Good news at AA

Mad Doggy Dog

Well-Known Member
Sent to me by a buddy at AA:


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From the Chief Pilot last night:

11SEP08/1810
************AMERICAN AIRLINES AVIATORS******************

WE HAVE CAREFULLY CONSIDERED OUR PILOT STAFFING NEEDS THROUGH
THE SUMMER OF 2009. WITH ALL FACTORS CONSIDERED, AND ASSUMING
THEY STAY RELATIVELY CONSTANT, WE DO NOT PLAN ON FURLOUGHING AS
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED. EVEN THOUGH WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF A
CAPACITY REDUCTION, REMEMBER THAT OUR ORIGINAL PLAN FOR 2008
CALLED FOR RECALLS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. IN A PREEMPTIVE MOVE,
WE CANCELLED RECALL CLASSES STARTING IN JUNE. THIS MOVE,
COMBINED WITH THE SPIKE IN MARKET-DRIVEN EARLY RETIREMENTS, THE
NUMBER OF MILITARY AND PERSONAL LEAVE AUTHORIZATIONS, AND A
SOLIDIFYING OF OUR TRAINING REQUIREMENTS DRIVEN BY THE
ANNOUNCED RETIREMENTS OF THE S80S AND A300S, HAS LEFT US VERY
CLOSE TO THE PILOT STAFFING NEEDED TO FLY OUR PROJECTED 2009
SUMMER SCHEDULE. TO ABSORB SHORT-TERM OVERAGES BETWEEN NOW AND
NEXT YEAR, WE HAVE GRANTED SOME WELL-DEFINED SHORT-TERM LEAVES.

FURLOUGHS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PAINFUL, YET NECESSARY, WAY OF
DOING BUSINESS IN THIS INDUSTRY. I AM PERSONALLY AND
PROFESSIONALLY DELIGHTED TO SHARE THIS NEWS WITH YOU.
REGARDS, MARK HETTERMANN
 

Derg

New Arizona, Il Duce/Warlord
Staff member
Sweet, sweet, sweet.

See the news on Deltanet about the mad dog staffing?

Things are looking up man.
 

meyers9163

Well-Known Member
I noticed this on APC earlier! Its great news. Lets hope in a way CAL can get theirs back, UAL can find a way to make theirs smaller and USairways.... well who knows whats happening with them!
 

aloft

New Member
EVEN THOUGH WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF A
CAPACITY REDUCTION, REMEMBER THAT OUR ORIGINAL PLAN FOR 2008
CALLED FOR RECALLS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. IN A PREEMPTIVE MOVE,
WE CANCELLED RECALL CLASSES STARTING IN JUNE.

Does AMR still have dudes on the street from 9/11??
 
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