Air Canada pilots ink 10-year dealNegotiations, culture to change with new long-term agreement11/17/2014|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/17/2014 Following years of thorny negotiations, Air Canada and the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) recently ratified a 10-year agreement. Signed on Oct. 31, the deal marks the first collective agreement reached by the two parties without any outside influence since 1996. The current government-imposed agreement is set to expire on April 1, 2016. "We’ve had a relationship with animosity for quite some time," said Craig Blandford, president of ACPA. "We haven’t had a good relationship for many, many years… I think it really is significant that we’ve worked really hard to change the culture with Air Canada." To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.