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Grimreaper
12-20-2013, 03:44 PM
A Message from President and CEO Pedro F?bregas

Dear American Eagle Team:

As I am out and about meeting with our incredible employees, I am constantly being asked about the future of the airline and whether the recently ordered Embraer aircraft will be placed at our carrier. If you were able to read last week's regional jet order announcement, American said placement of the aircraft will be dependent on both cost and performance.

All of our people have done an amazing job to help us deliver on the performance American expects of us. I also wanted to let you know that yesterday, company representatives met with representatives of ALPA, which represents our pilots. We presented the union with a proposal that would commit 60 Embraer E175 aircraft to American Eagle Airlines. A key component of our proposal is improving the ability of our pilots to further their careers at American Airlines. The proposal does this by improving the monthly rate of flow through of our pilots to American to those who currently hold flow rights. It also extends our industry-leading regional-to-mainline flow rights to all American Eagle Airlines pilots, including those pilots currently employed with us and all of our future new hire pilots. Of course, we have also told ALPA we must have competitive costs to have the aircraft placed at Eagle, but we have listened carefully to our pilots and tried to design a solution that will work for everyone. As a result of this process, I am proud we have been able to offer these career opportunities for American Eagle Airlines pilots.

I have the utmost confidence our pilot leadership will make the best decision possible for their future and the future of our company. We all want exactly the same thing – job security with more opportunities to grow and contribute to the success of our company.

We will continue to talk to the pilot leadership in the days ahead and we have committed to each other to do everything possible to achieve a positive outcome.

Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday.

Pedro

More questions than answers.

I also wanted to let you know that yesterday, company representatives met with representatives of ALPA, which represents our pilots.

Who were the parties at the table, just select individuals or was the entire MEC present for the management presentation? Even ALPA does not divulge who was at the table.

is improving the ability of our pilots to further their careers

What definitively is meant by improving the ability? Is it AA pilot seniority numbers or just more promises and assurances?

It also extends our industry-leading regional-to-mainline flow rights to all American Eagle Airlines pilots, including those pilots currently employed with us and all of our future new hire pilots

All American Eagle pilots - is that the brand American Eagle Airlines or L-Eagle or the renamed Eagle; define American Eagle Airlines?

I have the utmost confidence our pilot leadership will make the best decision possible for their future and the future of our company.

Just the pilot leadership's future or the future of the entire pilot group?

we have committed to each other to do everything possible to achieve a positive outcome.

The pilot leadership have already committed to achieve a positive outcome? Really, without the MEC present and without even submitting the "proposal" to the pilots for comment. This is the new leadership that you guys believe is different from the old leadership?

davie7ee
12-20-2013, 03:48 PM
How many pilots per airframe? 60 aircraft means nothing in my calculations

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ardvark
12-20-2013, 03:58 PM
Pedro lip gloss. F him too.

Fun2fly
12-20-2013, 04:00 PM
He's trying to get all work groups against the pilots.

bretthullrampage
12-20-2013, 04:22 PM
How many pilots per airframe? 60 aircraft means nothing in my calculations

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Doesnt matter, these wont be additional airframes

Highflyer1980
12-20-2013, 04:47 PM
He's trying to get all work groups against the pilots.

Agreed. It's a political move. "If we don't get the airplanes, it's because of our greedy pilots". I think it's time for our union reps to turn up the heat and counter this move and point the finger right back.

NoOtPilot
12-20-2013, 05:01 PM
Listen Pedrito! some of your pilots do not want to go to that airline that now more than ever looks like Eagle, just a 401k. Second some of your pilots are scare to go to mexico, do you think they want to go to South America or Asia or maybe a Colombia overnight in an airbus, Good lok and fliliz navidad, and a haaaappy new year.

Pepito (little Johnny)

davie7ee
12-20-2013, 06:41 PM
Doesnt matter, these wont be additional airframes

Re read what I wrote. I didn't suggest they would be extra. Just that they plan to shrink us anyway

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