Facing a revenue drop measured in billions of dollars for 2021 JetBlue is planning major budget cuts. First tipped last week, further details are now emerging on what will be changing for the company.
As Delta Air Lines and its pilots battle over impending furloughs an unlikely candidate for collateral damage is emerging. The carrier may be forced to ground some of its A220-100 fleet as it comes up short on First Officers to operate the type. The company notified 1,941 pilots last Friday of potential layoffs on 1 October.
Spirit Airlines will not involuntarily furlough any pilots in October when the CARES Act Payroll Support Program funding expires. The news comes just days after the company and the Air Line Pilots Association representing its pilots indicated that 117 positions were at risk.
With US airlines now filing WARN notices for potential furloughs the potential to see that impact their regional partners is becoming more clear. Scope clauses in the pilot union contracts could have a significant impact come 1 October.
With CARES Act Payroll Support Program funding set to expire at the end of September 2020 many airline employees are facing the very real risk of layoffs or furlough. But JetBlue pilots secured a major win this week.
Facing 20 days of unpaid leave and a forced vacation schedule at least one United Airlines employees has turned to the courts for relief. A class action suit seeks court-ordered enforcement of the terms of United’s agreement with the US government under the Payroll Support Program section of the CARES Act, including reversal of the new policy.
The aviation industry is in turmoil. As airlines slash spending the supplier network is scrambling to survive. For many of these companies staff furloughs is the name of the game. Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC) is the latest in the IFEC sector to implement such moves.
As the US government shutdown drags on the number of airline and airport projects at risk continues to grow. These are just a few of the major programs affected.