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April 17, 2022

APA Sues American Airlines

Lawsuit Filed Over "Volunteer" Program for Unpaid Sim Training Sessions

The Allied Pilots Association has filed a lawsuit against American Airlines over a program the company hoped would augment simulator staff with unpaid pilots using their time off. Their issue lies with a new company effort to forgo the need for a second check airman in the simulator for cases of absence or illness, through the use of unpaid volunteer "seat fillers". For simulator training, a missing student would, in regular times, be replaced by another paid check airman, where they could take the place of the missing student for the duration of the other pilot's evaluation.

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Boeing Announces First-Quarter Deliveries

95 Aircraft Delivered, With 737 Taking the Lion's Share of Buisiness Once Again

The bulk of the planes delivered once again came from the 737 series, with 86 planes turned over to customers, with 5 from the increasingly aged 767. Only 3 777s were delivered, not too far off pace for a normal month at the brand. The first quarter was not free of instability around the world, with Boeing admitting that more than 140 jet orders are now stuck in limbo due to the war in Ukraine. The manufacturer moved the planes from its active order sheet into the unknown, unsure of whether or not the contracts would eventually be completed.

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