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Old 26th Dec 2001, 21:04
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From a source in TNT training we hear that the new TNT contract that Atlas air is flying out of Liege to Africa and else where will be turned into a dry lease with TNT pilots flying an Atlas aircraft, which is currently in the process of being re-registered in Belgium. At this time the flights are being manned by a mixture of AACS and mainline Atlas crews, but this is to end with the completion of training of the TNT crews. Said training will be in the UK ( London ), and will begin in January. Looks like this will cut out the Atlas and AACS crews from a lot of EU flying, since the plan is for additional aircraft to be put on the contract, which is being done by 1 -400 at this time. Any Atlas or AACS pilots care to comment? Have you been advised of this by Atlas MGT? What effect will this have on the on-going union discussions between Atlas mgt. and the mainline pilots? Merry Christmas all, Happy New Year!
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Old 26th Dec 2001, 22:08
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I'll bet a cockpit manned by a combination of AACS and Atlas pilots makes for a cozy atmosphere . . . . NOT.
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Old 27th Dec 2001, 01:58
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C'mon Guv, pull that string on your chest and lets all hear your new years rendition of "It's not fair" to the tune of Auld Lang Syne.
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Old 2nd Jan 2002, 21:53
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I'm confused.

Are you talking about AAWH or AAI or Polar or AACS or GSS or TNT or wet lease or dry lease......????????

The list seems to be getting real long and stretched thin.

Seems like AAI is getting smaller while the rest are growing in terms of capacity.

How does this effect your contract negotiations? Or, is that a moot point now that there are TONS of carriers who can move TONS of cargo now in the event you walk?


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Old 2nd Jan 2002, 22:01
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Yes, timing is everytthing. And when the economy picks up in 2 or 3 months, will the timing be right again?
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Old 3rd Jan 2002, 02:47
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Party Reptile, do you go by the moniker of lounge lizard on another board?
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Old 5th Jan 2002, 02:55
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Old 5th Jan 2002, 07:12
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Does anybody know if Atlas are recruiting in the
near future for their Stansted operation; and, if so, are they taking non 747 rated drivers?
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Old 5th Jan 2002, 09:03
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I hear that AACS (the alter-ego company formed in the UK by Atlas Air) is such a great place to work that they've lost many going to other airlines. You should do some careful research on these people before you sign up. It was set up as a union busting outfit, that so far has been working, especially in conjunction with the current world economy. Go back in the old old threads on PPRuNe and you can get a picture.
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