First Officer Mike DeWalt first knew he wanted to be a pilot at the age of eight. His father, a 26-year career naval aviator, consciously took the time to bring his four sons onboard his aircraft when he could, instilling a love of aviation in his kids from the very beginning. Thanks to those inspirational trips to the flight deck, DeWalt and two of his brothers followed closely in their father’s footsteps, taking on long naval careers before eventually taking a leap of their own into commercial aviation.
FORT WORTH, Texas, January 5, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The American Airlines CR Smith Museum was awarded the 2021 Million Women Mentors — Texas Stand Up for STEM Educational Organization award. The award recognizes the museum’s commitment to empowering young girls to pursue STEM careers through educational programs. According to the United States Census Bureau, women made up nearly half of the U.S. workforce in 2019, but only 27% of STEM professionals.
Bicycles line the hallways at American’s two pilot training facilities — the result of a friendly competition between team members at the American Airlines Flight Academy and Charlotte Training Center. Each new bike, along with a matching helmet, will be gifted to a child in need. Over the past eight years, American’s pilots and flight training staff donated more than 1,000 bikes to local charities.
FORT WORTH, Texas, December 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Customers have spoken, and American Airlines has won the prestigious Five Star rating in The APEX Official Airline Ratings™, Global Airline category for the fourth consecutive year. The award is based on customer feedback on their overall travel experience. Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is a global nonprofit and one of the world’s largest international airline associations.
New offtake agreement with Aemetis brings total SAF commitment to more than 120 million gallons
FORT WORTH, Texas, December 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - American Airlines announced that it has finalized a new sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) offtake agreement with Aemetis. The agreement brings the airline’s total SAF commitment to more than 120 million gallons, a signal of the integral role SAF will play in American’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and achieve its ambitious sustainability goals.
The airline is the only passenger carrier to appear on the 2021 Index
FORT WORTH, Texas, November 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ — For the first time, American Airlines has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. The recognition is a testament to the airline’s ongoing commitment to excellence on matters of environmental, social and governance (ESG), including reducing carbon emissions from its operation; advancing diversity, equity and inclusion; and providing regular and transparent ESG disclosures.
Underpinning American's strategy to achieve net-zero GHG emissions is the in-depth analysis the airline conducted in 2019–2020 to understand the climate-related risks and opportunities facing the company. American studied potential impacts on the business, operations and the broader environment. The airline is using these insights to target its efforts where it can have the most meaningful near-term impact in reducing its carbon footprint and mitigating its most significant climate-related risks.
Report features an updated analysis of the airline’s path to net-zero emissions
FORT WORTH, Texas, October 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - American Airlines published its latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, detailing the progress the company made in 2020 on key ESG priorities, such as sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.
Charlie is not your average 11-year-old. He's a bone cancer survivor who simply can't get enough of aviation. We had the honor of hosting Charlie here in Dallas-Fort Worth to get an inside look at life at American. When word got out to our AA Team about our very special guest, they pulled out all the stops. We’re proud to Stand Up for you, Charlie!
$100 million investment will support sustainable aviation fuel advancement, other pivotal solutions
FORT WORTH, Texas, September 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - American Airlines announced today that it has become an anchor partner to Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, investing $100 million in a groundbreaking collaborative effort to accelerate the clean energy technologies necessary for achieving a net zero economy by 2050.
In becoming one of Breakthrough Energy Catalyst’s first anchor partners, American is backing up its ambitious climate commitments with concrete action to accelerate the development of pivotal emissions-reduction solutions like sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).