Old 19th Feb 2010, 11:01
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well written posting. Interesting perspective. Although I do not agree with everything you write (e.g. I do believe there is a future for ex-mil pilots in the legacy carriers in Europe), you do raise an interesting point with the potential struggle between pilots of legacy and regional carriers.

This is however far from new. The solution we have found in VNV is to integrate the regional pilots in the framework of the mainline contract (it wasn`t easy at all.........) back in 1996. As a result the scope in the KLM contract now covers everything from 27 seats upwards....
I firmly believe this is the way forward. It is very different from most of what the americans have in their contract and I do not believe there is anything similar yet elsewhere in Europe.

Copilots on mainline KLM now bid for captaincy in the regional cityhopper fleet and the other way around.
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