Qantas has sued the Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) accusing the pilot union of blocking external hires to fly the Airbus A380. The airline filed the case against the union on April 26, 2023. The hearing is scheduled for May 26, 2023.  The dispute between the airline and pilot association is about disagreement between promotions to fly the Airbus A380. The airline wants to recruit external pilots to fly the A380s while the association argues that internal pilots should be promoted to fill the larger roles. AIPA has argued that this would break a 50-year-old tradition of the airline promoting

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