The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved the settlement that AMR Corporation and US Airways Group, Inc. reached with the DOJ and several U.S. states of the lawsuit the two companies filed against them. It has also ruled that the merger may be consummated despite the fact a private antitrust lawsuit is still pending against the two companies.

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From January 31, American Eagle is replacing all of its ATR 72 turboprops now operating from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The move will mean 14 markets throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas receiving all-jet service.

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American Airlines’ parent company AMR Corporation and certain of its United States-based subsidiaries (including American Airlines and American Eagle) have voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization under U.S. law.

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AMR Corporation subsidiary AMR Eagle Holding Corporation has filed a Form 10 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Form 10 filing marks the next step in a potential spin-off of Eagle as an independent, publicly traded company.

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The deals represent the largest commercial-aircraft order in history and the firm orders include 130 Airbus A320-family aircraft, 130 A320neo-family jets, 100 Boeing 737NGs and 100 of a new re-engined version of the 737. American is the first airline to commit to Boeing’s expected new 737-family offering.

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AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, has announced a series of actions to position the company better to meet the air transport industry’s near-term economic challenges, while continuing to build on its strategy for long-term success.

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