Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

AIR FRANCE presents a draft agreement to the pilot unions

Download: Printable PDF Date: 13 Feb 2017 13:02 category:
Publisher:
AIR FRANCE presents a draft agreement to the pilot unions - Airlines publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: France Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Air France

Following two weeks of negotiations since December, Air France management this morning presented a draft agreement to the pilot unions, SNPL and SPAF. It is open for signature until 24 February. This period could be extended if the unions opt for a consultation with the pilots.

This draft agreement should enable the creation of the “NewCo”, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air France. With the Boost project, Air France will be able to resume the long-haul offensive and defend the feeder network at its Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub, with lower costs.


The draft agreement includes the following measures:

- The NewCo will be owned by Air France and may not be sold. Traffic rights will remain with Air France;

- The NewCo’s flights will be operated by Air France pilots with Air France rules of use and pay. This means that the contribution to Boost’s “pilot” cost savings will be shared by the entire pilot population;

- Productivity and efficiency improvement measures, defined by the negotiations, will ensure Boost’s pilot cost savings and will also contribute to Air France’s competitiveness;

- A mechanism, combined with a commitment to increase the number of pilots over the period, will make it possible to handle potential pilot unit cost increases;

- A compromise on the increase in night shift bonuses will enable the company to finalize Transform;

- The draft agreement guarantees that the NewCo’s fleet will not exceed 18 medium-haul aircraft and 10 long-haul aircraft.

The draft agreement also stipulates that a profit-sharing mechanism, in the form of a profit-sharing bonus, will be offered to all Air France staff in 2017. This will be determined by the Company’s results.

The aim is to launch its first medium-haul flight in the autumn of 2017 by Airbus A320 family. On long-haul, the NewCo will be launched in summer 2018 with the Airbus A340 followed by the Airbus A350 in 2019.

“This draft agreement is a balanced compromise which reflects the constructive spirit in which we have conducted these negotiations. It must enable us to build the future of Air France, with the pilots and all company staff, on the basis of a solid project of growth and recovery” stated Franck Terner, CEO Air France.

CONTINUED NEGOTIATIONS WITH CABIN CREW UNIONS

Air France management is also continuing the negotiations for the cabin crew collective agreement with the cabin crew unions. The aim is to finalize a new agreement by the end of February, after the expiry of the current agreement.



Loading comments for AIR FRANCE presents a draft agreement to the pilot unions...


Recommended

NetJets Confirms Delivery Schedule for its Global 7500 Aircraft

NetJets confirms commitment to industry’s flagship Global 7500 aircraft, with first delivery in 2021 Options exercised are part of previous large-scale, landmark orders for G...

Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic Will Double in 20 Years

New World Air Cargo Forecast projects demand for 2,650 freighters over the next two decades Forecast shows air cargo traffic growing 4.2 percent annually Boeing projects air cargo operators will...

ORAT trial completed at Istanbul New Airport

The last of The Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) trials before the launch on October 29, 2018, has been completed at Istanbul New Airport, which is set to become the world’s lar...

Safran wins new wheel and brake contract from Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines has chosen wheels and carbon brakes from Safran Landing Systems for its fleets of 25 Airbus A350-900 and 25 Boeing 787-9 long-range aircraft, set to enter service starting in 2019. Th...