The proposed new pilot contract includes terms that would enable Delta Airlines to drop almost 200 50-seat aircraft from its network by the end of 2015—faster than it can under the current contract—and do so shortly before many of them are due for expensive engine overhauls. If the agreement is ratified (voting started June 15 and ends June 29) Delta will save about $184 million in “above normal run rate CRJ200 engine maintenance costs,” negotiators for the Delta Master Executive Council ...
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