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09-27-2007, 04:05 AM
US Airways granted single operating certificate

Thursday September 27, 2007
FAA granted Phoenix-based US Airways a single operating certificate, officially cementing as one entity the carrier created in September 2005 when America West Airlines acquired the assets of the former US Airways, which was enduring its second bankruptcy in three years.
"This is a very important milestone, reflecting two years of hard work combining and refining two sets of policies, procedures, manuals, checklists and computer systems for virtually every area of the airline," US Airways Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said. "Achieving an integration of this magnitude in just 24 months is unheard of in the airline industry and a fantastic result."
Work toward a single certificate began shortly after the Sept. 27, 2005, merger (ATWOnline, Sept. 28, 2005) ( and was completed after the integration of the two airlines' flight operations systems this week. The two workforces still are not completely integrated, however.
"Though transparent to US Airways' customers, achieving the single certificate allows the airline to operate as one US Airways with one set of policies, procedures, computer systems, maintenance and flight control systems," US said in a statement. "The next step in the airline's integration is to achieve single contracts with pilots, flight attendants, and ground and maintenance employees, who will continue to work under terms of transition agreements reached after the merger."


09-27-2007, 02:06 PM
"Rolling eyes"