Pilots at Air Transport International (ATI) have criticised management for allegedly trying to fill vacancies left by “a mass exodus” of pilots by hiring foreign replacements rather than negotiating a pay deal with remaining staff. “ATI’s visa scheme is not a sustainable path to maintaining, much less growing our staffing levels. Only a market-based pilot contract will attract and retain the pilots needed for ATI to serve its customers,” said Capt. Mike Sterling, chair of the ATI Master Executive Council of the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), which represents ATI pilots. ALPA said it “has been in negotiations with
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