Monday, July 22, 2024

ABX Air pilots have no confidence in management

Pilots at ABX Air flying aircraft for Amazon and DHL casted a near unanimous vote of no confidence in management on Wednesday 4 December. Results indicate over 99.5% of voting pilots have no faith “in management’s willingness to negotiate or reach an agreement for the benefit of all stakeholders to include the shareholders, the customers, […]

Unhappy pilots picket Amazon shareholder meeting

Amazon investors and board members gathering at the annual shareholder meeting were greeted by pilots flying for Amazon Air contracted carriers raising concerns about working conditions. The pilots who work for Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Air protested outside the meeting on Wednesday 22 May, holding picket signs and running a mobile billboard that […]

Amazon breaks ground on CVG air cargo hub

Amazon has broken ground on its $1.5 billion Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport air cargo hub, as pilots continue to highlight workplace issues. Ground was broken on 14 May in a ceremony attended by delegates including the founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos. The air hub is scheduled to open in 2021 and create more than 2,000 […]

ATSG extends leasing and operating deal with DHL

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has extended agreements to lease 14 Boeing 767s to DHL and operate eight of those in North America for three years. The agreement includes extending 11 leases between DHL and ATSG’s leasing subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management. Leases for six 767-200s operated by a DHL affiliate airline in the Middle East […]

Pilots union rains on Atlas Air’s parade

The Teamsters Union, which represents Atlas Air and Southern Air pilots who fly for DHL and Amazon Air, is warning investors not to believe the positive spin put out by the parent company in its latest financial results. In an open letter to investors, it says that many pilots are leaving the employment of Atlas […]

Cargo pilots concerned about how airlines are run

Atlas Air extends agreement with DB Schenker

Pilots contracted to fly for Amazon Air and DHL are concerned about the way their airlines are being run, survey results have found. More than 1,200 pilots at Atlas Air Worldwide subsidiaries Atlas Air and Southern Air, and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) subsidiary ABX Air were asked questions about hiring, retaining, scheduling and more. […]

Johns elected to the board at ATSG

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has elected of Raymond Johns to its board of directors, effective today. Johns is currently executive vice president of FlightSafety International Inc. headquartered in New York, where he leads the design, manufacture, and support of flight simulation equipment and flight training services to government and military organizations worldwide. ATSG chairman, Randy Rademacher […]

ATSG growth continues as midsize freighter leasing expands

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) has seen its revenues increase 43 per cent and $77 million to $253.2 million in the second quarter (Q2) of this year. ATSG’s airline services operations, and maintenance and logistics businesses, all recorded double-digit revenue increases. GAAP earnings from continuing operations were a loss of $53.9 million and included charges totaling […]

Amazon Prime Air pilots picket at e-commerce giant’s shareholder meeting

Air cargo pilots who fly for Amazon Prime Air picketed outside the e-commerce heavyweight’s annual shareholder meeting in Seattle on 23 May. The 65 picketing pilots (pictured above) said they wanted to flag up the intensifying challenges at their airlines and potential risks for Amazon’s growing logistics operations as there is a “looming” pilot shortage, which […]

ATSG wins pilots ruling on single carrier issue

The National Mediation Board (NMB) has ruled in favour of Air Transport Services Group’s (ATSG) airline subsidiaries in deciding they do not operate as a single transportation system – as defined under the US Railway Labor Act – for purposes of the labor representation of their pilots. ATSG owns and operates two airlines with separate and distinct US […]

ATSG sees revenue increase in 2016 of 24%

Air Transport Services Group’s (ATSG) revenue increased 24 per cent to $768.9 million in 2016 and it was up 22 per cent in the final quarter of the year. ATSG’s earnings from continuing operations fell though as were $21.1 million in 2016 down from $39 million in 2015 – while it posted a $755,000 loss for the fourth quarter. These […]

ATSG forecasts lower earnings due to ABX Air strike

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) have announced its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) from continuing operations is set to be around $7 million lower than indicated in its fourth quarter (Q4) and full year 2016 forecast. ATSG says this reduction in guidance is due to the revenue loss resulting from a brief work stoppage in […]

Preliminary injunction issued in ABX Air labour dispute

Air Transport Services Group says US District Court Judge Timothy S. Black issued a order yesterday granting ABX Air’s motion to convert a temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction. This it says prohibits work stoppages and other service interruptions of ATSG’s cargo airline subsidiary ABX Air, by ABX Air’s pilot employees represented by the […]

Court orders ABX Air pilots to end work stoppage

ABX Air pilots have been ordered to return to work after a judge ruled differences must be resolved through arbitration and other provisions in their labour agreement. US District Court Judge Timothy S. Black ruled that the disagreements with the pilots and their union, Airline Professional Association of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 1224, […]

ABX Air taking steps to end work stoppage

Air Transport Services Group says one of its two airline subsidiaries, ABX Air is taking “multiple steps to resolve and end an illegal work stoppage” that began today by its pilots represented by the Airline Professionals Association of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 1224. Around 250 pilots went on strike and about 75 flights were […]

ABX Air and Teamsters labour dispute to go to arbitration

The labour dispute between ABX Air and pilot employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) is to go to arbitration, a court has ruled. Judge Timothy S. Black of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled that the dispute between Air Transport Services Group’s cargo airline and pilot employees […]

ABX Air makes legal complaint against IBT in pilot dispute

ABX Air has filed a complaint against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for injunctive and declaratory relief for violations of the Railway Labor Act under the labour agreement between ABX Air and the IBT covering ABX Air’s pilot employees. ABX, the airline subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, says the IBT, covering the International Brotherhood […]

DHL facing $455,000 fine from FAA for hazmat breaches

DHL Express is facing fines totalling $455,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a number of hazardous material breaches. The FAA alleges that DHL accepted shipments that were not properly prepared for air transportation, and employees did not receive required hazardous materials training. The seven breaches occurred between December 2013 and September 2014, and […]