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November 4, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
American Agrees to Buy Texas Commuter Airline: American Airlines and one of its sister companies have agreed to buy a Texas-based commuter airline for $40 million, settling a battle over the small carrier's right to operate under the American Eagle logo. Metroflight Inc. serves 24 cities in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma, chiefly feeding passengers to American's Dallas-Ft. Worth hub. It will be purchased from Metro Airlines Inc., a firm that has operated under U.S.
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BUSINESS
November 4, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
American Agrees to Buy Texas Commuter Airline: American Airlines and one of its sister companies have agreed to buy a Texas-based commuter airline for $40 million, settling a battle over the small carrier's right to operate under the American Eagle logo. Metroflight Inc. serves 24 cities in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma, chiefly feeding passengers to American's Dallas-Ft. Worth hub. It will be purchased from Metro Airlines Inc., a firm that has operated under U.S.
BUSINESS
August 23, 1988 | From States News Service
AMR Corp. completed its $17.50-a-share tender offer of Simmons Airlines Inc. Aug. 8, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport-based airline holding company purchased more than 4 million of Simmons' common shares. Simmons is a Chicago-based airline company.
BUSINESS
April 22, 1998 | Bloomberg News
The Transportation Department granted six small airlines takeoff and landing slots at Chicago's O'Hare and New York's LaGuardia airports. America West Airlines was given five exemptions--each exemption allows the carrier one arrival or departure--at O'Hare, which the airline plans to use to boost the number of daily Chicago-Phoenix round trips to five. Atlantic Coast Airlines and Trans States Airlines each received 16 O'Hare exemptions, and Simmons Airlines got 16 temporary exemptions there.
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October 31, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joel Murray Ex-attorney built airline Joel Murray, 69, an entrepreneur who took a tiny airline that operated a handful of flights in the Midwest and built it into a competitive regional carrier that was bought in 1988 by the parent of American Airlines, died of congestive heart failure Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his brother and former business partner, Marvin. A flamboyant and outspoken man, Murray already had established himself as a successful criminal defense attorney and investor in Chicago when he put about $200,000 into Simmons Airlines.
NEWS
October 1, 1986 | Associated Press
The National Transportation Safety Board, citing concerns raised in three fatal airline accidents, called Tuesday for increased pilot training, better government surveillance and more safety equipment for commuter airlines. The NTSB said all three accidents, which took place between August, 1985, and last March, occurred during attempted landings in poor weather and involved relatively inexperienced flight crews. In all, the accidents claimed 23 lives.
NEWS
December 8, 1991 | PAIGE St. JOHN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Flying out was tough, but getting home was worse. In fact, it was so bad that Lois Goriesky and her husband ended up taking the bus. Others tell similar stories of the hellish time they've had trying to fly into, or out of, Michigan's isolated and snowy Upper Peninsula. But Dick Fontaine said it really isn't that awful. "People only talk about the bad experiences," he said. "They never talk about the good experiences."
BUSINESS
August 19, 1988 | From Reuters
Regional airlines may become hot takeover candidates if United Airlines, the nation's second-largest air carrier, gets a pilots contract that would give lower wages to pilots from regional subsidiaries it purchases, airline industry experts say. Should this happen, possible targets among the handful of publicly traded regionals might be Air Midwest Inc., based in Wichita, Kan.; Metro Airlines Inc., based in Irving, Tex.; Mesaba Aviation Inc.
NEWS
March 2, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Questions arose Wednesday whether the cockpit crew of Flight 4184--or anyone else--was paying enough attention to the icing conditions that apparently crippled the commuter plane before it crashed into a soybean field last Halloween, killing all 68 on board.
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November 1, 1994 | JUDY PASTERNAK and STEVE BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
All 68 people aboard an American Eagle commuter flight apparently perished Monday when the plane, headed for Chicago through a downpour and gusty winds, crashed in a muddy field of soybean stubble. Flight 4184, a Super ATR-72 twin engine high-wing turboprop, went down about 30 miles south of Gary, Ind., at approximately 4 p.m. CST. Winds at Gary were blowing up to 49 m.p.h. at the time, according to the National Weather Service.
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