American Airlines

December 16, 2011 - 9:42am
United Airlines pilots with Apple iPads

American Airlines pilots said the airline received approval from the FAA last week to use Apple iPad tablet computers for digital charts and manuals in all phases of flight, including takeoff and landing, making American the first carrier to use iPads in the cockpit for expanded capability.

December 16, 2011 - 6:35am
Alec Baldwin by David Shankbone

Oh, Alec! You’ve gone and done it now. When you got kicked off that American Airlines flight on December 6 because you didn’t want to turn off your phone and stop playing Words With Friends and got mad at the flight attendant and slammed the bathroom door, well, you exposed the airlines’ dirty little secret, didn’t you?

December 14, 2011 - 11:41am
American Eagle Embraer ERJ 135

AMR Corporation’s bankruptcy filing in late November will at least delay the planned divestiture of its American Eagle subsidiary, as well as throw into disarray any agreements forged between leaders of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and airline management.

December 5, 2011 - 12:06pm
Boeing 737-800

Orders for hundreds of Boeing and Airbus narrowbodies stand subject to revision following AMR Corporation’s Chapter 11 filing last week. However, both manufacturers remained sanguine about the extent to which the reorganization of the company and its American Airlines subsidiary might affect their respective contracts.

November 29, 2011 - 9:42am
American Boeing 757

AMR Corporation and its two U.S. airline subsidiaries, American Airlines and American Eagle, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today after failing to agree to cost-cutting measures with its pilots.

November 13, 2011 - 9:10am
Aircelle–AMES–is performing engine nacelle maintenance.

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M), the maintenance branch of the airline group, is here at the Dubai Air Show (Stand W420) promoting AMES, its local joint venture with nacelle manufacturer Aircelle, as well as the services it offers in engine and compo

November 13, 2011 - 1:29am
Boeing's 737 MAX

For many months Boeing expressed a preference to introduce an all-new airplane in the narrowbody jet segment to replace its 737NG family by 2019.

November 10, 2011 - 7:24am
IATA director general and CEO Tony Tyler

New IATA director general and CEO Tony Tyler used his first speech in the U.S. to emphasize the importance of cooperation and innovation among aviation’s stakeholders and to urge governments to take advantage of the industry’s ability to drive economic growth.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am
Mike Ambrose

On several fronts Europe’s regional airlines face challenges to achieve parity with larger airlines–which operate larger aircraft and wield more clout–and the heavily subsidized rail sector.

October 10, 2011 - 12:33pm
American Eagle ERJ 145

Talks between the pilots of American Eagle and the management of AMR over the terms of a proposed divestiture of the regional airline reached an impasse over this weekend.

 
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