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    Overhaul & Maintenance Magazine Honors American Airlines and Transport Workers Union

    Overhaul & Maintenance Magazine has honored American Airlines and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) with its Outstanding Achievement Award for their work together as partners to transform the airline's Maintenance & Engineering organization from a cost center to a profit center.

    Bob Reding, Senior Vice President - Technical Operations, and John Conley, AA System Coordinator and International Representative - TWU Air Transport Division, were named recipients of the award, which honors executives, labor leaders and their organizations who have improved, or contributed significantly to the improvement, of the efficiency, profitability, reliability and/or safety of their company's Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operation or of aviation MRO in general.

    Reding and Conley received their awards at Aviation Week's annual MRO Conference & Exhibition in Atlanta this week. The event explores the future of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul through a series of executive- level discussions drawing more than 5,500 industry professionals and government executives.

    American and the TWU "have worked together as partners to transform the airline's maintenance and engineering organization from a cost center to a profit center," said Frank Jackman, editor of Overhaul & Maintenance Magazine.

    "Through the collaboration of management and labor, and the implementation of a Continuous Improvement Process, American has reduced costs, improved efficiencies and significantly optimized operations and productivity over the past three years," Jackman noted.

    "Management, front-line workers and the unions at American all understand that cooperation is necessary to achieve progress through sustained profitability," he said.

    Jackman said Reding and Conley have helped create and guide American's M&E vision, which is to develop a world class MRO that provides value to its people, customers and owners.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation . AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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