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    http://airlinegeeks.com/2017/08/07/h...ew-executives/

    Horizon Air Works to Remedy Continued Cancellations, Hires Two New Executives
    August, 7th 2017

    In a move to combat continued flight cancellations due to a pilot shortage, Seattle-based carrier Horizon Air, which is a subsidiary of the Alaska Air Group, has selected two individuals to take on more leadership in the organization. Captain John Hornibrook will take the lead as the new Vice President for Flight Operations, while Brooke Vatheuer will become the new Vice President of Finance and Planning.
    Hornibrook will be in charge of Horizonís 700 line pilots and the system operation center. He has been an Alaska Airlines pilot for 26 years and has 16,000 hours of flight time. The most recent position that Hornibrook held was as the managing director of flight operations for Virgin America, overseeing the integration with Alaska Airlines which purchased the airline earlier this year.
    During his time as Chief Pilot and managing director of the line pilots at Alaska, he was in charge of over 1,800 pilots across four bases in Anchorage, Alaska, and the West Coast.
    Last edited by ttot; 08-07-2017 at 10:25 AM.

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    The once best paid regional pilot group now struggles to attract new hires. Times have changed.

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    Well.if they didn't give all their CRJ 700s to skywest to take over all their flying maybe they wouldn't have such a bad time attracting pilots. All those eagle QX birds are former horizon.
    Does anyone know if PSA and Piedmont own their aircraft, or did they sell theirs back to mainline?

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    I see a flow to Alaska in their future. They'd get a lot of locals.

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    So, am I reading that right... in order to combat cancellations due to STAFFING, they are taking two line pilots and putting them in executive roles that do not have much, if anything, to do with human resources - recruiting and retaining pilots?

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    ahhhhh, yes
    Sir, can I have another.

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    NOW are you guys glad you work for Envoy? Smart management. Flow through. Scores upon scores of new hires. Career advancement for all.

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    Is not like they didn't see it coming...
    But today's corporate policy is to put out the fires, not to prevent them... Apparently, they think is cheaper that way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dacuj View Post
    NOW are you guys glad you work for Envoy? Smart management. Flow through. Scores upon scores of new hires. Career advancement for all.
    When all the other regionals have a flow through program it will become no special benefit. Envoy might have to look at better working conditions, benefits etc., to attract new hires. On the other hand if conditions at Envoy improve too much, no one will want to leave and then the flow through will be no benefit at all. This is a real dilemma.

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    Smart management. That's about the most absurd thing I've heard all day, and I was at a Scientology conference. Do you want to analyze Ric's reich since he took over, or Parker's drunken follies? The 824 was an arbitrated award, nothing to do with management. The PP was our team Tony group selling our aircraft to AMR, so that we would be able to flow. What Parker has done was alienate the AA pilot group almost instantly. Ric has ruled with an iron first to threaten and intimidate to get what he wants from the line pilots. Our former negotiating chair will even attest what it was like dealing with Ric, and their hired hand. Mr. Glass. He wasn't brought in because he is a nice guy.

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    Is this the same smart management that pissed away 1000 pilots on the brink of the largest labor shortage in industry history and is now scrambling to get enough pilots through training in order to operate the schedules being dropped by less reliable carriers to whom we lost our flying in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by copycopy View Post
    Is this the same smart management that pissed away 1000 pilots on the brink of the largest labor shortage in industry history and is now scrambling to get enough pilots through training in order to operate the schedules being dropped by less reliable carriers to whom we lost our flying in the first place?
    You do have to admit though how successful they have been molding ALPA there into lapdog status. It's gotten to the point now that all they have to do is give them a periodic belly rub and they'll fetch any stick anywhere, anytime. In essence, they've successfully converted this pilot group to what is most realistically non-union status.

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    True, very true beagle.

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    Agree 100%

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    Not a bad National Airline but pay isn't great and equipment choice is poor, but the West Coast coast domiciles are a plus.

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    And I'm talking Alaska, not Horizon.

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