Nine Meetings Held Across Country; 143 Pilots Retired
The Allied Pilots Association (APA), collective bargaining agent
for the 12,000 pilots of American Airlines, tells ANN the union
conducted large-scale member meetings at nine locations nationwide
Friday, to send a signal to management at American Airlines. The
rallies come as both sides continue to squabble -- with little
actual progress -- in ongoing contract negotiations.
Smoke In Cockpit, Shattered Windscreen Resulted In Emergency
The National Transportation Safety Board says it will
investigate the January 30 incident, in which an American Airlines
B757-200 en route from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Philadelphia
diverted to West Palm Beach, FL and made an emergency landing after
the cockpit filled with smoke.