+1, this sounds very good. Also I would appreciate if there was a possibility to use old pilots to new planes.
I know this could be a problem but lets say the systems allows you to use "better" pilots for the smaller planes - i.e. you could offer new wage to the pilots and the system will decides how many % of the pilots will rather stay for a lower wage than to do search for a new job. The % should be calculated by a system using a formula like ((company image) x old pay - new pay) x random amount between i.e. 0.8 - 1.2.
Also maybe you could, when fireing your old employees have an option to give them a 1, 3 or 12 months pay as a severance package so the hit to your image wouldn't be so severe. You pay a lot but you don't lose image you spend sixty years worth building.