I understand that an arbitrator is mulling this over as we speak, with a decision due shortly. The MDA pilots are grieving this transaction. One side of the argument says it was an "asset transfer", the other says "change of control". Again, as I understand it, if it is decided that the transaction is an asset transfer, the pilots are not part of the deal and they will only have rights to the flying under the Jets-for-jobs protocol (they will be able to bid over to Republic for 50% of the Captain positions and 50% of the FO positions as their seniority allows). If it is decided that the transaction is a "change of control", they will retain rights to the flying and will come over with the airplanes. However, the last few weeks I have been hearing that in the latter case, it will create some issues with their recall rights back to the mainline if and when that becomes a reality (however I am slightly confused on how all that will work out), so it sounds like a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" scenario. As far as how we are being informed in the RAH family (the pilots on the CHQ master list), there is very little information being distributed by the company (no surprise there). The CHQ website posted 3 vacancy bids for DCA over the next few months for 20 Captain and 20 FO positions flying the MDA 170's, but there was no word if these 40 slots are intended entirely for CHQ-list pilots or meant to be split between CHQ-list pilots and J4J pilots (meaning, is it 40 slots or really 80 slots?). I have not been following the delivery schedule nor the numbers of positions created/erased as the airplanes are moved from one company to the other.n25na said:so are the pilots going with the airplanes to republic?
Midlantic is a USAir alterego created solely with the intent to pay "regional" wages to their mainline pilots.BOHICAgain said:Thanks for all the info..I was just hoping for a one sentence answer. Now my brain hurts.
MDA guys are just trying to pull a fast one, and jump into another airlines seniority list!Ganja60Heavy said:Midlantic is a USAir alterego created solely with the intent to pay "regional" wages to their mainline pilots.