L3 Airline Academy Partners with American Eagle Airlines to provide Pilot Pipeline Program

Sanford, FL – May 1, 2013 – L3 Airline Academy and American Eagle Airlines today announced a collaborative agreement offering the “American Eagle Pipeline Program.” The program is designed to provide Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) from L3 Airline Academy the opportunity to be hired as an American Eagle employee while working as a CFI. Once completing the necessary hours to meet FAA minimum flight-time requirements, the pilot will then transition directly to American Eagle as a First Officer.

“This is an industry-changing agreement where the airline hires a pilot earlier in the process to help them build experience and time, ensuring a successful transition to the airlines,” said Hank Coates, Vice President at L3 Airline Academy . “We are excited about this agreement with American Eagle Airlines and what it can do for the Academy and our pilots long-term.”

The American Eagle Pipeline Program is a unique opportunity for graduates of the accredited L3 Airline AcademyProfessional Pilot Program who are looking to secure a position as a commercial pilot at the airline. After undergoing the necessary screening, and meeting the qualifications in order to enter the program, the pilot will enjoy the privileges and benefits of being an American Eagle employee while flight instructing at Aerosim. For more information, prospective candidates for this program can contact L3 Airline Academy at +1 (407) 430-4100.

“The American Eagle Pipeline Program will not only help ensure we have airline-qualified pilots we need for the future, but it will also ease the transition from school to the airline for qualified candidates,” said Nicholas Alford, American Eagle’s manager of pilot recruitment. “There is an overwhelming demand for pilots in our industry and we are proud to partner with L3 Airline Academynow to better ensure our future needs are met.”

About American Eagle

American Eagle Airlines is the regional partner of American Airlines and a member of the oneworld® alliance. American Eagle operates a fleet of more than 240 aircraft, with hubs in Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami and New York. American Eagle operates more than 1,300 daily flights to more than 170 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines.  American’s website, aa.com®, provides customers with easy access to check and book fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American’s AAdvantage® program, voted Program of the Year at the 2013 Freddie Awards, lets members earn miles for travel and everyday purchases and redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. The American also offers nearly 40 Admirals Club® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more than 840 destinations served by some 9,000 daily flights to nearly 160 countries and territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol “AAMRQ” on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.

About L3 Airline Academy

L3 Airline Academy is an accredited flight school by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) that was originally created by the airlines (Delta Air Lines and Comair) and is located in the heart of central Florida, USA. L3 Airline AcademyAcademy offers flight training courses approved by the FAA, CAAC and EASA (in accordance with the Belgian Flight School). The training is rooted in the discipline required to turn students into successful airline pilots and meet the expectations of airlines worldwide. For more information, visit afa.edu.

L3 Airline Academy Contacts
Hank Coates, Vice President, L3 Airline Academy +1 (407) 430-4173, Hank.Coates@aerosimacademy.com  

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