Posted on: 23 December 2014 by Mark Howells
Pilots at American Airlines Group wholly-owned regional carrier Envoy Air have voted to ratify a Tentative Agreement reached between the carrier and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
This agreement was ratified by a vote among Envoy's more than 2,400 pilots and allows Envoy to offer all existing and future pilots a direct career progression to American Airlines. In addition, it provides Envoy with a firm fleet commitment of 40 new 76-seat Embraer 175s and the opportunity to operate up to 90 more E175s, if American exercises its options.
"We are very pleased our pilots voted to ratify the Tentative Agreement that offers them new, large and modern aircraft to fly and faster career advancement at both Envoy and American Airlines," remarked Envoy's president and CEO, Pedro Fabregas. "This agreement also lays the foundation for Envoy to become a stronger and more successful company for all of our more than 14,000 employees. My sincere thanks to Envoy ALPA and its Master Executive Council (MEC), as well as ALPA president Lee Moak, ALPA executive administrator Tim Canoll and MEC chairman Sam Pool for their hard work and dedication to reach this agreement."