Welcome to Wayman’s Pilot Industry Update. The latest information in the aviation industry, airlines, pilot hiring in South Florida and internationally.
This weeks pilot update includes:
- Pilot Shortage Leaves Passengers Frustrated
- A looming Lufthansa pilot strike would hit 20 U.S. airports
- Apollo-led investor group to acquire Atlas Air Worldwide for $5.2bn
- American Airlines Plans Hydrogen-powered Regional Fleet
- FAA Proposes New Rule For A Second Flight Deck Security Barrier
- US Airline Refunds Could Soon Get A Lot Easier For Passengers
- Airport disruption ‘accelerating’ move to business aviation: Bombardier
- Alaska Airlines makes significant investment in sustainable aviation fuel
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As the month of July nears its end, we continue to hear stories about staff shortages at airlines, resulting in delayed and canceled flights, airport chaos, and lost baggage.
The union representing airline pilots for the German flagship carrier Lufthansa voted overwhelmingly Sunday in favor of labor action that could become an official strike.
US freight and passenger carrier Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by Apollo Global Management in an all-cash deal worth $5.2 billion.
American Airlines is investing an undisclosed sum in hydrogen propulsion system developer ZeroAvia and has signaled its intention to add hydrogen-powered aircraft to its fleet.
After a long campaign, the FAA has proposed a rule that will require airline operators to install secondary security barriers in their flight decks.
Legislation introduced by both chambers of the US Congress may enable easier refunds for stranded passengers.
Airport disruption is prompting more first-class airline passengers to switch to private aviation, continuing a trend that began during the pandemic.
Alaska is set to offtake 185 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel from Gevo over five years beginning in 2026