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Air France management and the representative pilot union, SNPL, have signed several agreements:
- Two agreements to improve Air France’s flight safety management system, which had been proposed several weeks ago;
- Another one extending the specific agreement on Boeing 787 instructors, which is essential to train pilots on this new type of aircraft;
Since May 1, 2018, Air France has been forced to ground its 6th Boeing 787 following the pilot unions’ refusal to sign the extension of the specific Boeing 787 instructor agreement. It was incomprehensible to link subjects unrelated to the activity of this aircraft with the instructor agreement.
Air France is pleased that the agreement that it had been proposing for several months concerning the Boeing 787 has finally been signed, putting an end to a prejudicial situation for customers and employees. The negative effects resulting from the absence of an agreement and the suspended operation of a Boeing 787 will still be felt in the coming weeks, as the time lost in pilot training cannot be made up for instantly.
This latest-generation aircraft is one of the best tools in Air France’s growth strategy. Ensuring its operation is a priority for the company’s management.