American Eagle cancels pilot training classes

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by CYNTHIA VEGA

WFAA

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 14 at 12:25 PM

A group of students training to become pilots in the AMR Company won't get their shot in the cockpit.

Their class was canceled because of the bankruptcy.

Less than two weeks before Christmas, twenty people who were training to become American Eagle pilots were told they no longer have jobs.

They were contacted on Tuesday about the lay-off. A class that started two weeks ago was also canceled.

American Eagle has cited the reasons for canceling the class, but it has also suspended hiring and AMR’s restructuring.

Those laid-off will be considered furloughed. This means they may be brought back at a later time.

This is the first reported job loss since the announcement that AMR filed for bankruptcy protection on November 29.

E-mail cvega@wfaa.com

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