DELTA REACHES AGREEMENT WITH PILOTS
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has reached a tentative agreement with its
pilots that will allow Delta to operate B777 and B767-400 aircraft.
A dispute over how much pilots will be paid to operate the new aircraft
types force Delta to delay delivery of some B777 planes this year. The
two-engine B777, generally regarded as an excellent passenger plane for
carrying belly cargo, allows airlines to operate more cheaply on long-haul
The new agreement, which must be approved by Air Line Pilots
Association, sets pay rates for the B777 at $250 per hour and for the
B767-400 at $230 per hour.
Separately, Delta’s pilot union and Air France’s pilot union have formed
a collation to promote equal treatment at the carriers, which recently
formed an alliance.