AMR Judge OKs Aircraft Deal With Republic Airlines

Law360, New York (March 12, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT) -- A New York bankruptcy judge on Tuesday gave American Airlines Inc. the go-ahead to purchase 47 aircraft from regional carrier Republic Airlines Inc., casting aside the protests of American Eagle Inc. unions.

The deal provides American with 47 76-seat planes over 12 years. American did not release the cost of the deal in court filings, and an attorney for the company said Tuesday that the airline is very concerned about keeping the dollar amount under wraps. But counsel for the Air Line Pilots Association suggested that...
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