- Dec 21, 2001
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APA INFORMATION HOTLINE
This is Gregg Overman, APA Director of Communications, with the APA Information Hotline for Thursday, January 31.
We have learned that AMR may be poised to sell some or all of Executive Airlines in an attempt to continue receiving Regional Jet deliveries and comply with the ASM cap in our contract. As you know, Eagle ASMs and block hours are required to be frozen at October 1, 2001 levels due to the furlough of American Airlines pilots, as stipulated in the commuter air carrier limitations section of our Scope Clause.
San Juan, Puerto Rico-based Executive Airlines has a separate operating certificate from the rest of the Eagle operation and is considered an international carrier. According to the rumor, in addition to selling some or all of Executive Airlines, AMR may also include some of Eagle's Miami-based assets in the transaction, including aircraft and pilots.
If this rumor becomes reality, rest assured that APA will protest the transaction as an attempt to sharp shoot our Scope Clause. We will keep you informed.
What is Executive Airlines? Are the Executive pilots on the Eagle seniority list? What effect would the sale of Executive have on mainline jobs? Is this just another illustration of how scope does not work?
Somebody familiar with this situation please enlighten us.