Welcome to Wayman’s Pilot Industry Update. The latest information in the aviation industry, airlines, pilot hiring in South Florida and internationally.
This weeks pilot update includes:
- New InSight Aviation: First Officer At JetBlue Chris Mullins, Former Wayman Instructor
- Thousands of Delta Airlines pilots vote overwhelmingly to authorize a strike
- Delta pilots say they’re willing to strike, but no impact to Thanksgiving travel is expected
- Women in Aviation: As the pilot shortage continues, enrollment of women in flight schools soars to new heights
- American Airlines pilot union moves toward seeking federal mediation as contract talks drag on
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Chris was once a flight instructor at Wayman and offers some insightful advice on the importance of mentorship and the incredible transition to a major airline such as JetBlue.
Delta Air Lines pilots intensified their push for improved pay by insisting they will strike if they do not get a new contract. With 96% of members participating in an Air Line Pilots Association union vote, 99% of Delta pilots “authorized union leaders to call a strike, if necessary, to achieve a new contractual agreement,” the union said.
Almost 15,000 Delta Air Lines pilots voted to authorize a strike after negotiations for a new contract were paused due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the pilot shortage has impacted flights for both customers and commercial airlines.
Women in Aviation International reports that 14.2% of student pilots are women as of 2020. This number that has grown in recent years since 2017, when just 9.8% of students were women.
American Airlines’ pilot union is taking steps toward seeking federal mediation in contract negotiations as talks with the country’s largest carrier drag on, according to a note from the labor group.