A union dispute has kept many of the pilots who once flew Aer Lingus‘ BAe 146s grounded since the airline withdrew the aircraft late last year. Aer Lingus withdrew the six BAe 146s in a fleet simplification move. About 46 former BAe 146 flight crew have been at home on full pay since then, costing the airline some EUR2-3 million. They have yet to be retrained onto the airline’s Airbus fleet because of a dispute over whether they would be trained as pilots or first officers.
Recent news items on Aer Lingus:
- CityJet contracts with Air France and Lufthansa end (2019-10-31)
- Second CityJet Avro RJ85 painted in Aer Lingus colors (2019-03-21)
- CityJet Avro RJ85 painted in full Aer Lingus colors (2019-03-13)
- CityJet paints Avro RJ85 in partial Aer Lingus colors (2019-02-16)
- CityJet deal with Aer Lingus cleared (2018-12-22)