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American Eagle To Change Its Name as Pilots Ready Contract Proposal

Excerpt from Dallas Morning News

Jan 05, 2014 10:00 am

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Before the merger, there were rumors that the new American Airlines would shut down American Eagle, but assuming a labor agreement is in the works, the regional airline looks like it has new life. Perhaps American Eagle should let employees vote on any new livery before it is unveiled rather than having them make the tough call later.

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An American Eagle jet is sprayed with deicing compound on a DFW Airport runway in Fort Worth, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Ron T. Ennis / Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)


American Eagle in the next few weeks plans to unveil a new name and logo “to distinguish ourselves” from a few other regional carriers that fly for American, CEO Pedro Fábregas said in a letter to employees.

Meanwhile, The American Eagle Airlines pilots’ union said Friday it will make a counter contract proposal to management within a few days and talks could start next week.

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