American Airlines

November 4, 2013 - 2:10pm

The families of victims of the October 1994 crash of an American Eagle ATR 72 into a field in Roselawn, Ind., met October 31 to remember their loved ones and discuss fundraising efforts to build a permanent memorial. All 68 people aboard American Eagle Flight 4184 died in the accident. The pilots lost control of the aircraft after it accumulated a significant amount of ice while flying at low speed in freezing rain in the holding pattern, a problem that triggered an autopilot disconnection while the aircraft was severely out of trim.

October 22, 2013 - 2:45am

Michael Johnson started Paramount Aviation Resources Group (Booth No. C12647) of Fredericksburg, Va., in 2007 as a crew procurement company after finishing his contract as chief pilot with Japan Airlines, where he also did contract administration, and realized there was a market for finding and screening flight crews for airlines. He had worked there since 2001 after being furloughed from American Airlines following the 9/11 attacks. He still holds his seniority number at American.

October 22, 2013 - 2:45am

Michael Johnson started Paramount Aviation Resources Group (Booth No. C12647) of Fredericksburg, Va., in 2007 as a crew procurement company after finishing his contract as chief pilot with Japan Airlines, where he also did contract administration, and realized there was a market for finding and screening flight crews for airlines. He had worked there since 2001 after being furloughed from American Airlines following the 9/11 attacks. He still holds his seniority number at American.

September 23, 2013 - 4:47pm

American Airlines parent AMR and US Airways agreed to extend their merger deadline by about a month to allow for the antitrust case filed by the U.S. Justice Department to run its course.

August 29, 2013 - 10:28am

Canada’s WestJet has signed a letter of intent to buy 40 Boeing 737 Max 8s and 25 Max 7s, the Calgary-based low-fare carrier announced Thursday. The airline said it expects close a definitive purchase agreement with Boeing before September 30 and start taking deliveries in September 2017. Boeing values the order at $6.3 billion based on list prices.

August 26, 2013 - 12:10pm

While the Air Line Pilots Association has taken an unequivocal stance against the U.S. Justice Department’s attempt to block the merger of bankrupt American Airlines parent AMR and US Airways, at least one segment of the union–namely the unit representing the pilots of American’s wholly owned regional subsidiary–sees things a bit differently.

August 21, 2013 - 11:30am

StandardAero has appointed Leo Mendoza as regional sales leader for its Latin American airline and fleet business. Mendoza’s appointment complements the company’s objective to expand its business footprint and overall investment in the Latin American region. Mendoza’s background includes sales management with Pratt & Whitney and, most recently, MTU in Vancouver, Canada, where he led teams of technicians and buyers for a South American state-run air carrier.

August 19, 2013 - 12:55pm
US Airways and American Airlines wings

The U.S. Justice Department pointed to what most in the airline industry would consider fairly innocuous comments by US Airways executives as evidence of how consolidation has harmed the flying public by resulting in higher airfares and reduced service.

It specifically cited US Airways president Scott Kirby’s remarks that consolidation has allowed for “three successful fare increases.”

August 13, 2013 - 12:12pm

The U.S. Department of Justice, six state attorneys general and the District of Columbia filed a civil antitrust lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways and American Airlines’ parent corporation, AMR.  The d

August 6, 2013 - 9:46am

The European Commission approved the proposed merger of US Airways Group and American Airlines parent company AMR Corporation on Tuesday, eliminating one hurdle to the companies’ plan to create the world’s largest airline.

 
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