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American Eagle Furloughing 75  
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

American Eagle is furloughing 35 pilots effective May 1st and 40 more June 1st.

March 27, 2009



To All American Eagle Pilots,

By now you have probably read today’s Special Eaglewire from Peter Bowler, that addresses our current over-staffing and the necessary furlough of 75 American Eagle pilots – as well as the reduction of 45 management positions. A copy of this letter can be found on Jetnet.

These actions are truly regrettable, but – given the serious economic crisis we are facing and our current level of spending that exceeds our 2009 budget – we simply must reduce staffing levels in line with our reduced level of flying.

Those of you who are being furloughed have been an important part of American Eagle’s Flight Department. You have successfully completed the finest regional airline training program in the world, piloted a fleet of modern regional aircraft and transported thousands of passengers safely
to their destinations – and we thank you for that. It is unfortunate that we have to make these decisions, and hope to be able to welcome you back when the economy and our business recover.

We plan to furlough our first group of 35 pilots on May 1, followed by an additional 40 on June 1. We will have more details to share next week, including any subsequent displacements and vacancies.

What we ask each of you is to stay focused on the task at hand and continue to fly safe. Feel free to contact either of us or your Chief Pilot with any comments or questions.

[Edited 2009-03-27 17:39:27]


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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

Remember last year, AA saying they wanted to sell American Eagle. What ever happened to that?

Always sad to see people loose their jobs. Can only imagine the amount of furloughed pilots on the mainline side, with some of them dropping off the recall list. Very sad.



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User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2282 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2483 times:



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 1):
What ever happened to that?

AMR retracted the sale citing the economy. No future plans have been made public.



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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2296 times:

Sorry to hear that. I hope they are short lived, I can't wait for the economy and the industry to turn around and see the good times again.


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User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1801 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2272 times:

My question is what's the difference between a furlough and a lay-off? Are you contractually obligated to return when recalled by the company when furloughed?


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User currently offlineUal777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1556 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2270 times:



Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 4):
My question is what's the difference between a furlough and a lay-off? Are you contractually obligated to return when recalled by the company when furloughed?

No. A suprising number of guys actually bypass or never come back at all. Rough business. Good luck to all the AE guys and gals!



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15741 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2255 times:



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 1):
Remember last year, AA saying they wanted to sell American Eagle. What ever happened to that?

I can't imagine anyone wanting to get into the business of flying 203 jets with 50 seats or fewer making up 3/4 of the fleet. Especially when one remembers what the fuel prices were like when AA was trying to sell.



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