August 2019 Update

August 2, 2019 - Dear Crewmembers, In our efforts to move the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) negotiations forward, here is an update on developments this week. Today, we concluded this week’s bargaining session with the Union, which also included a separate session on Scope. The Scope meeting proved to be very productive with ongoing open dialogue on the... Read More >

A Message for Crewmembers from Bill Flynn

July 8, 2019 - Dear Atlas & Southern Air Crewmembers, I would like to update you on an important development as we work to reach a new joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA) for you — our valued pilots — as soon as possible.  We learned on Friday that the U.S. Court of Appeals has unanimously affirmed the preliminary injunction... Read More >

July 2019 Update

July 2, 2019 - Dear Atlas Air and Southern Air Pilots, As we continue our work to reach a new joint collective bargaining agreement (JCBA), we are committed to providing you with timely updates of new developments. As you know, the arbitrator in the Southern Air management grievance recently ruled that the merger provisions contained in Section 1.B of... Read More >

Negotiations Update

June 21, 2019 - Dear Atlas Air and Southern Air Pilots,  Yesterday, we concluded four days of scheduled negotiations with the Union during which we moved forward on a number of Articles as well as made some progress on Scope.  Atlas Air Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Bill Flynn and Chief Operating Officer John Dietrich joined us for the important,... Read More >

A Welcome Message from Bill Flynn, Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide

June 6, 2019 - Dear Pilots, Welcome to 5Y, our go-to source for updates on the progress of contract negotiations, the latest news on legal developments and basic information about the company and our pilots. The website name was chosen to include 5Y because it is the Atlas call sign and an important part of our identity as a... Read More >

A Welcome Message from Captain Jeff Carlson, Senior Vice President, Flight Operations, Atlas Air

June 6, 2019 - Dear Atlas Air and Southern Air Crewmembers, We know the status of your contract negotiations is of great importance to you and your families. We are committed to providing you regular updates through our existing communications channels, and now, through a new website for you – This website is designed to keep you informed... Read More >

February 2019 Update

February 5, 2019 - Dear Atlas and Southern Air Crewmembers, I am writing to update you on a meeting Bill Flynn, Jeff Carlson and I had with your Union leadership yesterday. We had a positive, productive meeting.  We discussed the path forward and exchanged ideas in a cooperative manner. With respect to the confidential nature of our discussions, I... Read More >

January 2019 Update (#2)

January 29, 2019 - Dear Atlas & Southern Air Crew Members, I am writing to provide you a general update on the Atlas and Southern integration. The integration process has continued to move forward as anticipated. Even through the government shutdown, we continued to make progress. We look forward to completing the final steps, including implementing the Single Operating... Read More >

January 2019 Update (#1)

January 11, 2019 - Dear Atlas Air and Southern Air Colleagues, We just completed our first Check Airmen meeting of the year. Many of you often ask me “What went on?” so I wanted to send you all a summary. We had a full house, standing room only, with more than 225 in attendance. In addition to Check Airmen,... Read More >

December 2018 Update

December 24, 2018 - All Atlas Air and Southern Air Crew Members, As 2018 comes to a close, I want to thank you for your efforts this past year, particularly during this demanding holiday season. We continue to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. Peak season is no exception. Your contributions to these efforts are appreciated by all of... Read More >