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Norwegian and Ryanair for pilots

  Widespread confusion about Norwegian Air Shuttle’s pilot employment contracting processes has been raising temperatures at flightcrew associations in Europe for more than a year, and is now having the same effect at American pilot unions since the company recently applied for transatlantic services. I’ve just returned from the 8-9 April Flyoperativt Forum at  Oslo […]

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A silver lining to the ash cloud?

In recent years the European Union has zapped its air carriers with over-the-top passenger rights legislation, overcharged them for delaying and long-routing their flights through its jigsaw puzzle air traffic management system, individual EU member governments have stung them for passenger departure taxes, and next year Europe’s airlines will be uniquely required to prepare for an emissions trading […]

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Volcanic ash: who says flying’s not safe?

The problems with decisionmaking about whether to fly – or not – in the volcanic-ash-affected skies over Europe is that so little is known about these circumstances. The situation is unique in that this ash cloud is affecting a large area of intense aviation activity.   The Met Office weather research Dornier 228 at work Vocanoes somewhere on the planet […]

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