American Airlines

July 23, 2012 - 12:10pm
US Airways chairman and CEO Doug Parker

Conditional labor contracts offered to employees of bankrupt American Airlines by its would-be merger partner, US Airways, provide for only marginal improvements over offers they have received through the bankruptcy process, according to US Airways chairman and CEO Doug Parker.

July 11, 2012 - 2:30pm
Boeing 747-8 Lufthansa Frankfurt

Lukewarm market reception and performance deficiencies that continue to fall short of the new 747-8’s original design specifications might have elicited a fair share of skepticism from various industry quarters, but they haven’t deterred Boeing from declaring that “prospects look quite good” for the stretched, re-engined and re-winged jumbo jet, now in passenger operation with Lufthansa Airlines and five cargo customers.

June 14, 2012 - 3:28pm

After asking for a show of hands from air charter operators who are experiencing difficulties filling pilot vacancies, FAA deputy director of flight standards John Duncan told attendees at this week’s NATA Air Charter Summit that he gets involved in discussions about pilot shortages in a lot of different venues. “From an academic standpoint, it’s going to be interesting,” he said. “But from a community standpoint, it’s probably going to be a little painful. This is an interesting dilemma for the aviation community.”

June 4, 2012 - 4:20pm

An EVA Air Cargo Boeing 747’s right wing clipped the vertical stabilizer of an American Eagle EMB135 at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on May 30.

May 8, 2012 - 4:47pm
American Eagle CRJ700

A plan by American Airlines to increase annual revenues by $1 billion by 2017 centers largely on the ability to add large regional jets to fill a capacity gap between 50 and 140 seats more completely, according to an internal letter outlining the company’s post-bankruptcy business plan sent to all AA managers on May 7.

May 7, 2012 - 4:10pm

The FAA wants to penalize Alaska Airlines $210,000 for allegedly failing to properly document and tag deactivated systems and equipment before making repairs.

The agency alleges that on 10 occasions between June 19, 2010, and January 13, 2011, Alaska performed maintenance on six of its Boeing 737 airplanes, but it failed to document the alternative actions it took and to install the appropriate danger tags.

May 1, 2012 - 2:05am
Mesa Air Group CEO Jonathan Ornstein

Jonathan Ornstein began his career in 1987, working at Los Angeles-based Air LA, a small commuter carrier where he did everything from finance to aircraft cleaning. He moved over to Mesa Air in 1989, where he served as assistant to founder, president and CEO Larry Risley. He worked his way up to executive vice president, and then became president and CEO of Continental Express and senior vice president of airport operations for Continental. He then moved to Brussels, Belgium, to work with Sir Richard Branson to create Virgin Express.

May 1, 2012 - 1:40am
Dan Garton

By the time American Eagle president Dan Garton spoke with AIN in late March, he had just presented his labor groups with a restructuring plan that called for a 5-percent reduction in the number of employees to achieve the cost savings the company would need to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

April 30, 2012 - 11:15am
Transport Workers Union picketers

Notwithstanding US Airways estimates that a merger with bankrupt American Airlines would create at least $1.2 billion in new value for the combined companies, American continues to pursue its own path toward restructuring, arguing last week in bankruptcy court that it needs to void the contracts

 
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