- Feb 3, 2002
- Total Time
Read his bio, I'm pretty sure he is familiar with the 121 FAR flight time limits.Yes, let's increase the hours worked per month by pilots. "If these unproductive pilots would just start flying 90 hours a month, the companies could save sooo much. What, there is a limit to how much a pilot can fly? 90 hours times 12 months is, um, 1080 hours, and you say pilots can only fly 1000 hours per year? So everyone would time out before Christmas? Brilliant! Who wants to fund my next study?!"
I suppose to increase the productivity of these senior pilots, Delta should start tacking on an ATL- JAX round trip at each end of a NRT turn...
"Wages have been halved, pensions obliterated... I can't understand why these senior pilots aren't more productive! A 60 year old pilot should definitely work harder, and fly more trips across multiple time zones with less down time to recover each month. I mean, what is the point of putting in 30 years with a company if all you want to do is sit at home 18 days a month. Sheesh."
Some beancounter telling pilots they don't need time off - now get back to rowing the slave ship. You can sleep when you are dead.[COLOR=#0066cc said:Swelblog Archive[/COLOR];1861435]Is US airline labor ever going to get that featherbedding their own membership roles is actually hurting a smaller number of employees necessary to support a struggling industry?
Follow the money....William S. Swelbar is a Research Engineer in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s International Center for Air Transportation, where he is affiliated with the Global Airline Industry Program and Airline Industry Research Consortium.
Prior to accepting his research position at MIT, Swelbar spent 25 years in the consulting world with a focus on airline labor cost restructuring, regulatory issues governing air transport, communication strategy and support, and air service development on behalf of airports and communities. In his consulting roles, Swelbar has represented airlines, airports, investors, manufacturers, and labor groups. He also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Hawaiian (Airlines) Holdings, Inc. and on an advisory board of a technology company that offers enterprise solutions to multiple industries including transportation.
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Bingo. It's so transparent that it is almost sad. Note his bio from the Hawaiian Airlines website:Just another typical, anti-union, anti-pilot rant from an airline board member.
Nope.Anyone consider he might be right?