American Airlines pilot instructors approve five-year contract

Transport Workers Union, representing American Airlines’ 330 flight crew training instructors and simulator pilot instructors, has approved a new five-year contract, which includes what American Airlines Group calls industry-leading pay.

The contact takes effect on Nov. 21.

“Our instructors are the best in the business, and now we have a contract in place that rewards them for their excellence,” said Kimball Stone, American’s vice president, flight, commenting in a news release.

“We commend the negotiating teams for the creativity employed in getting this deal done for our instructors,” Stone said of an agreement announced late Thursday.

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American’s 330 pilot instructors are stationed at the company’s training centers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Charlotte, N.C. and Phoenix. TWU Local 548 led bargaining on behalf of the instructors.