July 12, 2014 3:57 PM ET

Air Freight and Logistics

Company Overview of ABX Air, Inc

Company Overview

ABX Air, Inc. provides air cargo delivery and logistics services for customers in the United States and internationally. It offers comprehensive airlift capacity, sort facility staffing, flight support and charter services, components, package handling, and a range of maintenance and training services for a range of customers. The company provides aircraft charter solutions; flight support services, such as international and domestic dispatch services and training, lease of flight simulators, and crew member ground training; technical assistance to shippers of hazardous materials packages and emergency response services; and overnight services on a space available basis. ABX Air, Inc. was fo...

145 Hunter Drive

Wilmington, OH 45177

United States

Founded in 1970

Phone:

937-382-5591

Fax:

937-366-2014

Key Executives for ABX Air, Inc

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 59
Sr. Vice President
Age: 50
Chief Pilot
Senior Vice President of Flight Operations
Vice President of Human Resource
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

ABX Air, Inc Key Developments

Teamsters Local 1224 Files Suit Against ABX Air, Inc

Teamsters Local 1224 announced they have filed a lawsuit against ABX Air Inc. over a captain's termination for exercising his FAA-mandated authority to ensure safe flight operations and his refusal to operate the aircraft in a manner that was prohibited by FAA-approved aircraft procedures. The union said that the lawsuit stems from an incident in June, in which an ABX Air captain operating in Japan requested changes to a flight plan after identifying safety concerns. The captain was terminated last week following his refusal to sign a coerced statement that would have required him to acknowledge that his reasons for questioning the flight's safety were invalid and that he had unreasonably used his captain's authority. The pilot, who has more than 25 years of experience as a captain, would have completed his 28th year with ABX Air in November. He has no previous history of discipline at ABX Air. The union said that the complaint filed argues that discharging a captain for reasonably exercising his authority has a ‘chilling effect’ on a pilot's ability to make decisions concerning the safe operation of his aircraft. It is clear this is what ABX intended. To make sure this effect was felt by all its captains, the union said, ABX took the extraordinary step of publicly announcing this captain's firing, and why, to every flight crew member it employs, even before the pilot himself was officially notified. To a larger extent, that effect ripples throughout the industry impacting aviation safety at a national level. The Teamsters are seeking the reinstatement of the captain's employment, as well as future protections for similarly situated flight crews who are authorized to make judgment calls pertaining to a flight's safety, or lack thereof. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio Western Division by the Dayton, Ohio law firm Doll, Jansen, Ford & Rakay.

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