EMPLOYMENT (PILOT RIGHTS & SAFETY DECISIONS) / Cargo airline disciplined pilot in charge of flight where pilot / PIC took safety precaution (asked for change in alternate airport assigned in flight into China) and airline-employer believed pilot’s / PIC’s action unnecessary – held: (1) There is no private right of action available to pilot / PIC to vindicate his rights as he views them pursuant to the Federal Aviation Regulation, and (2) no violation by airline of the Railway Labor Act either.
Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local Union No. 1224 v. ABX Air, Inc., Case No. 1:12cv569 (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, July 12, 2013. Copy of court-issued opinion available here.