FAA responds to US carriers’ exemption requests for Middle East ops

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded Jan. 10 to several U.S.-based air cargo and express carriers requesting exemption from the FAA’s initial Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) banning U.S. carriers from flying in certain Middle East regions last week. In its response, the FAA included the issuance of a new NOTAM superseding the original and […]

US cargo carriers request FAA exemptions for Middle East ops

Several U.S.-based air cargo and express carriers, including Kalitta Air, FedEx and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary carriers, requested exemption from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue operating in the Middle East despite the recent Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) banning U.S. carriers from flying in certain regions. Airlines that submitted requests to the […]

Appeals court rules for Atlas Air, Southern Air against pilot unions

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary carriers, Atlas Air and Southern Air, in the carriers’ dispute with the union representing its pilots. The appeals court ruling follows earlier decisions by arbitrators also rendered in favor of the airlines, which found that the union, […]

Hactl secures handling contract for Southern Air

Hong Kong’s major independent cargo handler Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) received the contract to provide ramp handling services at Hong Kong Airport (HKG) for Atlas Air Worldwide subsidiary carrier Southern Air. According to a statement from Hactl, Southern Air operates 21 rotations per week through HKG, connecting to airports in Anchorage (ANC), […]

Arbitrator affirms Atlas Air’s win against pilots’ union

Today, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings confirmed that its subsidiary Atlas Air won an arbitration against the union that represents its pilots, the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224. The arbitration decision made yesterday affirms that the merger provisions of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) apply in connection with Atlas Air’s 2016 acquisition of Southern Air.  […]

Atlas Air, ABX, Southern Air pilots protest at CVG

Aug. 20, 2019: This story has been updated to include comment from Atlas Air.  Tomorrow, pilots flying for Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Air, which operate on behalf of Amazon Air and DHL, will protest at Cincinatti/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), which is the largest hub for these carriers. Pilots are protesting stalled contract negotiations […]

US Court of Appeals rules in favor of Atlas Air in pilot union labor dispute 

On June 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals (COA) affirmed a ruling from a district court that favors Atlas Air, Inc. and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., subsidiaries of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., in a labor dispute with their pilot unions.  The ruling knocks down an appeal the union filed claiming that the district court had no jurisdiction in the original case, based on the […]

Atlas Air chief Flynn retires, with Dietrich to take the helm in 2020 

President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn at Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will step back to chairman of the board at the end of this year, Atlas announced today. The current EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Atlas, John Dietrich, is set to take Flynn’s place as president effective immediately. He’ll also take over as CEO when Flynn […]

Atlas Air comes out on top in arbitration versus Southern Air pilot union

Atlas Air won an arbitration case against the Airline Professionals Association union in a dispute over the merger between Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. and Southern Air, Inc. Leadership for Southern Air pilots in Teamsters Local 1224 has 45 days as of June 12 to compile an integrated seniority list (ISL). Once the ISL has been […]

Atlas Air to fly 737-800Fs for Amazon in the U.S.

The operator of the 737-800BCFs joining the Amazon Air fleet was revealed this morning to be Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary carrier, Southern Air. According to an 8-K filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, five 737-800Fs will be placed into service for Amazon this year.  Atlas said in a statement that Amazon will lease […]

Atlas Air Worldwide, Ameriflight launch pilot pathway program

Another airline has taken matters into its own hands to fill positions in the face of rumored shortages of qualified pilots for major commercial jets. Yesterday, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. said that its subsidiary airlines, Atlas Air and Southern Air, have entered into an arrangement with Dallas-based cargo carrier Ameriflight to offer […]

Southern Air pilots’ union ratifies agreement

The agreement between Atlas Air Worldwide and the union representing the pilots that fly for its subsidiary – Southern Air, the all-cargo carrier for DHL – has been ratified after a long push that dates back to 2012 from pilots to increase pay rates to the same wage scales as their counterparts at parent company […]

Southern Air pilots reach tentative agreement with Atlas Worldwide

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW), has reached an agreement between the union representing pilots who fly for subsidiary carrier, Southern Air, over “interim enhancements” to the pilots’ collective bargaining agreement. According to AAWW, the interim agreement would “increase pay rates for Southern Air pilots to the same wage scales as provided to pilots of […]
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