United Pilots Take Complaints To U.S. Congress | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 07.20.17

Airborne 07.17.17

Airborne 07.18.17

Airborne 07.19.17

Airborne 07.20.17

Airborne 07.21.17

Airborne-Unmanned 07.18.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 07.20.17

Airborne 07.17.17

Airborne 07.18.17

Airborne 07.19.17

Airborne 07.20.17

Airborne 07.21.17

Airborne-Unmanned 07.18.17

Coming Up In Just A Few Hours -- 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview -- DON'T MISS IT!

Wed, Nov 16, 2011

United Pilots Take Complaints To U.S. Congress

Circulate Report Critical Of The Airline's Safety On Capitol Hill

A 101-page report critical of United Airlines is being passed around Capitol Hill by pilots who fly for the carrier. The report, which was prepared by ALPA, blasts the airline for its use of computer-based training as the primary tool for teaching procedural changes following the merger with Continental Airlines, and the lack of classroom sessions or simulator time to reinforce the computer training.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the union document likens the situation to trying to learn a new trapeze routine by reading about it on a computer.

The report contends that United crews are reporting higher-than-normal rates of safety issues due to stress caused by changes in the cockpit procedures. One pilot, for example, allegedly nearly forgot to lower the landing gear on final approach, according to the document. Others have reportedly failed to properly follow taxi instructions, and some have removed themselves from duty rosters because they felt they were not fit to fly.

United Continental Holdings says the claims are "baseless", and say the pilot's union is attempting to influence contract negotiations with the document. A statement released by UCH Monday said the union has a "history" of working to "disrupt the operations of the airline."

The FAA approved the training program. It is still processing the merged airline's application for a single operating certificate. Continental had based its operating procedures on Boeing manuals, and the United pilots are being forced to change they way they have operated in the cockpit. FAA safety official Petty Gilligan said she has reviewed the concerns expressed by the United pilots, and that the programs are under careful review. "All safety standards will be met," she said in response to a Union letter sent to the agency in September.

FMI: www.alpa.org, www.faa.gov. www.unitedcontinentalholdings.com

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 07.20.17: FAST Drones, GeoFencing, Certified Drone Photographer

Also: SureFly Helicopter Concept, 'Design a Drone', Raleigh v Drones, Aero-TV: AMA's David Mathewson The Drone Racing League recently tested the fastest racing drone, and set the G>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 07.18.17: Moon Express, DJI Drone Hacks, Airdog Sports-Drone

Also: Ride Sharing, Indago UAS, S Korean Tiltrotor UAV, Drone Simulators, Airborne-Unmanned This is SERIOUS Unmanned Vehicle technology! Moon Express, one of the competitors in the>[...]

Airborne 07.21.17: TruTrak Completes STC!, SureFly Helicopter, TDRS-M Satellite

Also: Oshkosh Airshows!, M400 Skycar Baloney, Apollo-Era Computers, Rockwell Collins TDR-94Ds, CAAS-EASA, Vega Prepared TruTrak Flight Systems has completed the STC of the Vizion a>[...]

Airborne 07.20.17: ForeFlight Scout, Airbus SAGITTA UAV, Privatization Fight

Also: NASA P2006T, Robert Sumwalt, First FL Legacy 500, Tuskegee Airmen, New RAF Trainer, VFA-115 ForeFlight has announced the availability of Scout, a portable, dual-band ADS-B re>[...]

Airborne 07.21.17: TruTrak Completes STC!, SureFly Helicopter, TDRS-M Satellite

Also: Oshkosh Airshows!, M400 Skycar Baloney, Apollo-Era Computers, Rockwell Collins TDR-94Ds, CAAS-EASA, Vega Prepared TruTrak Flight Systems has completed the STC of the Vizion a>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC