American Airlines http://publicradiotulsa.org en Judge Okays American Airlines Reorganization Plan http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/judge-okays-american-airlines-reorganization-plan <p> <span class="leadp">DALLAS — A federal judge has approved American Airlines’ plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection and merge with US Airways, although the airlines must still resolve a lawsuit filed by the federal government seeking to block the merger.</span><br><br>A trial over that lawsuit is scheduled for November.<br><br>Thursday’s ruling by federal bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane in New York provides at least the perception that the merger is still moving forward.<br> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:48:29 +0000 Associated Press 46105 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Judge Okays American Airlines Reorganization Plan American Airlines layoffs taking toll on families http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/american-airlines-layoffs-taking-toll-families <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Since layoff notices went out to nearly 3,000 employees at American Airlines' maintenance center in Tulsa, families of workers have been working to cope with an uncertain future.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">The airline last month informed workers that their jobs could disappear in the next few months. American is struggling to cut costs and get out of New York federal bankruptcy Court.</span></p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:55:12 +0000 Associated Press 28216 at http://publicradiotulsa.org American Airlines layoffs taking toll on families More Airline Repairs for AA Planes http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/more-airline-repairs-aa-planes <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines says it will do repairs on 49 more planes to prevent the seats from coming loose during flight.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">That's the same problem that caused the airline to ground 48 planes last week.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Airline spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said Friday that crews will add a backup locking device to seats in most of its Boeing 767s. Those are wide-body planes used on international flights.</span></p> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 13:40:16 +0000 Associated Press 27801 at http://publicradiotulsa.org More Airline Repairs for AA Planes American to Cut Capacity http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/american-cut-capacity <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will cut passenger-carrying capacity by 1 percent in the first half of November as it tries to recover from widespread delays and a spike in cancelations.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline said Thursday that the pullback will give it more time to return to normal operations without affecting holiday travel.</span></p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:19:39 +0000 Associated Press 27759 at http://publicradiotulsa.org American to Cut Capacity American Airlines Tulsa Layoffs at 370 http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/american-airlines-tulsa-layoffs-370 <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials from American Airlines and the Transport Workers Union say the company is to lay off nearly 370 workers from its facilities in Tulsa.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">The layoffs announced Friday are to be complete by February.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Officials say the fleet services workers will be laid off in November and December. The mechanics are to be laid off between December and February.</span></p> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 13:25:23 +0000 Associated Press 27425 at http://publicradiotulsa.org American Airlines Tulsa Layoffs at 370 American Airlines Cancels 300 Flights due to Sickout http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/american-airlines-cancels-300-flights-due-sickout <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines and American Eagle say they will cancel 300 flights this week to cope with a high number of pilots reporting sick and an increase in maintenance reports filed by crews.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">That's 1.25 percent of the 24,000 flights that were scheduled by the two airlines, which are owned by Fort Worth-based AMR Corporation.</span></p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:48:14 +0000 Associated Press 26491 at http://publicradiotulsa.org American Airlines Cancels 300 Flights due to Sickout American Lay-Offs Will Hit Local Economy http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/american-lay-offs-will-hit-local-economy <p>The pending lay-offs at American Airlines in Tulsa will have a ripple effect on our economy.</p><p>The Executive Director of the Oklahoma Aerospace and Defense Alliance is Mary Smith. She says aerospace is one of the largest industries in Oklahoma. With nearly 1,000 jobs expected to evaporate all segments of the economy will feel the impact. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Smith says the supply chain, and not just aerospace companies,&nbsp; will feel the impact for the lay-offs which are set to begin in November..</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 11:59:23 +0000 KWGS News 26414 at http://publicradiotulsa.org American Lay-Offs Will Hit Local Economy American Airlines Lay-Off Notices http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/american-airlines-lay-notices <p>American Airlines is moving forward with its plans to begin lay-offs at the Tulsa Base.</p><p>The first round of lay-offs will be on November 16th. The second round will take place in December.</p><p>The bankrupt airline is shedding workers as it tries to make its way out of bankruptcy. The airline says the exact number of people to be let go is still in flux. They won't know the exact number until later, but the company says the lay-offs will be less than first feared.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:07:51 +0000 KWGS News 26341 at http://publicradiotulsa.org American Airlines Lay-Off Notices Job Loss Numbers for AA in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/job-loss-numbers-aa-tulsa <p>The other shoe is about to drop.</p><p>Bankrupt American Airlines will close its Alliance Center in Fort Worth and lay-off 839-workers at its Tulsa plant.</p><p>At one time the Tulsa lay-offs were projected to be closer to 2,100. The cuts will take place by the end of the year. It is all apart of the the airline's restructuring efforts to get out of bankruptcy. The Tulsa union recently approved a new contract with the airline. At the same time, American is exploring the possible merger with USA Airlines.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:59:25 +0000 KWGS News 25931 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Job Loss Numbers for AA in Tulsa AA Pilots Warn of Strike http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/aa-pilots-warn-strike <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">DALLAS (AP) — Leaders of the pilots' union at American Airlines have raised the threat of a strike and also met with the CEO of US Airways, which is pursuing a labor-backed merger with American.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">The Allied Pilots Association says that it will hold a strike-authorization vote as soon as American tries to use the bankruptcy process to throw out its contract with pilots and impose new pay and work rules.</span></p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:10:12 +0000 Associated Press 24797 at http://publicradiotulsa.org AA Pilots Warn of Strike