In no particular order why it came to a screeching halt:
- ACPA not ready to leave their union for ALPA as still their is a internal dispute going on between OAC (original Air Canada) and OCP (original Canadian).
- ALPA not willing to talk about joining ACPA.
- Seems the Jazz boys wanted their "cake and eat it as well" when coming down to figuring out a seniority issue.
- AO lawsuit, seems the ACPA membership will not tolerate making a deal with a group when they have a 300 million dollar lawsuit hanging over their head as certain pilots have now held the junior members career hostage.
I think what Jazz has to do is figure where it went "off the tracks" and continue to have dialogue with ACPA with the regards to eliminating the whipsawing that has taken place and allow for movement within the ranks when the hiring does come back..
Over three years ago Jazz was in a position to see any Jet flying they were doing soon disappear with the F-28's being retired and the BAE 146's having just a little life left in them.
Now flash forward to 2004 and Jazz will be in a position to operate 65 jet aircraft in a couple years with the option for 15 more still to be mediated by Teplinsky. Given that the retirements at the mainline in the next ten years add up to more than 1300 pilots hopefully allowing an amendment to LOU 18 for a orderly transition for some from Jazz.
-President Ronald Reagan
The rumour of a surplus of pilots at Jazz is just that a rumour. There might be a need for some of the furloughed pilots to be back in the late winter