Bankrupt American Airlines to keep flying

Bankrupt American Airlines to keep flying

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines and American Eagle, said the carriers will keep flying despite landing in Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York Tuesday.
Airline faces familiar nemeses: Fuel costs

Airline faces familiar nemeses: Fuel costs

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 21 (UPI) -- American Airlines Chairman and Chief Executive officer Gerard Arpey blamed rising oil prices for the U.S. carrier's second quarter losses.

American adds flights to Chicago

DALLAS, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. carrier American Airlines said Thursday it expected to add more than 50 flights to Chicago in 2010, but reduce flights elsewhere.
Exec says stimulus should help airlines

Exec says stimulus should help airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A portion of the next U.S. economic stimulus bill should be directed to upgrades for aviation infrastructure, American Airlines' top executive said.
Five airlines seek antitrust immunity

Five airlines seek antitrust immunity

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Five airlines, including major British, Spanish and U.S. carriers filed for antitrust immunity to coordinate operations, American Airlines said.
American Airlines charges for checking bag

American Airlines charges for checking bag

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 21 (UPI) -- American Airlines said Wednesday it would charge for checked baggage and cut back on jobs, flights, and fleet size.
American Airlines turnaround in jeopardy

American Airlines turnaround in jeopardy

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 28 (UPI) -- American Airlines' turnaround, propped up by union concessions in 2003, is running out of steam, industry observers said Monday.

American flying full schedule

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 13 (UPI) -- American Airlines, the largest U.S. carrier, operated a full schedule of flights Sunday after several days of chaos and canceled flights.

American says full schedule Sunday

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 11 (UPI) -- American Airlines said Friday it has canceled 200 MD-80 flights scheduled for Saturday but expects to resume a full schedule of flights this weekend.

American cancels hundreds of flights

DALLAS, April 8 (UPI) -- Texas-based American Airlines said it was canceling hundreds of flights Tuesday to inspect wiring in the wheel wells of its MD-80 fleet.

American Airlines to sue pesky caller

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- American Airlines has filed a lawsuit in New York against Wilfredo Torres, claiming the man incessantly called the company's chief executive officer.

American hikes fares because of fuel costs

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 29 (UPI) -- American Airlines has increased most domestic and U.S.-Canada fares by $5 one-way and $10 round-trip to offset the continuing high cost of jet fuel.

American Airlines pares losses

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 21 (UPI) -- AMR Corp., parent of Texas-based American Airlines, says it has made big strides in cutting costs but continues to be hobbled by rising fuel costs.

American Airlines plans more layoffs

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- American Airlines officials say they are planning more layoffs as the airline struggles with higher fuel prices and intense competition.

American Airlines job cuts over

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- American Airlines and union leaders say the worst of the job lay offs seems to be over, with the number of layoffs somewhat fewer than initially feared.
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Gerard Arpey
Gerard Arpey, chair and CEO of American Airlines, attends the preview opening of the airline's newly built terminal at JFL Airport in New York on July 27, 2005. The facility, which cost $1.1 billion and has 36 gates, is expected to service 8.5 customers annually and will open in August. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Gerard J. Arpey (born 26 July 1958) is the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AMR Corporation, parent company to American Airlines. Gerard J. Arpey was elected Chairman of AMR Corporation and American Airlines, Inc. in May 2004. Arpey had been President and Chief Executive Officer of AMR and American, since April 2003, when he was first elected a member of the Board of Directors of both companies. Prior to that, he had served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AMR and American since April 2002. Arpey leads a global organization that includes American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection, serving approximately 250 cities in 40 countries and territories around the world. The combined network offers, on average, more than 3,400 flights a day with nearly 900 aircraft. Before his appointment as President and COO, Arpey served as the American’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Senior Vice President of Finance and Planning, as well as its Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Planning. As Executive Vice President of Operations, Arpey was responsible for American’s worldwide flight operations including Maintenance and Engineering, Flight Department, Operations Planning, Purchasing, Corporate Real Estate, AA Cargo and American Eagle. As the company’s chief finance and planning executive, Arpey directed the corporation’s strategic planning activities, including its scheduling, fleet planning and airline partnership activities. As Chief Financial Officer, he was responsible for the corporation’s finance functions including the Financial Planning, Treasury, Accounting, Corporate Development, and Investor Relations groups. Arpey joined American Airlines in 1982 as a Financial Analyst. He has held numerous management positions during his career at American, including Managing Director of Airline Profitability Analysis, Managing Director of Financial Analysis and Fleet Planning, and Managing Director of Financial Planning. He became a corporate officer in 1989, when he was elected Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis. Arpey received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in 1980 and an MBA in 1982, both from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a FAA Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot Rating and is an avid private pilot. Arpey is a member of the Board of Directors of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (A Family Company). He is also a member of The Business Council and involved in a variety of civic organizations. Arpey was Executive Vice President of Operations at the time of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in which American Airlines lost two planes. Arpey made the decision to put a ground all American Airlines flights in Northeast USA and then across the US before the FAA.

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