Showing posts with label Envoy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Envoy. Show all posts

23 June, 2023

RTX's Collins Aerospace business signs MRO agreement with Envoy Airlines

RTX announced its Collins Aerospace business has signed a FlightSense flight-hour contract with Envoy Air. Under the multi-year agreement, Collins will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for a number of systems across Envoy's fleet of 128 Embraer E175 aircraft. Collins' products covered under the contract include electric power, fire protection and sensors, among others. 

"Our new agreement with Envoy builds on our existing support for the airline's Embraer fleet, further expanding Collins' relationship with one of America's largest regional carriers," said Cory May, vice president, Aftermarket Business Development for Collins Aerospace. "By providing Envoy with a maintenance program tailored to its unique operational requirements, we will help the airline reduce repair time and costs, while maximizing operational efficiency."

"We're pleased to reach an agreement with Collins Aerospace to enhance our maintenance program as we serve thousands of customers every day," said John Nicks, Envoy senior vice president, Corporate Services. "This multi-year agreement will help ensure that our aircraft are safe, compliant and ready to meet the demands of our airline operation for years to come."

Collins Aerospace is a business of RTX, the largest aerospace and defence company in the world. Our global team of 73,000 employees dreams, designs and delivers smarter, more connected solutions for passenger safety and comfort, mission success, space exploration, and operational efficiency and sustainability. 

21 June, 2022

American drops three cities over staff shortage

Staff shortages at the regional subsidiary airlines of the U.S. mega carrier American are starting to bite into the schedules as flights to three cities had had to be axed.  The group is cutting flights to the cities of Islip and Ithaca in New York, and Toledo, Ohio.

American Airlines says the routes will be cut from September 7th and is "In response to the regional pilot shortage affecting the airline industry, American Airlines has made the difficult decision to end service.”

CEO Robert Isom had previously confirmed that as a carrier it had been forced to grounded about 100 of its regional jets simply because it didn’t have enough workers to operate them. One of the key issues has been experienced staff moving up to American Airlines mainline fleet, whilst the regional carriers haven’t been able to recruit enough junior replacements.

American is cutting services between Eugene F. Kranz Toledo Express Airport and Chicago O'Hare Airport.  Philadelphia  - Ithaca Tompkins International Airport, is another that is being axed. The third route being cut is the daily service between Philadelphia and Islip’s Long Island McArthur Airport

A spokesperson for the group advised that affected passengers would be contacted directly and "We're extremely grateful for the care and service our team members provided to our customers in Islip, Ithaca, and Toledo, and are working closely with them during this time,"

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14 June, 2022

Some U.S. pilots are getting double pay........

Photo Envoy

Massive pay rises for pilots of two U.S. regional airlines that operate flights for American Airlines, as the global shortage of pilots continues to affect airlines around the world.

The regional airlines will increase rates of pay by around 50% until the end of August, it was announced this week. -The temporary raises will bring hourly wages for first officers in their first year of flying at Piedmont Airlines to $90 an hour, up from $51 an hour. For first-year captains, pay will go up from $78 an hour to $146 an hour advised, Eric Morgan, Piedmont’s CEO, who also said the increase could be extended should the shortage of pilots continue.

The Maryland-based airline was losing about 25 pilots a month to American Airlines’ mainline operation and has thus far failed to meet its target to recruit 40 pilots a month. The shortage of flight deck crew means the regional airline has to leave roughly 10 of its 60 aircraft on the ground at any one time.

Texas-based Envoy Airlines released details of a similar pay hike at the weekend saying that through to the end of August, Envoy pilots will receive a Pilot Supply Premium of 50% added to their hourly rate for all compensable hours.

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