COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) is pleased to extend its congratulations to their Flexjet and Flight Options peers who voted in favor of joining the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1108. NJASAP President Pedro Leroux issued the following statement in response to the election outcome announced late Tuesday afternoon:
"On behalf of the NJASAP Membership, it is my pleasure to congratulate the Flight Options and Flexjet pilots on their decision to join forces and capitalize on the collective strength that results from formal representation. By voting to join the Teamsters, our pilot peers have taken a very important step forward – one that will most certainly advance their careers and elevate the fractional community of the aviation industry. This is, indeed, an auspicious occasion.
The NetJets, Flexjet and Flight Options pilots occupy a niche segment of the industry, and it is incumbent upon us to raise the standards for pilots employed in fractional aviation. Our duty days and operational environments are incredibly unique, and the lengths to which we must go to meet expectations are tremendous. Our wages, however, still trail those of our airline counterparts. To make strides toward closing the gap requires that we form a cohesive unit, engaging in mutual support efforts in a tireless pursuit of our objectives.
NJASAP is wholly committed to supporting our Flexjet and Flight Options peers every step of the way."
Founded in 2008 as an independent labor advocate, NJASAP represents the professional interests of the 2,700-plus pilots who fly in the service of NetJets Aviation, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary. For more information, visit our web site, www.njasap.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/njasap, or Twitter feed, @njasap.
SOURCE NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP)