Pilots on Potential Sale of American Eagle: “We are Crucial to the Future of Our Airline”

July 2, 2010 - American Eagle pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), said today that, as AMR Corp. revives its study of whether to sell American Eagle, they must be included in decisions about their airline’s future. American Eagle is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines.

“Yesterday’s reported sale by Delta of Compass and Mesaba, coupled with our new president and CEO’s announcement that he has been tasked with evaluating the possible divestiture of American Eagle, signal a changing industry landscape that our pilots have a critical role in shaping,” said Capt. Tony Gutierrez, chairman of the Eagle pilots’ Master Executive Council (MEC). “We are an essential asset to this company and the support of Eagle pilots will be a vital component in the decision-making process about Eagle’s future.”