Eagle Pilots File Court Objection to American–Republic Purchase Agreement
February 7, 2013 - Today the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l. (ALPA), the union that represents the American Eagle pilots, filed a formal objection to the capacity purchase agreement recently announced between American Airlines and Republic Airways. The objection was filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

The proposed agreement between American and Republic would severely divert the flying of large regional jets to a competitor and would needlessly undermine the value of American Eagle, threatening the livelihood of Eagle’s pilots and other employees at the airline. American Eagle, a wholly owned subsidiary of AMR, has provided the substantial majority of regional flying for American Airlines, which is also an AMR subsidiary.