American Airlines Struggles With Pilot Deficit, Grounds 150 Aircraft

American Airlines Struggles With Pilot Deficit, Grounds 150 Aircraft

THE SIGNAL

American Airlines, a leading carrier based in Fort Worth, is currently grappling with a significant challenge. The airline is unable to operate approximately 150 of its regional aircraft due to a persistent shortage of pilots, as revealed by CEO Robert Isom.
Speaking at the Bernstein 39th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference, Isom stated, “We would deploy properly to markets that aren’t being served. We would do that today. It’s just we don’t have the pilots.”
This issue arises at a time when the airline industry …

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