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Old 03-18-2009, 12:09 PM   #1  
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Default Atlas Air Furloughs

I've been away on mil leave for 14 months and have very little communication regarding Atlas Air. Can anyone pm me or answer this post with how high the furloughs have gone and are going?

I haven't seen anything in the mail, yet, so I must be good for now. However, I heard a rumor that it may go up into year 2000 hires.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:27 PM   #2  
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The last post on the Atlas profile, update 3/7/09 on this website says:

Effective dates for pilot furloughs:

10 pilots 1/30/09
24 pilots 3/31/09
14 pilots 4/30/09
13 pilots 5/31/09
5 pilots 6/30/09
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They didn't have to go very far to get to me. So far 96 F/Os and I don't know know how many F/Es. I don't want to turn this into PPRUNE but I've seen on other web boards it may go back (at least the downgrades) to when AABO was started.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:15 AM   #4  
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Thanks for the posts and PM's.

I feel bad for you guys and I hope something turns up for you until the company can pick-up some business.

I'm turning around on another combat tour, so I'll have employment for another 17 months. I just hope I have a job with Atlas when I get back and call myself USAR (RETIRED).
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Is Atlas still getting the -8's?
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:00 PM   #6  
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Just recalled 6 FE's
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:32 PM   #7  
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Is Atlas still getting the -8's?
Yes, As long as Boeing builds it. Is Vancouver still on track to get the 777?
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:01 AM   #8  
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Default Ultimately it'll just be this many...

6 Polar -400s
13 Atlas -400s
maybe 3 Classics in 2010, and thats generous.
The trick in this mix is that the -400s are positioned, but we're not exactly sure how we're going to deal with the -8s as they come on board.

On the plus side, the delivery of the -8s are far enough out that they can be deployed when the economy is back on the upswing.
We are working with customers now to place the -8s, dont know how its working. We also, IMHO, luckily resisted adding any more -400s as theyve become cheap to lease or buy. Our competitors cant afford them, and World is have growing pangs with their conversions.
So I think we did good by not growing.

On the downside:
To me it seems for every -8 we place we'll need to re-task a -400; we will probably swap a/c out with current customers.
If the two pilot groups finally get on to one, then they'll be able to move freely within fleet types/airlines possibly saving alot of jobs.
The ones who need to prepare for extinction are the remaining F/Es or heaven forbid, he who cannot transition to the glass cans.
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Good old Regis still selling watches?
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Yep, he's still selling them!
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