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American Airlines

Ft. Worth, Texas

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QUICKTAKE
  • American Airlines & US Airways completed their merger into the world’s largest airline; the new parent company is "American Airlines Group"
  • All aircraft repainted by Q4 2017 following the retirement of the MD-80s
  • Wi-Fi is available on nearly all domestic flights, 773ERs, 787s and some 772s
  • 2 B773ER deliveries in 2016 for a total of 20
  • 7 B788 deliveries through 2017 for a total of 20
  • 22 B789 deliveries start in Q3 2016
  • 38 B738 deliveries through 2017 for a total of 304
  • 43 A321 deliveries through 2017 for a total of 219, with 85 additional A320 family options
  • 22 A359 deliveries pushed back to 2018
  • 100 B737 MAXs to be delivered in 2017-2022, with 60 options in 2020-2025
  • 130 A320neo family aircraft in 2017-2022, with 280 additional options
  • Arbitrated contractual protections for former TWA pilots will continue until the earlier of: two named former TWA pilots both can hold bids as widebody/narrowbody Captains, or the date AA and APA agree to change or eliminate these protections after 1/1/19
  • American is a founding member of the Oneworld global airline alliance
  • IATA code: AA; ICAO code: AAL
  • ATC callsign: "American"
  • A new pay scale was ratified by the APA BOD and is effective 5/2/17. It's a mid contract raise outside of Section 6 negotiations.
  • American Airlines' wholly owned subsidiaries Piedmont Airlines and Envoy Air, both offering career advancement to an American Airlines cockpit, will be recruiting at several free FAPA.aero Pilot Job Fairs around the country. Register Here!
    -Seattle on August 25, 2017 
    -Anchorage on September 9, 2017 
    -Chicago on September 30, 2017
    -Orlando on October 28,2017
    -Honolulu on November 11, 2017
    -Dallas on December 9, 2017
    -San Diego on January 20, 2017  
  • Piedmont Airlines and Envoy Air are proud to be a Platinum Partner at FAPA's Future Pilot Forums once per month around the country in a joint commitment to 'Build the Pilot Pipeline'TM. FAPA.aero/FuturePilot
  • This page last updated: August 23, 2017 (Quicktakes)
PILOTS
Total: 14503
Active: 14503
Furloughed: 0
UNION
APA
FLEET
MD80: 57
A319: 125
A321: 216
A332: 15
B738: 295
B752: 51
B772ER: 47
B773ER: 20
B763ER: 31
A333: 9
A320: 51
B788: 20
B789: 9
E190: 20
DOMICILES
ORD
STL
BOS
LAX
DCA
DFW
LGA
MIA
PHL
CLT
PHX
HIRING
Is Hiring?: Yes

AA estimates hiring 750 pilots in 2017

American Airlines' wholly owned subsidiaries Piedmont Airlines and Envoy Air, both offering career advancement to an American Airlines cockpit, will be recruiting at several free FAPA.aero Pilot Job Fairs around the country. See locations and dates at FAPA.aero/Jobs.!
-Boston on July 22, 2017
-Seattle on August 25, 2017 
-Anchorage on September 9, 2017 
-Chicago on September 30, 2017
-Orlando on October 28,2017
-Honolulu on November 1, 2017 

Career section:
http://careers.aa.com/en/ac/home 

JUMPSEATS

List online before checking in at the ticket counter or gate.

Offline pilots are classified as a "D6L" or "D6U". Jumpseaters are limited to one (even if cabin has seats available) if your airline does not have an "unlimited jumpseat" reciprocal agreement. Unlimited jumpseat carrier pilots (coded "D6U") may occupy as many empty passenger seats as are available. CASS participant.

American Airlines PAYSCALES

CAPTAIN PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  777-200 777-300 A330 787 A350 B757-200 B767-300 A319 A320 A321 MD80 B737 E190
12   323 323 323 323 323 276 276 263 263 263 263 263 170
11   320 320 320 320 320 274 274 261 261 261 261 261 169
10   318 318 318 318 318 271 271 259 259 259 259 259 168
9   316 316 316 316 316 268 268 257 257 257 257 257 166
8   313 313 313 313 313 266 266 255 255 255 255 255 165
7   311 311 311 311 311 264 264 253 253 253 253 253 164
6   308 308 308 308 308 262 262 251 251 251 251 251 163
5   306 306 306 306 306 260 260 249 249 249 249 249 161
4   304 304 304 304 304 258 258 247 247 247 247 247 160
3   301 301 301 301 301 256 256 245 245 245 245 245 159
2   299 299 299 299 299 253 253 243 243 243 243 243 158
1   296 296 296 296 296 251 251 240 240 240 240 240 156
FIRST OFFICER PAY SCALE (Hourly)
Year
  777-200 777-300 A330 787 A350 767-300 B757-200 A319 A320 A321 MD80 B737 E190
12   220 220 220 220 220 189 189 179 179 179 179 179 116
11   219 219 219 219 219 187 187 178 178 178 178 178 115
10   217 217 217 217 217 184 184 176 176 176 176 176 114
9   214 214 214 214 214 181 181 174 174 174 174 174 113
8   211 211 211 211 211 180 180 172 172 172 172 172 112
7   207 207 207 207 207 175 175 168 168 168 168 168 109
6   201 201 201 201 201 171 171 163 163 163 163 163 106
5   196 196 196 196 196 167 167 159 159 159 159 159 103
4   192 192 192 192 192 163 163 155 155 155 155 155 101
3   187 187 187 187 187 159 159 152 152 152 152 152 99
2   160 160 160 160 160 136 136 130 130 130 130 130 86
1   86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86

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PAY NOTES

Future contractual pay raises: Variable percentage every year through 2018. 

Guarantee: 73 hours long call and 76 hours short call

International Override Pay:

$6.00/hr Capt
$4.15/hr FO

Most junior captain hired: August 1999 LGA 737 DOM

PER DIEM

$2.30/hr (dom)
$2.80/hr (int'l)

RETIREMENT

401K:

16% defined contribution

401K Matching: Yes

A/B Fund:

Frozen defined benefit plan for legacy AA pilots

Other:

Profit sharing announced to start immediately for 2016 and paid in early 2017

Mandatory retirements:
2017: 409
2018: 545
2019: 656
2020: 782
2021: 853
2022: 873
2023: 960
2024: 933
2025: 954
2026: 905
2027: 772
2028: 672
2029: 638
2030: 550
2031: 570
2032: 496
2033: 468
2034: 393
2035: 327
2036: 249
2037: 197