American Airlines: Assessing a Major Airline Abstract American Airlines is a historic

American Airlines: Assessing a Major Airline
American Airlines is a historic airline operating out of the United States. They employ over 100,000 employees and fly worldwide to over fifty countries. As one of the world’s largest and oldest airlines, American Airlines has operated one of the largest fleets of any airline and used aircraft from the DC-2 to the Boeing 737 MAX 8. Being one of the oldest airlines also comes with the fact that they have had their share of mishaps. These incidents all drive for the law to constantly evolve and practices to change. The Federal Aviation Administration is responsible for creating and enforcing all laws of aviation for American Airlines and in the United States as a whole.
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Select a specific commercial airline headquartered anywhere in the world, then:
Describe the airline, its aircraft fleet, route structure and number of employees.
Determine whether the airline is organized as a corporation with private ownership or is owned by the national government.
Identify the governmental agency or authority responsible for regulation of the safety of the airline’s flight operations in its home nation.
Describe the certification requirements, including minimum flight time, if any, for commercial airline flight deck crewmembers in the airline’s home nation.
Identify the governmental agency or authority, if any, empowered to regulate the routes flown, rates charged, and other economic aspects of the airline’s flight operations.
Determine the extent to which the airline’s fleet consists of owned vs. leased aircraft
Identify and describe all accidents involving an aircraft operated by that airline since 1/01/2000, including the probable cause of each.
Determine whether the airline’s pilots and maintenance personnel based in the airline’s home nation are represented by a labor union or unions and identify and describe any strike activity that may have disrupted airline operations since 1/01/2000.
If neither the airline’s pilots nor its maintenance personnel are represented by a labor union or unions, discern whether a law of the airline’s home nation accounts for that and, if so, briefly describe that law.