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What will happen to American Eagle Airlines?

American Eagle Airlines (2nd) (Dallas/Fort Worth) is a subsidiary of the new American Airlines Group (Dallas/Fort Worth). In a lot of ways the regional jet carrier is now the step-child of the Group and fighting for its future. The current American Eagle (not the brand that several carriers are now flying under) was created on May 15, 1998 as a consolidation of four AMR-owned regional carriers, namely Simmons Airlines, Executive Airlines (3rd), Flagship Airlines and Wings West Airlines. The pilots of the carriers signed a single contract in August 1998 creating the large feeder airline for parent American Airlines. American Eagle used the AOC of Simmons Airlines. The MQ code of Simmons has been retained.

American Eagle has had an important role in the history of American Airlines. Today it is fighting for new contracts and its life.

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) represents the present-day pilots of American Eagle Airlines. The new management team of the American Airlines Group are demanding a new (lower benefits) contract with the pilots to bring their contract in line with the new American Group regional model, i.e. PSA Airlines, which will be flying a new batch of regional aircraft for American as a new American Eagle carrier.

The pilots of American Eagle Airlines are now facing a difficult decision, accept the new contract which cuts benefits or gradually see its fleet dissolve and be transferred to the other lower cost American Eagle units like PSA Airlines (Dayton).

Will the original American Eagle follow the same path of Delta Air Lines’ Comair and go out of business?

Terry Maxon of the Dallas News explores this interesting and important question in his excellent column. The column includes union messages on the subject.

Read the full story: CLICK HERE

American Eagle Airlines will soon announce a new name to distinguish itself from the other carriers operating under the American Eagle brand.

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. American Eagle Airlines’ (2nd) Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N928AE (msn 14500911) lands at Baltimore/Washington.

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AMR Corporation files its exit plan with the bankruptcy court

AMR Corporation (Dallas/Fort Worth), the parent of American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) and American Eagle Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth), yesterday filed its reorganization plan to exit its Chapter 11 reorganization with the bankruptcy court in New York. This is a necessary step towards a merger with US Airways (Phoenix). Under the plan, outgoing CEO Tom Horton would receive a $19.9 million severance plan. This amount was previously rejected by the bankruptcy judge Sean Lane.

The merger is expected to be closed in the third quarter. However there are many merger issues that are still unresolved.

Read the full report from Reuters: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Tony Storck. Boeing 737-823 WL N803NN (msn 29566) of the “new American” arrives at Baltimore/Washington (Thurgood Marshall).

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Doug Parker: The new American Airlines’ livery is “an integration issue”

American Airlines‘ (Dallas/Fort Worth) new 2013 livery was approved by the current AA management team headed by CEO Tom Horton who is leaving soon. This new look was apparently not approved by the current US Airways CEO (and the upcoming new American CEO) Doug Parker. Parker has called the new American livery a merger “integration issue” according to this article and interview by Skift Travel IQ. In other words, this new livery (above) could be short-term as it will soon be associated with the old (outgoing) AA management team. What changes (if any) to this new design created by Futurebrands will be now determined by the new American-US Airways integration team.

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Copyright Photo: Tony Storck. Boeing 737-823 WL N803NN (msn 29566) touches down at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in the new (temporary?) look.

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