June 4 2010, Moscow. – Today, CEO of JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines Vitaly Savelyev has met representatives of the Cockpit Personnel Association of Russia.
The session took place within the framework of the Round Table held in the run-up to the third regular meeting of the CEO with Aeroflot pilots scheduled for June, 2010.
The Round Table discussed topical issues, namely improvement of the remuneration system and social package for the airborne personnel.
Vitaly Savelyev announced that an additional salary fund of 230 million RUB had already been assigned to improve the flying personnel remuneration system in 2010.
During the talk the parties positively evaluated the introduction of fixed hourly wages and linear compensation system for flying hours. The move had resulted in a significant raise in earnings of pilots with 60-70 flying hours, i.e. the majority of the airborne staff. The increased hourly wages of co-pilots as compared to the former Personnel Compensation Policy was also mentioned at the meeting.
The parties reached agreements on ongoing collaboration in the measures aimed at improving personal responsibility of heads of flying and other units for organization of flying work, retraining and employment of flying personnel, as well as provision of qualified airborne personnel for the flight operations and on-board service departments.
The parties positively assessed the extended social package offered to the flying personnel, including subsidized repayment of mortgage interest, provision of special-fare tickets to all, even the most popular destinations, and staff transportation to work.
The Association representatives were told that a budget of 6 432 200 had been allocated to organize anticipatory retraining of air navigators and flight engineers for pilots.
Aeroflot intends to maintain constructive dialogue with the Cockpit Personnel Association of Russia, in order to ensure joint decision making and effective implementation of solutions to key problems.
In conclusion, Aeroflot CEO emphasized that ‘It was a hard year for Aeroflot and the civil aviation as a whole. Together with the Russian economy, we are now struggling to overcome the aftershocks of a severest financial crisis. However, the management uses every opportunity to go back to social issues of our employees. Most of all, we care about our flying staff who are of central importance to the company. We all understand that pilots are the elite of the airline, and we will always be there to support you.’
AEROFLOT is Russia’s leading air carrier, member of the global SkyTeam alliance. Its consolidated route network covers 856 destinations in 169 countries. In 2009, 8.755 million passengers were carried by Aeroflot, 11.1 million, by the Aeroflot Group.
Aeroflotholds the first place in passenger service on economy-class short- and medium-haul flights, and business-class long-haul flights among SkyTeam European airlines. Aeroflot’s leading position was discovered based on the SkyTeam Onboard Survey results for April – September 2009.
Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA Registry, and has multiple times confirmed the certificate.Aeroflot has successfully passed the ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) procedure. The company’s Quality Management System is certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2000.
Aeroflotoperates one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 115 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at the Sheremetyevo International Airport. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.
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