Phoenix is home to a number of notable aviation industry stalwarts, including the headquarters for airline U-S Airways, and one of the nation’s busiest airports with Phoenix Sky Harbor . And in Southwest Phoenix , German pilots are finding their wings. From Phoenix station KJZZ Tony Ganzer takes a look at the European pilots in training, and what their methods could mean for airlines in the U-S.
Management and representatives from US Airways pilots’ unions are meeting this morning in Washington D-C. It’s been two years since America West and US Airways merged and…still…the outcome of the meeting is anyone’s guess. KJZZ’s Tony Ganzer reports that it’s not clear if the two sides will be able to reach a contract agreement.
Kirby: “It’s been a challenging year, a lot of good things have happened, we’ve had our fair share of challenges. We’ve found merging two airlines is complex and difficult.”
TG: It’s now been two years since, on paper, US Airways and America West merged in 2005, though seamless is not a word to describe how things in practice have gone.
Tempe-based U-S Airways continues to merge its operations with parent America West airlines. Some decisions are made behind closed doors by top-level executives. Other decisions however, not so much. KJZZ’s Tony Ganzer reports.