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Evergreen International Airlines’ flight crews reject the tentative agreement

Evergreen International Airlines (Marana) crewmembers, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), rejected a tentative collective bargaining agreement with management. Ninety-two percent of EIA crewmembers participated in the ratification process. Ninety-six percent of voting members cast ballots against accepting the tentative agreement.

ALPA and management negotiated for two-and-a-half years. Prior to the Evergreen crewmembers joining ALPA in 2007, negotiations were extended for over three years between the crewmembers’ independent union, The Aviators Group, and management. Mediated talks began in 2005 under the supervision of the National Mediation Board (NMB). The tentative agreement was reached in April 2010.

Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross. Ex-Delta Boeing 747-132 N479EV (msn 19898) now known as the “Evergreen Supertanker” shows off its forest firefighting capabilities at the Hahn Airport near Frankfurt.

Korean Air swings to a $196 million 2Q loss

Korean Air (Seoul) has swung to second quarter loss of $196 million.

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Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross. A splendid view of Boeing 747-4B5 HL7491 (msn 27341 at Frankfurt in the special “StarCraft” promotional livery.

Air India in crisis, first the accident, now the strike

Air India (Mumbai) today is dealing with an unexpected strike by its employees (ground crews and engineers), in the aftermath of the Air India Express crash.

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Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross. Boeing 747-4H6 VT-AIS (msn 25703) taxies from the gate at Frankfurt.

Safi Airways to acquire two Airbus A320s

Safi Airways (Kabul) is adding two Airbus A320s in a fleet renewal program. The first A320 will be painted in this new livery and will be introduced on the Kabul-Dubai route this month. The Boeing 737-300s will be retained for charters and ACMI operations.

Press release:

http://www.safiairways.aero/sites/safiairways/files/pdf/10-05-04%20Safi%20Airways%20announces%20fleet%20renewal%20plans%20at%20ATM.pdf

Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross. The first aircraft to wear the new corporate identity is this Airbus A340-311 YA-TTB (msn 015) assigned to operate the KBL-FRA route. YA-TTB arrives at Frankfurt.

Air India offers seven aircraft for lease

Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross.  Please click on photo for full view, information and other Air India photos.

Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross. Please click on photo for full view, information and other Air India photos.

Air India (Mumbai) is offering three Boeing 777-200LR (Longer Range) and four Airbus A310F freighters for lease.

News link:

www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/10/06/333116/air-india-offers-seven-aircraft-for-dry-lease.html

Saudi Arabian takes delivery of first Airbus A320

Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross.  Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Jeddah) has taken delivery of its first new Airbus A320. A320-214 HZ-AS11 (msn 4015) was handed over yesterday (October 1). However it is not the first A320 to wear Saudi Arabian colors.

Press release:

www.airbus.com/en/presscentre/pressreleases/pressreleases_items/

09_10_01_saudi_arabia_airlines_first_a320.html

Armavia intends to join the SkyTeam

 

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Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross. Please click on photo for information and other photos.

Armavia (Yerevan) intends to eventually join the SkyTeam. On September 4 Armavia signed a code-share agreement with founding SkyTeam member Air France.

 

News link:

www.arka.am/eng/transport/2009/09/08/16578.html

Maximus Air Cargo is operating for Etihad Airways

 

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Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Maximus Air Cargo (Abu Dhabi) started operating two Airbus A300-600 freighters for Etihad Airways on July 1. The aircraft operate to Bangalore, Chennai, COlombo and Nairobi. The contract is expected to grow to include flights to China, Italy and Libya.

Air India may get a government bailout

 

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Please click on photo for full view, information and other AI aircraft.

Air India (Mumbai) is expected to get a government loan to help it survive. AI is also planning to cancel seven of nine Boeing 777-300 ERs still on order.

News link:

 

www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601091&sid=aWPEz7PYkFZI

Lufthansa Cargo to ground four MD-11Fs

 

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Please click on photo for full view and caption.

Lufthansa Cargo (Frankfurt) due to decreased demand is grounding for McDonnell Douglas MD-11F freighters.