2 into 1: American Airlines IT Merger Goes Smoothly

American Airlines merged its flight system with that of US Airways over the weekend.

American Airlines

The merger of American Airlines’ flight operations systems this past weekend went smoothly, with no flight interruptions reported.

Maya Leibman [ Photo courtesy of American Airlines ]

Maya Leibman [ Photo courtesy of American Airlines ]

The switchover, which began late Friday and continued into Saturday, went off without a hitch,  according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The move combined the systems of American with the former US Airways, which merged in late 2013.

No cancellations or disruptions were reported over the weekend because of the IT merger, an American spokeswomen told the Wall Street Journal.

The system controls flight dispatch, crew schedules for 15,000 pilots, and the movement of American’s 1,500 airplanes, according to the Dallas Business Journal.

“There’s really nothing that happens at the airline on a daily basis that doesn’t involve technology.”
Maya Leibman

The merger of Fort Worth-based American Airlines and U.S. Airways created American Airlines Group Inc., the largest airline in the nation.The company continues to be based in far east Fort Worth, where it is building a new headquarters complex.

The IT switch was led by May Leibman, American’s chief information officer, who was profiled this month in D CEO.

“There’s really nothing that happens at the airline on a daily basis that doesn’t involve technology,” Leibman, 50, told D CEO.


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