American Airlines and US Airways announced on Friday that they have completed discussions with the Allied Pilots Association (APA) and U.S. Airline Pilots Association (USAPA) intended to develop a framework for the terms of employment for pilots, as well as a process for pilot integration, in the event of a merger between the two airlines during restructuring.
“This memorandum of understanding (MOU) was approved by the APA's Board of Directors and by USAPA's Board of Pilot Representatives,” the airlines said in a joint press statement. “This MOU will assist all of the stakeholders, including the boards of AMR and US Airways, in making an informed decision as to whether a merger should ultimately be pursued. The MOU is one of several elements to be considered before a decision on a merger can be made. Details regarding the MOU are still covered by the terms of a non-disclosure agreement so they cannot be further disclosed at this time.”
American Airlines filed for bankruptcy in November 2011.
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