SPEEA Comments on Boeing Eliminating customer Flight Training Airplane pilots, sending jobs to overseas contract house

  SPEEA Comments on Boeing Eliminating customer Flight Training Airplane
  pilots, sending jobs to overseas contract house

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- September 21, 2020

The following is a statement from SPEEA:

On Friday September 18, The Boeing Company delivered layoff notices to its
remaining seven Flight Training Airplane (FTA) pilots and will instead send
the critical work of providing on-site training to airline customers to an
overseas contract house. The 60-day notices of layoff eliminate all direct
Boeing FTA pilots by the end of November – a critical moment in Boeing’s plan
to return the 737MAX to service and start delivering the roughly 400 airplanes
now parked around the West Coast.

The move comes just days after the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure released its report on the “Design, Development and
Certification of the Boeing 737MAX.” Based on a year-long investigation, the
report, along with citing a “culture of 
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a screen shot of a video game: Instrument panels and screens are seen inside an Airbus SE A350 XWB full-flight simulator at the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC), a joint venture owned by Airbus and Singapore Airlines Ltd., during a media tour at the Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Airbus announced on the eve of the Paris Air Show formalized plans to upgrade its A380 superjumbo with fuel-saving winglets as the European planemaker seeks to revive sales of the flagship model.


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Instrument panels and screens are seen inside an Airbus SE A350 XWB full-flight simulator at the Airbus Asia Training Centre (AATC), a joint venture owned by Airbus and Singapore Airlines Ltd., during a media tour at the Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore, on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Airbus announced on the eve of the Paris Air Show formalized plans to upgrade its A380 superjumbo with fuel-saving winglets as the European planemaker seeks to revive sales of the flagship model.

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