Airline Division Week in Review — June 9, 2018

Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Crew Members to Picket White House 
Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX pilots; members of APA Local 1224 who are flying for Amazon, DHL and other customers will picket the White House to bring maximum visibility to the fight for a new CBA. Picketing will take place on Monday, June 11th.  

AGENDA – Monday, June 11, 2018
Below is a preliminary schedule of events for the day of picketing:

  • 9:00 a.m. — Bus departs from the Hampton Inn & Suites Washington-Dulles International Airport, 22700 Holiday Park Drive, Sterling, Virginia 20166
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Picketing on Lafayette Square in front of the White House, Lafayette Square (Pennsylvania Ave NW & 16th Street Northwest), Washington, D.C.
  • 2:00 p.m. — Bus departs picket location / returns members to the Washington-Dulles International Airport and the hotel.

Airline Industry News

Governmental and Regulatory
Forwarders take to dedicated freighter ops, but could trade issues get in the way? 

Airlines, Industry and Labor
Natilus, the cargo drone startup, has completed the latest phase of taxi tests on water for a 30-foot-long prototype of its planned, large-scale unmanned cargo aircraft.

Swiss-based carrier Panalpina added Querétaro International Airport (QRO) to its United States-Mexico network, which it calls the “speedy loop,” connecting Mexico City and Guadalajara with the airline’s airfreight gateway in Huntsville, Alabama.

Tariffs may bring a premature end to the cargo boom.