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American Airlines announces air operations leadership appointments

Staff writer |
Fort Worth, Tx., USA - May 7, 2015, Fort Worth, Tx., USA - American Airlines Group Inc. announced the appointment of Kimball Stone as vice president, flight and Lorne Cass as vice president, integrated operations control.

Captain Stone most recently served as Vice President – Integrated Operations Control. During his 26 years at American, Captain Stone has held numerous roles within the Flight, Maintenance and Dispatch organizations. He holds flight ratings on the F100, DC10, MD80, A300 and Boeing 727, 737, 757 and 767 aircraft types and is currently type rated on the Boeing 777.

Prior to joining American Airlines, he served in the U.S. Army with assignments to the United States Special Operations Command, United States Central Command as well as the 1st Armored Division.

Captain Stone assumes this new position from Captain John Hale, who announced earlier this spring his plans to go back to flying full time for American.

Mr. Cass joins American Airlines as Vice President – Integrated Operations Control. With more than 35 years of industry experience, Mr. Cass most recently served as the Director of Airport Surface Efficiency within the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Traffic Organization.

He has extensive experience in Airline Operations Control, Air Traffic Management, Emergency Response and Business Continuity. He began his airline career as a Customer Service Agent for Western Airlines and later worked for several years leading dispatch, meteorology, air traffic control and emergency response functions for Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines.


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