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American Eagle Gets New Life As Pilots Union Agrees To New Contract

Excerpt from Dallas Morning News

Jan 12, 2014 2:00 pm

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In addition a clause that enables American Eagle to upgrade its fleet with 60 new Embraer 175 regional jets, the agreement, if ratified by the rank and file, would allow for pilots to transition from American Eagle to American in half the time that it currently takes.

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American Eagle’s pilots union reached an labor contract with the regional carrier’s management that guarantees 60 new Embraer 175 planes that parent American Airlines ordered last month for it.

American Eagle and the Air Line Pilots Association announced the agreement late last night. American Eagle officials declined to comment beyond a memo it issued last night in which it said the agreement represents “a very bright future” for the company and its pilots.

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