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American Eagle to get new name and eventual spinoff.....article

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October 09, 2012

American Eagle CEO: carrier still searching for a new name but progress made in restructuring--- FW Star Telegram blog

American Eagle is still searching for a new name but chief executive Dan Garton said the regional carrier has made significant progress in its restructuring plan.

With its pilots approving a new contract and the carrier reaching a tentative agreement with its dispatchers on Monday, American Eagle now has all of its union groups working under new ratified contracts or voting on tentative agreements. Mechanics, ground school instructors and dispatchers will wrap up voting by October 19.

And although the carrier is closing its Los Angeles crew base as American Airlines is shifting some of its regional flying to SkyWest Airlines, Garton said American Eagle is hiring employees in every work group including 1,500 managers, ground crew and customer service agents to handle ground service contracts it has won in the past few months.

He added the regional carrier’s goal of $75 million in annual cost cuts is within reach as the labor contracts are implemented.

“We will get to that number,” Garton said in an interview with the Star-Telegram on Tuesday. Here are excerpts from that conversation.

ST: Do you need to lay off any employees with the new labor contracts?

Garton: We’re actually hiring in every work group. There are locations where there is a need to reduce resources like Los Angeles so we don’t need as many pilots or flight attendants based in Los Angeles. But we have simultaneously a help wanted sign for flight attendants and pilots. So we aren’t in a true layoff situation. [For those affected by reductions] at least we are able to offer employment to everyone who is on staff today.

ST: With AMR deciding to use the American Eagle brand for all of American Airlines’ regional flying, have you made any progress with finding a new name for the carrier?

Garton: We are going to need, sooner or later, to find a new title for the company because we don’t want to have the same title that American Airlines uses as a brand for its feed...We are working through a more disciplined process now with some professionals to come up with a name which I expect we will be announcing toward the end of this year or early next year.

ST: Has AMR reconsidered divesting American Eagle during the bankruptcy process?

Garton: It hasn’t been ruled out but I think it is generally felt that it would be like adding three twists to a two-and-half reverse dive off a ten meter platform. While it can be done, it just adds a degree of difficulty we really don’t need right now. So the plan I would say is to still fix Eagle as we have been doing, sort out the regional fleet of the future, emerge from bankruptcy and then quickly evaluate whether we should relaunch the divestiture or not.

ST: How important was it to have the pilots ratify their tentative agreement?

Garton: It adds to the momentum I think because now more than half of our employees have ratified contracts. I think you can almost see a little bit of a tipping point...More than half of our $75 million comes from adjustments in the pilots contract so it is significant in many ways.

ST: Can you talk about some of the ground handling contracts that American Eagle has recently been awarded?

Garton: When the divestiture was halted last year there also went our ability to really pursue flying for other airlines but we could still pursue ground handling contracts....We have been pretty successful in growing that business so that by the end of this year Eagle will handle 1500 flights a day for Eagle. We’ll handle 400 flights a day for other airlines and 200 flights a day for American. And by handle I mean we do the whole thing or everything below the wing or at the ticket counter....so that is a lot of growth for us.


-andrea ahles FW Star Telegram



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Sixteen thousand posts and growing. We should call you "lunch money". Lololol..... Where are your wife and kids?
 

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Sounds like good news for the employees. Always glad to hear people get to keep their jobs.
 

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I want to know why do genital lee care so much about regionals!!!!! Holy ******************** dude! You must be a regional rat dreaming of a mainline carrier. Probably a DCI pilot who says " Thank you for choosing Delta Airlines". What a loser...
 

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I've got some great ideas for names:

Metro Airlines
Metroflight Airlines
Air Virginia
AVAir
Simmons Airlines
Command Airways
Wings West
Nashville Eagle
Flagship Airlines

Pretty sad situation.
 

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Can any geek squad pin his IP address and meet this guy at the parking lot?
 

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I want to know why do genital lee care so much about regionals!!!!! Holy ******************** dude! You must be a regional rat dreaming of a mainline carrier. Probably a DCI pilot who says " Thank you for choosing Delta Airlines". What a loser...

I enjoy the whole industry, and I post articles if I think they are interesting. Did I give an opinion? No, no I didn't. I just posted an article. You, on the other hand, have nothing to contribute obviously. Bye!


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I enjoy the whole industry, and I post articles if I think they are interesting. Did I give an opinion? No, no I didn't. I just posted an article. You, on the other hand, have nothing to contribute obviously. Bye!


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Sixteen thousand posts and growing. We should call you "lunch money". Lololol..... Where are your wife and kids?

Not really funny at all. You need to work on that comedy routine before you do stand up. Good try! You still haven't had one post that has added anything to this industry debate or anything related to this industry. Status quo from you again.


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Not really funny at all. You need to work on that comedy routine before you do stand up. Good try! You still haven't had one post that has added anything to this industry debate or anything related to this industry. Status quo from you again.


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Neither are you, pal. You make me chuckle every now and again, but 9 times out of 10, you strike out.

You can read more about it in my upcoming book titled, "Females Make Good Pilots, General Lee is Funny, and Other Things That Aren't True".
 

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I want to know why do genital lee care so much about regionals!!!!! Holy ******************** dude! You must be a regional rat dreaming of a mainline carrier. Probably a DCI pilot who says " Thank you for choosing Delta Airlines". What a loser...

Agreed-I really hope this NUT is not a DL pilot as he/she needs a psych test. 18,000 posts? Yikes....
 

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Neither are you, pal. You make me chuckle every now and again, but 9 times out of 10, you strike out.

You can read more about it in my upcoming book titled, "Females Make Good Pilots, General Lee is Funny, and Other Things That Aren't True".

I really don't care if you chuckle or not. I really don't care about you, Jonny Juan, or the other guys. I post articles and sometimes I debate the issues. If you comment, then great. If not, I really don't care. Bye now!


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I really don't care if you chuckle or not. I really don't care about you, Jonny Juan, or the other guys. I post articles and sometimes I debate the issues. If you comment, then great. If not, I really don't care. Bye now!


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Still not funny.

Keep trying. You'll find it.
 

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Expect to see them in the SKYW portfolio, operated independently. SGU wants to control the world, via regional feed.
 

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