Oct 1, 2007
US Airways was granted a single operating certificate by the FAA, reflecting the merger of the the former US Airways and America West. "This is a very important milestone, reflecting two years of hard work combining and refining two sets of policies, procedures, manuals, checklists and computer systems for virtually every area of the airline," said US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. A single FAA operating certificate, officially cementing as one entity the carrier created in September 2005 when America West Airlines acquired the assets of the former US Airways, which was enduring its second bankruptcy in three years. Sep 28, 2007
A group of US Airways pilots says it's close to having enough votes to ask the National Mediation Board to force a referendum on the Air Line Pilots Association, which currently represents the pilots. The pilots, from the pre-merger US Airways, recently walked away from contract negotiations with the airline over pay and ALPA-negotiated seniority issues. If ALPA is decertified as their representative, contract negotiations will have to begin again with a new union. Sep 24, 2007
US Airways in no hurry to use integrated seniority list: US Airways CEO Doug Parker says he wants to negotiate a new pilots contract but is in no hurry to adopt the seniority ruling approved this week by the Air Line Pilots Association. "I don't believe we're going to get a contract ratified...