Conflict at Air France: Its Pilots on Strike, the Company Plans to Ensure “70%” of Flights Saturday

“70%” flights will be assured Saturday, April 7 by the airline Air France while the drivers organise a fifth day of strike for wages. Air France plans to ensure “70%” flights Saturday, April 7, according to a statement sent Friday by the management of the company, which records the highest cancellation rate since the beginning of the wage dispute in February. During …

New ‘rule of two’ in jet cockpits

Following the tragic Airline crash earlier this week by the Germanwings aircraft in the South of France, airlines across the globe have ordered there should be two people in the cockpit at all times. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately flew the Airbus A320 into the ground near Seyne-les-Alpes, …

Pilot Strike

French pilots have voted to strike this weekend which is likely to severely hit the Flag carrier Air France and is expected to end Monday at Midnight. The pilots are striking as they oppose proposed new rules to come into effect in 2010 that would end the current requirement for them to retire at 60, …