More than halfway through contract talks, AtlasAir always remains ready to finish the job for our Pilots

November 15, 2019 - Dear Crewmembers,  As our work continues toward a new competitive pilot contract, we met this week in Washington DC with representatives from Union Locals 1224 and 2750.  At this stage, we have completed approximately 60% of the components of your new Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA). That includes reaching Tentative Agreements on 17 Articles. Several... Read More >

Atlas Asks Union Leaders To Put Pilots and Their Families First

November 8, 2019 - Dear Union Leaders of Local 1224 and Local 2750,  We stand ready to finalize a new competitive contract for our pilots.  We value our dedicated and growing crew of 2,100 Atlas Air and Southern Air pilots. They are the foundation of our company and its success. Their continued and shared commitment to safety, security and... Read More >

Negotiations Update for Crewmembers from Bill Flynn

October 30, 2019 - Dear Atlas Air and Southern Air Crewmembers, I am writing to update you on the status of negotiations for our new Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA). Finalizing the JCBA remains the top priority for the company as we want to provide you with a competitive contract.  First of all, we welcome Local 2750 to Atlas.... Read More >

Union Organizational Change

October 1, 2019 - Dear Crewmembers, We recently learned that the Atlas Air pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, have elected to depart from Local 1224 and form a new local, Teamsters Local 2750, to represent them.  While this is a significant change in organization for the Union, it is our understanding that these new developments with... Read More >

Negotiations Update

September 27, 2019 - Dear Crewmembers,  As we work hard to move negotiations for the next contract forward, we met with the Union negotiators this week. Completing the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) remains our top priority.  At this stage, we have addressed all non-economic issues. To move forward, we need to clearly understand the full economic framework for... Read More >

September 2019 Update

September 16, 2019 - Dear Crewmembers, I’m reaching out to share an update regarding our efforts to deliver the competitive contract that you deserve. As you are aware, we recently received each of the long-awaited Atlas and Southern arbitration decisions on our bargaining path forward. Both arbitrators ruled that the merger provisions of the respective collective bargaining agreements apply... Read More >

Important Update

August 27, 2019 - Please see this video message from Jeff Carlson with an important update on your contract. Read More >

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 – AtlasAir5YPilots.com. 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 >

Management Grievances Update

May 1, 2018 - Dear Atlas & Southern Air Crewmembers, I would like to update you on recent developments regarding negotiations and next steps with respect to the Atlas and Southern management grievances. We have continued negotiations under the Framework Agreement. From our perspective, these sessions have proven constructive. In earlier negotiations we reached tentative agreements (TAs) on 14... Read More >

Letter to Crewmembers on Southern Merger

March 21, 2016 - Dear Atlas Crewmembers: I am writing to update you on Atlas Air Worldwide’s pending acquisition and merger with Southern Air. As Bill Flynn recently announced, we received partial approval from the Department of Transportation and expect to close the transaction in the coming weeks. I am also writing as there has recently been an increasing... Read More >