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Airlines

Name: TWA
7JetSet7 Code: TWA
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: KANSAS CITY
Country: USA
Employees 17655
Web: twa.com
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FOUNDED IN 1930. DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED, PASSENGER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

June 1972: Trans World Airlines (TWA)'s new Lockheed L-1011 wide body jetliner features swivel seats in first (F) class, enabling passengers to form foursomes for cocktails and cards. The first class section of the 206-passenger plane seats 30 - SEE PHOTO - - "TWA-1972-06 FIRST CLASS FOURSOMES."

AUGUST 1995: 3 MD-83, (AWW) LEASED. EMERGED FROM CHAPTER 11 WITH REDUCED EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP FROM 45% TO 30%.

NOVEMBER 1995: JOHN CAHILL, CHAIRMAN (NON-EXECUTIVE) 65 YEARS, DIED (EX-CHAIRMAN B AE). REPLACED BY THOMAS MEAGHER.

DECEMBER 1995: POSSIBLE 15 757'S, 5 NEW, 10 (ILF) LEASED. 1 767-200ER (JT9D-7R4D), EX-UNITED AVIATION.

JANUARY 1996: TO RENEW NEW YORK TO MOSCOW ROUTE. 1995 = 0% (RPM) (+2% DOMESTIC, -4.9% INTERNATIONAL), -3.3% (ASM) (+0.8% DOMESTIC -13.5% INTERNATIONAL), 65.7% LF (+2.2), (21,592K PAX). 1995 = -$227.5 MILLION (-$435.8 MILLION). 4TH QTR = -$27.8 MILLION (-$245.2 MILLION).

(http://www.twa.com).

FEBRUARY 1996: 10/20 ORDERS (3 STARTING 1996- 1997, 12 IN 1997, 2 IN 1998, 3 IN 1999) 757-200 (PW2037) +10 (ILF) 10 YEAR LEASED ($500 MILLION) TO REPLACE L-1011'S. (P&W) ($420 MILLION) FOR 757 ENGINES & HUSHKITS WITH (ABS) FOR 28 DC-9-30'S. 45% EMPLOYEES OWNED SHARES REDUCED TO 30%. TO TORONTO (MD-80).

MARCH 1996: TO REACTIVATE 747-206B (S/N 20398) & ACQUIRE 747-238B (20009) FROM (AAR). ST LOUIS TO TORONTO.

APRIL 1996: 1ST QUARTER = -$37.1 MILLION (-$122.8 MILLION) (+70%). OLDEST 747-131 (26 YEARS) PASSED 100,000 HOURS.

MAY 1996: 1 747-100 (21141), EX-AIR ATLANTA ICELANDIC (AID), WAS STORED AT MARANA.

JUNE 1996: +3 747 (RA266, RA551, RB001), 1 EX-ALGERIAN AIRLINES (ALG). ENGINEERING RESTRUCTURED INTO BOEING, DOUGLAS & LOCKHEED SUPPORT. 2 MD-83'S (JT8D-219) (53470; 53471), EX-ALASKA AIRLINES (ASA). 1 747-200 (JT9D-7J) (20009), EX-QANTAS AIRWAYS (QAN), (AAR) LEASED.

JULY 1996: 1 747-100 (JT9D-7A) (19729), EX-CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), 4 YEAR LEASED. 1ST 757 DELIVERY. +5/10 ORDERS (1997) MD-83'S, 12F, 130Y.

JULY 1996: ACCDT: 747-100 (JT9D-7AH) (133-20064, /71 93,000 HOURS, 16,800 CYCLES), BLOWN UP AFTER TAKE OFF FROM NEW YORK (JFK) = ALL 17/212 FATALITIES. FLIGHT 800 TO PARIS.

AUGUST 1996: JOSEPH RUSZCZYK, DIRECTOR AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE AT (JFK) (EX-ASSISTANT VP MAINTENANCE (ASA) & VP MAINTENANCE (PAA). 1 MD-82 (49231), ALASKA AIRLINES (ASA) 12 YEAR LEASED. MILO RAUB, DIRECTOR AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT, REPLACES DAVID DROLLINGER, WHO RETIRED.

OCTOBER 1996: 2ND 757 DELIVERY, 3RD IN NOVEMBER 1996.

CODE SHARE WITH ROYAL JORDANIAN AIRLINES (RJA), NEW YORK (JFK) TO AMMAN.

CHARTER 727 FOR ST LOUIS RAMS FOOTBALL TEAM WITH HELMET LIVERY.

JEFF ERICKSON, PRESIDENT & (CEO) RESIGNS.

3RD Q = -$14.3 MILLION. +9.5% (RPM) PASSENGER TRAFFIC, +9% (ASM) CAPACITY. 70.1% LF (LOAD FACTOR) (+.2). 9 MONTHS = -$26.17 MILLION.

NOVEMBER 1996: DAVID KENNEDY, EX-(CEO) (ARL) NAMED TO BOARD.

3RD 757 DELIVERY. 767-3YO (VN537) RETURNED TO LESSOR. SOLD 1 747-200 (20398) & 2 MD-82'S (49366; 49367) & LEASED BACK. 1 MD-83 (49824), EX-(TTA), (ILF) 10 YEAR LEASED. 1 MD-83 (49231) (ACG) LEASED. EXPECTS TO GET 767-3YO BACK IN SERVICE.

JANUARY 1997: 8 747'S & 1 L-1011 WILL BE REMOVED FROM SCHEDULED SERVICE AND REPLACED BY 767'S AND MD-80'S. +2 L-1011'S ALSO TO BE RETIRED. BY MID 1997, EXPECT TO BE NO 747/L-1011'S.

DECEMBER 1996: RENE VISSCHER, VP MAINTENANCE ANNOUNCES DAN KIRKPATRICK PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT. GARD GIBSON, DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE. JOHN BEAVERS, DIRECTOR PLANNING. JOHN SPECHT, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE TRAINING. GERALD GITNER, VICE CHAIRMAN & ACTING (CEO), EX-PAN AM (PAA), DAVID KENNEDY, (COO), EX-AER LINGUS (ARL) (CEO). THOMAS MEAGHER, CHAIRMAN.

1996 = 27,111M RPM (WORLD HIGHEST #15).

JANUARY 1997: JOE RUSZCZYK, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS EASTERN DIVISION. TERRY TAYLOR, DIRECTOR AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING.

EXPECTS +3 767-300'S, (VN537), 1 EX-AEROMEXICO (AMX), 1 EX-VIETNAM AIRLINES (VIE) (1997-04). 9 727'S RETIRED/RETURNED IN 1997, 1ST QA513.

1996 = -$284.8 MILLION.

FEBRUARY 1997: 1 MD-82 (48013), EX-SWISSAIR (SWS), 12 YEAR LEASED TO (MDF). 3 757 (PW2037) DELIVERIES. ALL 747'S & L-1011'S TO GO BEFORE END OF 1997. -8 OF 15 747'S.

25,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 7,500 FLIGHT CREW (FC)). -268 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT) AT KANSAS CITY.

5 MD-82'S (48012; 48014; 49356; 49357; 49358), EX-SWISSAIR (SWS), PRE-SERVICE AT EVERGREEN INTERNATIONAL (EVR). 757-200 (PW2037) DELIVERY.

SAUDI PRINCE AL WALEED BUYS 5%.

MAY 1997: CODE SHARE WITH ROYAL JORDANIAN (RJA) TO AMMAN, JORDAN FROM SAN FRANCISCO (SFO), LOS ANGELES (LAX), CHICAGO (ORD), WASHINGTON DULLES (IAD), MIAMI (MIA), DETROIT & ST LOUIS, VIA NEW YORK (JFK).

ARNOLD SPINELLI, DIRECTOR INSPECTION REPLACES JOHN SPICIARICH, WHO RETIRED.

>200 MACHINISTS LAID OFF.

1 MD-83 (JT8D-219) DELIVERY.

OK FOR 757 180 MINUTES EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS).

JUNE 1997: 10TH 757 AND BOEING'S 757TH 757, NOW 47 OPERATORS IN 21 COUNTRIES OF 868 ORDERS.

NEW YORK (JFK) - BARCELONA (767). (JFK) TO LAS VEGAS (757).

ART LUJIN, MANAGER BOEING AIRCRAFT FLEET.

1 MD-82 (49379), EX-AERO LLOYD (ACH). 1ST 757 FLIGHT, (JFK) - LISBON (ETOPS).

>-200 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT) JOBS ELIMINATED AS PART OF DOWNSIZING.

JULY 1997: +1 767-300 (PW), (ILF) LEASED.

2ND Q = -$14.4 MILLION (+$25.3 MILLION): -9.2% (RPM), -9.1% (ASM). 23,490 EMPLOYEES. TO LAY OFF -1,000 (-4%). 1ST 6 MONTHS = -$86 MILLION (-$12 MILLION).

12 757'S DELIVERED. NOW NORTHWEST AIRLINES (NWA) IS OLDEST USA FLEET (AVERAGE AGE 19 YEARS).

AUGUST 1997: 14TH 757-200 (NC094) DELIVERY. MD-82 & MD-83.

SEPTEMBER 1997: 1 757-200 DELIVERY. LAST 3 L-1011'S LEAVE FLEET AFTER 25 YEARS. LAST 747 TO BE RETIRED IN EARLY 1998. 2ND 0F 2 ORDERS (1998-02) 767-300ER'S, (ILF) LEASED, PART OF 16.

CODE SHARE WITH ROYAL JORDANIAN (RJA), NEW YORK (JFK) - AMSTERDAM - AMMAN, INCLUDING LOS ANGELES (LAX) & DETROIT. ST LOUIS TO PARIS NONSTOP YEAR ROUND.

4 727-231'S RETURNED.

MICHAEL HILDRETH, DIRECTOR FLEET MANAGEMENT, (EX-DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE SUPPORT). FRED SCHUBEL'S POSITION VP POWERPLANT MAINTENANCE WAS ELIMINATED. JIM VETTER, MANAGING DIRECTOR BASE MAINTENANCE (RELOCATES FROM ST LOUIS). ROD BLAKE, DIRECTOR POWERPLANT ENGINEERING.

RETIRED LAST OF 6 ACTIVE L-1011'S AFTER 25 YEARS SERVICE.

KANSAS CITY OVERHAUL BASE LOSES -197 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT) JOBS.

747-200B TO AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS (ARG).

OCTOBER 1997: 25,090 EMPLOYEES, 24,090 (3RD Q).

CODE SHARE WITH ARE EUROPA (ARE). CODE SHARE WITH UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL, CHICAGO (ORD), NEW YORK (JFK), - PARIS - KIEV/DONETSK.

1 757-200 DELIVERY. 1 MD-81 (49100), EX-SWISSAIR (SWS), PACIFIC HOLDING 10 YEAR LEASED.

3RD Q = +$6.29 MILLION (-$14.3 MILLION), 1ST +VE Q SINCE 2ND Q 1996. 1ST 9 MONTHS = 30,844 MILLION (RPK) (14TH HIGHEST IN WORLD).

GRANTED 180 MINUTES EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) FOR 2 767-300'S (PW4060).

757 180 MINUTES & 767 120 MINUTES (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH OVER NORTH ATLANTIC: 88 757, & 427 767. 71.7% LF (+1.7).

NOVEMBER 1997: +2 MD-80'S FOR TOTAL 64. +8 MD-83'S WITHIN NEXT 2 YEARS. PARKED 2 727'S = 6 PARKED, 31 OPERATING.

KANSAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KCI) IS NOW 25 YEARS OLD.

DECEMBER 1997: RESUMED SERVICE TO PUERTO VALLARTA.

WILLIAM COMPTON, PRESIDENT & (COO), EX-(TWA) MD-80 CAPTAIN. DANIEL REPHLO, MANAGER BOEING 727, 757, 767 FLEET, REPLACES ART LUJIN, WHO RETIRED. TONY FIGUEROA, DIRECTOR INSPECTION, REPLACES ARNOLD SPINELLI.

1 MD-83 (53566) DELIVERY. NOW 66. 727-231 (20047) WITHDRAWN FROM SERVICE. L-1011 (1080) RETURNED TO LESSOR.

JANUARY 1998: 1997 = 25.100 BILLION (RPM) (-7.4%), -10-6% (ASM), 69.1% LF (+2.4), 23.387 MILLION PAX (+70,000). ALL 747'S HAVE NO SERVICE NEXT MONTH. WILL RECEIVE 2 767-300ER'S IN NEXT 3 MONTHS. MD-83 (FN 9408) "WINGS OF PRIDE" IN FOR HEAVY MAINTENANCE EMERGES WITH NEW SPECIAL COLOR SCHEME.

WICHITA - SEATTLE. ST LOUIS - ANCHORAGE AS A CONTINUATION OF SEATTLE ROUTE (757 IN SUMMER WITH POSSIBLE SCALE BACK TO MD-80).

RETIRED 2 727'S. NOW 38 727'S OF WHICH 9 ARE PARKED/INACTIVE. 1 L-1011 RETURNED TO LESSOR. NOW HAS 10 PARKED/INACTIVE L-1011'S. IN 1998 WILL TAKE DELIVERY OF 2 767-300'S IN SPRING, 6 MD-83'S IN 1998-07, & 1 757 END OF 1998.

USA MARKET SHARE 1997 = 8TH 4.13% (RPM), 10TH LF.

(TWA)'S "WE WANT TO BE YOUR AIRLINE" WON BEST USA/INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE ADVERTISEMENT FOR 1997.

FEBRUARY 1998: EXPANDS ROYAL JORDANIAN (RJA) CODE SHARE TO AQABA, JORDAN; BAHRAIN; DOHA, QATAR; KARACHI, PAKISTAN; DELHI & CALCUTTA.

SAUDI PRINCE AL WALEED'S 5% ($14 MILLION) IS NOW WORTH >$24 MILLION!

PLANS FOR NARITA - ST LOUIS & ONTO ORLANDO, FLORIDA WITH 767-200ER, 25C, 152Y.

1997 = -$110.8 MILLION. 4TH Q = -$31.2 MILLION.

4 727-200'S (19829; 19830; 19831; 19832) PARTED OUT.

APRIL 1998: CARGO CODE SHARE WITH AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ). IN 1998-06 NON-STOPS PORTLAND, OREGON, TO ANCHORAGE.

PROPOSAL FOR +24 MD-83'S AND SALE & LEASE BACK OF 15 727-200'S. ALREADY HUSHKITTED 30 DC-9'S.

1ST Q = -$55.5 MILLION (-$70 MILLION): +1.5% (RPM), -5% (ASM).

FIRMS UP 24 ORDERS (1999-05) MD-83'S TO REPLACE 727'S & DC-9'S ONE-FOR-ONE, ON 18 YEAR LEASES. PART OF 36 AIRCRAFT NEW IN 1999.

AIMS TO REDUCE MAINTENANCE & TRAINING COSTS. NEW AIRPLANES ADD CAPACITY AND WILL FLY MORE HOURS. PURCHASED 3 767-200'S PREVIOUSLY LEASED. TO RETIRE 6 727'S AND 28 DC-9'S IN 1998 AND KEEP 30 HUSHKITTED DC-9'S.

25,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 7,500 FLIGHT CREW (FC)).

SOLD L-1011 (1063) TO ELMO VENTURES. 767-3Q8ER (695-28207) DELIVERY.

1ST Q MAINTENANCE EXPENSES = $125.63 MILLION (11.84% TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSES).

MAY 1998: 3 MD-83'S, EX-ALASKA AIRLINES (ASA).

RENE VISSCHER, VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING INVITES BOEING CHIEF MECHANIC, JACK HESSBURG TO SPEAK AT (TWA) ANNUAL MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING STAFF MEETING.

+3 ORDERS (1999) 757-200'S, (ILF) LEASED FOR TOTAL 23. NOW 15, +1 IN SUMMER/1998, 6 IN 1999.

JUNE 1998: CODE SHARE WITH UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (UKR), CHICAGO (ORD)/NEW YORK - KIEV/DONETSK.

EXERCISES OPTION FOR +1 757-200.

"FREQUENT FLYER" MAGAZINE VOTES (TWA) "BEST DOMESTIC LONG FLIGHT OPERATOR."

(TWQ), (TWA)'S SHORT-HAUL OPERATOR, NOW FLIES TO PHILADELPHIA, CHICAGO (ORD), NEW YORK LAGUARDIA & WASHINGTON NATIONAL.

+3 MD-80'S (1459; 1577; & 1616), EX-ALASKA AIRLINES (ASA).

CODE SHARE WITH AIR EUROPA (ARE), NEW YORK (JFK) - BARCELONA/MADRID.

RENE VISSCHER, VP ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE, RESIGNS TO JOIN EMERY AIR FREIGHT (EAF) IN SIMILAR POSITION.

747'S (RA674; RA681; RA619) RETURNED TO LESSOR.

THIS MONTHS +0.4% RPM, -4.7% ASM, 78.4% LF (+4) HIGHEST IN 20 YEARS!

JULY 1998: BILL CADE, DIRECTOR AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE REPLACES BOB JUSTICE, WHO RETIRED AFTER 40 YEARS WITH (TWA).

NOTHER 727 WITHDRAWN FROM SERVICE AND PARKED. NOW 34 727'S WITH 26 IN SERVICE.

CODE SHARE IN 1998-10 WITH ROYAL AIR MAROC (RAM) - CASABLANCA.

1ST 6 MONTHS = 12.47 BILLION (RPM) (+3.4%), -2.4% (ASM), 72.3% LF (+4.1). 2ND Q = +$19.5 MILLION (-$14.4 MILLION), +10.9% (RPM), -3.9% (ASM). EXPANDS (TWA) TO 2 MARKETS BEYOND ST LOUIS - PHILADELPHIA, - NEW YORK LAGUARDIA, - WASHINGTON REAGAN (NATIONAL) & - CHICAGO (ORD).

1997 TOP WORLD AIRLINES COMPARISON:
EMPLOYEES (K): 1 FED 94; 2 UAL 92; 3 AAL 86; 4 DAL 63; 5 DLH 58; 6 BAB 53; 7 NWA 48; 8 USA 42; 9 CAL 40; 10 AFA 36; 11 QAN 30 12 SIA 28; 13 KLM 27; 14 SWA 25; 15 TWA 25; 16 SVA 25; 17 IND 23; 18 IBE 22; 19 SAS 22; 20 ACN 22; 21 TII 22.

RPK (PASSENGER TRAFFIC) (B): 1 UAL 195; 2 AAL 172; 3 DAL 160; 4 NWA 116; 5 BAB 106; 6 JAL 77; 7 CAL 77; 8 DLH 71; 9 AFA 70; 10 USA 67; 11 QAN 59; 12 KLM 55; 13 SIA 55; 14 ANA 51; 15 SWA 46; 16 TWA 40.5; 17 KAL 40.2; 18 CAT 39; 19 CAT 39; 20 ACN 37.

PASSENGERS (PAX) (M): 1 DAL 103; 2 UAL 84; 3 AAL 81; 4 USA 59; 5 NWA 55; 6 SWA 50; 7 ANA 41; 8 CAL 39; 9 DLH 35; 10 BAB 34; 11 JAL 32; 12 KAL 32; 13 ALI 25; 14 TWA 24; 15 SAS 21; 16 QAN 19; 17 AMW 18; 18 JAS 17; 19 IBE 15; 20 GUN 15; 16 TII 15.

NEW MD-83 (30TH).

(ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH (TOTAL): 15 757'S (180 MINUTES): 134 (999) ATLANTIC 26 (248) PACIFIC; 15 767'S (120 MINUTES) = 590 (51,208) ATLANTIC, 43 (222) PACIFIC.

AUGUST 1998: JIM JENSEN, SENIOR VP MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING (EX-AIRTRAN & MDC, PREVIOUSLY WITH (TWA).

GROUNDS ANOTHER 727 & RETURNS 1 TO LESSOR LEAVING 25 IN SERVICE OF 33.

SEPTEMBER 1998: (TWA) PILOTS, 2,188 FLIGHT CREW (FC), RATIFIED CONTRACT FOR PAY INCREASE 90% OF INDUSTRY AVERAGE OVER 4 YEARS. MEANWHILE NORTHWEST AIRLINES (NWA) PILOTS HAVE BEEN ON STRIKE AND LAYOFFS NEARING.

MD-83 (49925), EX-ALASKA AIRLINES (ASA), INTERNATIONAL AIRCRAFT INVESTORS LEASED.

IN 12/98, NEW YORK (JFK) TO PUERTO PLATA/ST MAARTEN. NONSTOP ONTARIO (CALIFORNIA) TO ST LOUIS (MD-80). WAS 1ST CARRIER TO DEPART NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART TWIN TERMINAL COMPLEX WHICH CAN HANDLE 10 MILLION PAX/YEAR, FOR +58.75%.

2 747-100'S (19676; 19957) PARTED OUT. MD-83 DELIVERY. 727-231 (713-20053) RETURNED TO LESSOR, LEASED TO SUN PACIFIC (SUI). 747-131 (102-20321) STORED AT MARANA, ARIZONA. DC-9-15 (147-47033) WITHDRAWN FROM SERVICE, GROUNDED AT KANSAS CITY.

OCTOBER 1998: BY END OF 1998, PLANS TO OPERATE 24 727-200'S, 52 DC-9'S AND IN 1999 TO RETIRE ALL 727'S, 22 DC-9'S. 30 DC-9-30'S ARE TO BE ABS HUSHKITTED. IN 1999-01, WILL FLY POPE JOHN PAUL II FROM ST LOUIS TO ROME, ON SPECIALLY CHARTERED AIRPLANE WITH AN OFFICIAL PAPAL SEAL AFFIXED TO ITS SIDE (5TH (TWA) FLIGHT FOR THE POPE).

3RD Q = -$5.3 MILLION (+$6.3 MILLION): -8% (RPM), -10% (ASM). +4 ORDERS (1999) 757'S FOR TOTAL 27 AND 1 ORDER (1999) 767-300ER, (ILF) LEASED FOR TOTAL 5. PLANS TO RETIRE 727'S WHEN IT RECEIVES 757'S TO MEET STAGE 3 NOISE RULE DEADLINE OF 2000-01. MD-83 FLEET WILL INCREASE TO 103. PURCHASED 2 DC-9-15'S (45772; 47001) OFF LEASE. IN 1999, PLANS DELIVERY OF: 27 MD-80'S, 10 757'S AND 1 767-300ER.

1ST 6 MONTHS = 12.1 MILLION PAX (+6.6%).

757-231 (825-28484) DELIVERY. 727-231 (709-20052) RETURNED TO LESSOR.

3RD Q MAINTENANCE COSTS = $124.61 MILLION (14.84% OF OPERATING EXPENSES).

180 MINUTES (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH (TOTAL FLIGHTS) = 15 757'S NORTH ATLANTIC 132 (1,480); EASTERN PACIFIC 10 (324); 16 767: NORTH ATLANTIC 500 (53,194) EAST PACIFIC 58 (387).

12 MONTHS ENDING 1998-09 USA PASSENGER TRAFFIC (RPM) BILLION:
1 UAL 123.3; 2 AAL 108.3; 3 DAL 102.6; 4 NWA 67.6; 5 CAL 49.7; 6. USA 41.1; 7 SWA 29.7; 8 TWA 25.0; 9 AMW 16.2; 10 ASA 11.0.

22,632 EMPLOYEES.

NOVEMBER 1998: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S CODE SHARE WITH ROYAL AIR MAROC (RAM), NEW YORK TO MARRAKECH & TANGIER, MOROCCO, & ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST VIA CASABLANCA. (DOT) OK'S 2 YEAR EXEMPTION SCHEDULED COMBI SERVICE, NEW YORK TO NASSAU & FREEPORT, BAHAMAS. IN 1999-02, BOSTON - SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (MD-83). MD-83 (2247-53596) DELIVERY. MD-82 (1616-49925), EX-ALASKA AIRLINES (ASA).

DECEMBER 1998: ST LOUIS - PUERTO VALLARTA. ST LOUIS - STEAMBOAT SPRINGS (HAYDEN). IN 1999-01 ST LOUIS - MEXICO CITY.

50/50 ORDERS 717-200'S AT $1.4 BILLION. 50 ORDERS A318'S AND 25/75 A320 FAMILY, AT $2.8 BILLION, ALL LEASED. THE 717'S WILL ARRIVE 1ST, ENABLING RETIREMENT OF MOST OF DC-9'S BY STAGE 3 NOISE 2000 DEADLINE, ALTHOUGH 30 HUSHKITTED DC-9'S WILL BE PHASED OUT BY 2004. 717'S HAVE A 35% DIRECT OPERATING COST (DOC) ADVANTAGE OVER DC-9'S. 24 727'S TO BE RETIRED BY 2000. IN 1999, WILL RECEIVE 12 757'S, 1 767-300ER AND 24 MD-83'S.

CODE SHARE IN 1999-04 WITH KUWAIT AIRWAYS (KUW), NEW YORK (JFK), WASHINGTON REAGAN, LOS ANGELES (LAX), SAN FRANCISCO (SFO), & ST LOUIS, TO KUWAIT CITY, MUSCAT, OMAN, AND DUBAI.

SELLS 7 727-200'S (28 YEARS OLD) THROUGH FORTIS (FOS) TO AEROTURBINE FOR PART OUT. MD-83 (2249-53597) DELIVERY.

JANUARY 1999: 1998 = 24.42 BILLION (RPM) (25.10 BILLION); 34.18 BILLION (ASM) (36.43B) 71.4% LF (+2.5) - HIGHEST SINCE 1978; 23.92 MILLION (PAX) (+2.3%).

8 727-200'S (20048; 20232; 20233; 20234; 20307; 20308; 20309; 20310) AIRFRAMES SOLD TO NORTEK REPAIR CENTER, INCLUDING 3 PARTED OUT.

FEBRUARY 1999: IN 1999-05, ST LOUIS - VANCOUVER. APPLIES FOR NEW ORLEANS - MEXICO CITY.

1998 = -$120.5 MILLION (-$110.8 MILLION), 10TH CONSECUTIVE ANNUAL LOSS, DESPITE -$136 MILLION (-22.6%) FUEL COSTS. 4TH Q = -$79.1 MILLION (-$31.2 MILLION). CUT -1,000 JOBS LAST YEAR AND WILL CUT -1,000 THIS YEAR, MOSTLY ATTRITION & VOLUNTARY LAYOFFS.

WILL TAKE DELIVERY OF 37 AIRPLANES IN 1999. MAINTENANCE COST = 4% OF TOTAL EXPENSES. AIRPLANE LEASES 14% (11%). FORTIS AVIATION (FOS) ACTING FOR (TWA), PARTS OUT 2 747-100'S & 1 747-200 AND 4 727'S & SEVERAL L-1011'S WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE IN 1999. MD-83 DELIVERY.

MARCH 1999: $21 MILLION 1ST Q PROFIT FROM SALE OF SHARES IN EQUANT TELECOMMUNICATIONS, PART OF THE (SITA) FOUNDATION.

ST LOUIS - RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (DC-9) & - PORTLAND, MAINE (MD-80), - HARTFORD.

DAN KILPATRICK, DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & QUALITY CONTROL RESIGNED TO JOIN FAIRCHILD/DORNIER, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS. PAT DALE, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ENGINE & COMPONENT MAINTENANCE, EX-RETIREE FROM ALLIEDSIGNAL.

AFTER PLAN TO RECEIVE SOME 717'S LEASED FROM BAVARIA LEASING (BAV) FELL THROUGH, DECIDED TO HUSHKIT 8 727-200'S, USING RAISBECK
STAGE 3 NOISE REDUCTION KITS.

AT SHAREHOLDERS MEETING IN MAY, GERALD GITNER, CHAIRMAN OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, & WILLIAM COMPTON, NEW (CEO).

HAS DROPPED FROM 24,500 TO 21,300 EMPLOYEES SINCE 1997-03.

IN 1999-06 DULLES - HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (DC-9).

757-200 (PW2037) DELIVERY.

APRIL 1999: 1ST Q = -.8% (RPM), -2% (ASM), 77.2% LF (+.9).

+3 ORDERS 767-300ER'S (PW4060), GECAS (GEH) LEASED (1999-08). 727-200 (20460) PARTED OUT.

25,000 EMPLOYEES.

MAY 1999: 21,074 EMPLOYEES. NEXT MONTH, ST LOUIS TO PARIS.

1ST Q = -$21.6 MILLION.

3 DC-9-51'S (47728; 47731; 47746) RETIRED AT VICTORVILLE. 1 ORDER (6/99) 757-200 (PW2037) (28486), INDIGO (INZ) 18 YEAR LEASE. 3 DC-9-51'S (47731) SOLD TO ALLEGIANT AIR (WJE). 18TH 757-200 (NT354) DELIVERY. 3 MD-83'S FOR TOTAL 81 WITH 21 ON ORDER.

JUNE 1999: EXERCISES +8 OPTIONS FOR TOTAL 31 SETS OF 727-200 RAISBECK STAGE 3 STANDARD GROSS WEIGHT (SGW) HUSHKITS. SCRAPPED 2 MORE 747'S LEAVING 2 PARKED.

(DOT) OK'S CODE SHARE WITH KUWAIT AIRWAYS (KUW) FROM USA TO KUWAIT, (UAE), AND OMAN.

757-231 (874-29954, N721TW), 4 MD-83'S (2267-53614, N964TW; 2268-53615, N965TW; 2269-53616, N966TW; 2270-53617, N967TW) DELIVERIES. RETIRED DC-9-15 (30-45772) & -51 (861-47732; 862-47733; 800-47686).

1998 TOP WORLD AIRLINES - PASSENGER TRAFFIC (RPM) (B):
12 KLM 35.59; 13 QAN 35.28; 14 ANA 33.38; 15 SWA 31.43; 16 CAT 25.26; 17 TWA 24.42; 18 ACN 23.21; 19 ALI 22.10; 20 TII 21.34; 21 IBE 20.19; 22 KAL 19.95; 23 MAS 18.25; 24 SWS 17.43.

JULY 1999: 1ST 6 MONTHS = +1.4% (RPM) (+5.2% DOMESTIC, -16% INTERNATIONAL); -.5% (ASM) (+2.9% DOMESTIC, -17.3% INTERNATIONAL); +4.4% (PAX). 2ND Q = -$6.2 MILLION (+$19.5 MILLION).

CODE SHARE WITH ROYAL AIR MAROC (RAM) TO TANGIER AND MARAKESH.

PARTED OUT 727-200 (20047). 3 MD-83 DELIVERIES. 757-200 (NT355) DELIVERY. 2 DC-9'S (59, 69) RETURNED TO LESSOR. 2 DC-9'S (800; 862) GROUNDED.

AUGUST 1999: IN 1999-12, FROM NEW YORK LAGUARDIA TO GRAND BAHAMA AIRPORT, FREEPORT (MD-83).

JOSEPH VILMAIN, VP CARGO. DAN CRAFCRAFT, MANAGER GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (GSE). LARRY RYAN, MANAGER MAINTENANCE & MODIFICATION PROGRAMS. GEORGE WORLEY, MANAGER TECHNICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE.

(DOT) OK'S ST LOUIS - COZUMEL STARTING 1999-12 ON SEASONAL BASIS. 2 727-231'S (20462; 22634) RETIRED. 1 757-231 (883-30319, N720TW), 1 767-331ER (762-30301, N636TW), & 1 767-33AER (409-25403, N637TW), & 3 MD-83'S (2273-53620, N970TW; 2274-53621, N971TW; 2275-53622, N972TW) DELIVERIES. 1 727-200 RETURNED TO LESSOR, PEGASUS (PSS).

SEPTEMBER 1999: ARNOLD SPINELLI, DIRECTOR AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE RETURNED AFTER LEAVING (TWA) 1 YEAR AGO.

PLANS TO RETIRE -8 727-200'S BY END OF 1999. 3 DC-9'S RETURNED TO LESSORS. 1 767-33AER (PW4060) (25403), EX-AIR MADAGASCAR (MAD), (GEH) 84 MONTH LEASED. 3 MD-83'S (2276-53623, N973TW; 2277-53624, N974TW; 2278-53625, N975TW) DELIVERIES. 757-231 (PW2037) (28488) SOLD TO PEGASUS (PSS) & LEASED BACK. DC-9-15 (94-47001) & DC-9-34 (844-47711) WITHDRAWN FROM SERVICE.

OCTOBER 1999: 2ND Q MAINTENANCE COSTS $113.85 MILLION (13.43% DIRECT OPERATING COSTS (DOC). 3RD Q = -$53.7 MILLION (-$5.3 MILLION).

2 DC-9-15'S (45772; 47001), SOLD TO CAPITAL AIRCRAFT). 727-200 (20461; 20462) PARTED OUT. 3 727-231'S (1454-21628; 1456-21629; 1458-21630), & 1 767-231 (64-22571) RETIRED. 2 757-231'S (891-30338, N725TW; 893-29385, N722TW) AND 3 MD-83'S (2279-53626, N976TW; 2280-53627, N977TW; 2281-53628, N978TW) DELIVERIES.

NOVEMBER 1999: EACH EMPLOYEE WAS AWARDED $100 BONUS FOR 3RD TIME THIS YEAR FOR EXCEEDING DAILY COMPANY GOAL FOR ON-TIME ARRIVALS & % OF SCHEDULED FLIGHTS COMPLETED FOR THE MONTH (99.6%).

21,074 EMPLOYEES.

2 727-231'S (860-20461; 863-20466) PARTED OUT. DC-9-15 (39-45773) & DC-9-51 (804-47693) RETIRED. MD-83 (1459-49657), EX-ALASKA AIRLINES (ASA), DELIVERY.

DECEMBER 1999: IN 2000-03, ST LOUIS - MAUI (767-300). CODE SHARE WITH KUWAIT AIRWAYS (KUW) FROM NEW YORK & CHICAGO (ORD) TO KUWAIT & ONTO MUSCAT AND DUBAI. CODE SHARE WITH ROYAL AIR MAROC (RAM), NEW YORK (JFK) - CASABLANCA - ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE. CODE SHARE WITH ROYAL JORDANIAN (RJA), (JFK) - AMMAN - MUMBAI, CALCUTTA, AND NEW DELHI.

22,228 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 2,750 FLIGHT CREW (FC)).

LAST NEW MD-80, 1,191ST TO BE DELIVERED FROM LONG BEACH. 727-231 (20491) PARTED OUT. DC-9-32 (47669) RETIRED. 2 DC-9-41'S (47603; 47617) RETURNED TO LESSORS POLARIS & TRITON (TIA). 757-200 (NT360) DELIVERY.

JANUARY 2000: LAST MD-80 "SPIRIT OF LONG BEACH" DELIVERY. IN 1933 HAD TAKEN DELIVERY OF 1ST & ONLY DC-1, 1ST TWIN-ENGINE TRANSPORT DEVELOPED BY THE DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT COMPANY.

1999 = 26.01 BILLION (RPM) (+6.5%), +3.3% (ASM), 73.1% LF (+2.2). TRAFFIC MARKET SHARE = 4.3% 8TH (4.2%). 4TH Q = -$271.9 MILLION.

(DOT) OK'S NEW YORK (JFK) - PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS & CAICOS (MD-83) NONSTOP.

MD-83 (49657), EX-ALASKA AIRLINES (ASA), (ILF) LEASED. 757-200 DELIVERY (LAST ON ORDER). DC-9 (47096) RETURNED TO LESSOR. 767-231 (63-22570) RETURNED TO (GEH).

FEBRUARY 2000: (DOT) OK'S ST LOUIS & NEW YORK LAGUARDIA TO BERMUDA, (MD-83).

JOHN BEAVERS, MANAGING DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & QUALITY CONTROL.

19999, ACCORDING TO AIR TRAVEL CONSUMER REPORT, (TWA) 1ST FOR PUNCTUALITY (81% PAX FLIGHTS TO DESTINATION ON TIME).

75TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY! ALSO KANSAS CITY'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY.

IN 2000-05, ST LOUIS - BERMUDA.

4TH Q MAINTENANCE COSTS = $125.65 MILLION (11.78% (DOC).

MARCH 2000: 1ST 717-200 DELIVERY.

TO BE FLOWN ST LOUIS - DALLAS FORT WORTH (DFW) & MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL. IN 2000-05, CODE SHARE WITH AIR MALTA (MLT). (DOT) OK'S CODE SHARE WITH KUWAIT AIRWAYS (KUW) NEW YORK - ORLANDO AS PART OF KUWAIT - FRANKFURT - NEW YORK ROUTE.

TOTAL EMPLOYEES = 21,074, INCLUDING 2,022 FLIGHT CREW (FC) (9.6%), 4,092 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA) (19.4%), & 3,954 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT) (18.8%).

EXPECTS 15 717'S TO BE DELIVERED IN 2000. 2 767-3YO'S (PW4000) (474-26205, /94 15 02; 505-26208, /94 15 02), EX-AEROFLOT (ARO), GECAS (GEH) 8 YEAR LEASED. 727-231 (21987) RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS), LEASED TO (AEG).

APRIL 2000: STEVE EPPINGER, MANAGER MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS.

IN 2000-05, ST LOUIS TO PARIS AND ANCHORAGE.

1ST Q = -$76.1 MILLION (-$21.6 MILLION), +95.1% FUEL COSTS.

21,074 EMPLOYEES.

MAY 2000: DESPITE FINANCIAL WOES, IT DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE AFFECTED CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, AS (TWA) PLACED 1ST IN FREQUENT FLYER /J D POWER & ASSOCIATES AWARDS FOR SHORT-HAUL SEATING AREA, FLIGHT AVAILABILITY, AND SCHEDULING AND LONG-HAUL ON-TIME PERFORMANCE, SEATING AREA, FLIGHT AVAILABILITY & SCHEDULE, AND FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM.

JIM PROCTOR, MANAGER TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND LARRY JAMES, DIRECTOR AIRCRAFT ACQUISITIONS, BOTH RETIRED.

(DOT) OK'S CODE SHARE WITH AIR MALTA VIA INTERMEDIATE POINTS, INCLUDING NEW YORK (JFK) - MILAN, ST LOUIS - LONDON, LONDON - MILAN.

JIM VETTER, VP BASE MAINTENANCE, RETIRES. TERRY TYKESON, DIRECTOR AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING.

3RD 717-231 DELIVERY (5022). DC-9-31 (257-47248), STORED AT MOJAVE TO BE RETURNED TO TRITON (TIA). 727-200 (20490) PARTED OUT.

JUNE 2000: IN MERGER DISCUSSIONS WITH AIRTRAN AIRWAYS (CQT).

CODE SHARE WITH ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA) INCLUDING FLYING USA POSTAL SERVICE MAIL, NEW YORK (JFK), CHICAGO (ORD), LOS ANGELES (LAX), & SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) - TOKYO, AND HONOLULU - NAGOYA & OSAKA, & GUAM - OSAKA.

GLOBAL AVIATION CORPORATION, A HOLDING COMPANY MAKES OFFER TO TAKE OVER (TWA). IF (TWA) TAKES THE OFFER, GLOBAL (CEO), EMIL BERNARD WILL TAKE OVER AS CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT/(CEO).

2 717-200'S (5024; 5025) DELIVERIES. DC-9 (181) SCRAPPED. 727-231 (21632) RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS).

JULY 2000: CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF SERVICE! BEGAN AS WESTERN AIR EXPRESS IN CALIFORNIA IN 1925 & OVER YEARS, INCLUDED TRANSCONTINENTAL AIR TRANSPORT, & WESTERN AIR, AND OZARK AIRLINES. LAUNCHED SEVERAL AIRPLANE TYPES, 1ST TO BECOME ALL-JET, 1ST WITH IN-FLIGHT MOVIES, & 1ST TO OFFER BUSINESS CLASS.

MERGER WITH AIRTRAN AIRWAYS (CQT) DROPPED.

EXTENSIVE (FAA) SAFETY AUDIT OF ALASKA AIRLINES (ASA) BEING FOLLOWED BY SAME OF UAL, AMW, CAL, DAL, NWA, TWA, & AAL, SWA, & USA.

IN 2000-09, REAGAN NATIONAL - LOS ANGELES (LAX) (757).

1 767-300ER (PW4000) (25411), EX-AEROMEXICO (AMX), (GEH) 7 YEAR LEASED. 717-231 (5019-55059, N402TW). 767-322ER (782-29242), RETURNED TO (GEH).

HUGH SCHOELZEL, VP SAFETY, REPLACES BOB WRIGHT.

KANSAS CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOWERS ITS LANDING FEES FOR 1ST TIME & ARE LOWER THAN WHEN IT OPENED IN 1972, DUE TO EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT WHERE FACILITY SAVINGS ARE BEING PASSED ONTO CESTOMERS.

2ND Q = -$4.2 MILLION (-$6.2 MILLION). 20,972 EMPLOYEES.

1999 TOP WORLD AIRLINES COMPARISONS:
PASSENGER TRAFFIC RPK (B): 12 KLM 58.9; 13 SWA 58.7; 14 QAN 58.1; 15 ANA 56.7; 16 TWA 41.9; 17 CAT 41.5.

EMPLOYEES (K): 20 ACN 23; 21 MAS 22.8; 22 IND 22; 23 TWA 21; 24 EGP 20.1.

6TH 717-231 (5028-55073, N406TW) DELIVERY. 2 727-231'S (1576-21985, 1580-21986), RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS).

AUGUST 2000: 20,127 EMPLOYEES.

DC-9-51, RETURNED TO BOEING (TBC), SOLD TO USA JET (USB) (47676).

1999 = -$353.4 MILLION (-$120.48 MILLION): 41.95 BILLION (RPK) (+6.5%); 73.1% LF; 207.83 MILLION (FTK) (-3.7%); 25.85 MILLION (PAX) (+7.9%); 20,972 EMPLOYEES (-16.1%).

717-231 (5030-55074, N407TW) DELIVERY. 2 DC-9-31'S (181-47082 & 257-47248), RETURNED TO TRITON (TIA).

SEPTEMBER 2000: IN 2000-10, NEW YORK (JFK) - ORANGE COUNTY.

JIM RUTHERFORD, MANAGER 717 INTRO SERVICE REPLACES DEREK GOAD, NOW DIRECTOR AIRCRAFT ACQUISITIONS.

8TH & 9TH 717-231 DELIVERIES.

OCTOBER 2000: RETIRED ITS LAST 6 727-200'S AFTER 36 YEARS OF 727 OPERATIONS. BEING REPLACED WITH 717'S WHICH ARE 40% MORE FUEL EFFICIENT.

1ST 6 MONTHS 2000 TOP WORLD AIRLINES - (RPK) (BILLION):
1 UAL 100.26; 2 AAL 92.41; 3 DAL 89.82; 4 NWA 62.13; 5 CAL 60.38; 6 USA 35.07; 7 SIA 33.79; 8 SWA 32.84; 9 KLM 28.94; 10 CAT 22.58; 11 TWA 21.26; 12 ACN 20.96; 13 KAL 19.47.

JOE RUSZCZYK, MANAGING DIRECTOR FIELD & INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS. JOHN BEAVERS, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ENGINEERING & QUALITY CONTROL.

3RD Q = -$34.8 MILLION (-$53.7 MILLION), 6.3% OF TOTAL SALES BOOKED ON INTERNET, FUEL COSTS +64.9%.

10TH & 11TH 717-231'S (5038-55077, N2410W; 5039-55078, N411TW). 727-231 (1460-21631), RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS).

NOVEMBER 2000: GLOBAL AIRLINES (GLH) MAKES $298 MILLION OFFER TO ACQUIRE (TWA).

CODE SHARE WITH AIR EUROPA (ARE) TO SPAIN.

1 767-205ER (101-23058, N651TW), RETURNED TO (GEH). 3 727-231'S (1563-21967; 1565-21968; 1567-21969), RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS), AND 2 DC-9-51'S (799-47688; 804-47693), SCRAPPED. 12TH 717-232 (5042-55079, N412TW) DELIVERY.

DECEMBER 2000: TOP WORLD AIRLINES 1ST 9 MONTHS - TRAFFIC (RPK) (B):
9 SIA 52.77; 10 SWA 50.48; 11 QAN 49.28; 12 KLM 45.91; 13 CAT 35.26; 14 TWA 33.56; 15 TII 31.26.

3 717-231 (5043-55080, N413TW; 5045-55081, N2414E; 5046-55082, N415TW) DELIVERIES.

JANUARY 2001: MIAMI - SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (MD-83).

HAVING CELEBRATED ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY LAST YEAR, (TWA) SEEMED POISED TO RETURN TO PROFITABILITY, BUT WAS ULTIMATELY DONE IN BY INCREASED FUEL PRICES, COUPLED WITH ITS OWN HIGH OPERATING COSTS.

FILES FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY. AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL) AGREES TO BUY ALL (TWA) ASSETS AND PRESERVE THE JOBS OF ALL (TWA) EMPLOYEES. SOME MEDIA REPORTS SUBSTANTIAL LAYOFFS WILL OCCUR. THIS IS THE 3RD BANKRUPTCY FOR (TWA) IN THE LAST 10 YEARS.

IN 2001-05, ST LOUIS TO FRANKFURT.

22,000 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 2,750 FC).

2000 = 27.21 BILLION (RPM) (+4.6%), +5.8% (ASM), 72.3% LF (-.8). 4TH Q = -$152 MILLION.

1 767-231 (39-22569), RETIRED AT VICTORVILLE.

FEBRUARY 2001: (TWA) TECHNICAL SCHOOL CLOSES AS ANOTHER VICTIM OF COST-CUTTING. IT WAS ONE OF THE USA'S LEADING MAINTENANCE TECHNICAL SCHOOLS SPECIALIZING ON HEAVY AIRPLANES, AND ONE OF THE FEW AIRPLANE & POWERPLANT (A&P) SCHOOLS FOCUSING ON AIRLINE JETS, RATHER THAN GENERAL AVIATION (GA) AIRPLANES. FOUNDED IN 1990, IT HAD USE OF SCRAPPED 727, & ACCESS TO ANOTHER FOR ENGINE RUN-UPS AND TAXIING. ABOUT 45% OF THE STUDENTS WENT TO SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES (SVA). THE BUILDING HAS BEEN TURNED BACK TO THE CITY AND OTHER ASSETS SOLD TO THE AVIATION INSTITUTE OF MAINTENANCE.

MARCH 2001: A JUDGE APPROVES $742 MILLION BID BY AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL) TO TAKE OVER MOST OF THE ASSETS OF BANKRUPT (TWA), AND COULD CLOSE BY END OF MONTH FOLLOWING REGULATORY APPROVAL. (AAL) WILL ACCEPT (TWA) REMAINING 717-200 ORDERS, BUT HAS CANCELED ALL AIRBUS ORDERS.

DC-9-31 (47250) & DC-9-32 (47108) RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS). 2 767-231ER'S (30-22567; 70-22573) GROUNDED AND 1 767-205ER (81-23057) RETURNED TO (ILF).

APRIL 2001: 5 717-231 DELIVERIES.

ROBERT BAKER, (CEO); BILL COMPTON, PRESIDENT.

1 DC-9-32 (286-47174) & 3 767-231ER (14-22564; 21-22565; 33-22568) RETIRED. DC-9-32 (47324) RETURNED TO (GEF).

MAY 2001: ST LOUIS - ANCHORAGE. IN 2001-07, BOSTON TO SANTO DOMINGO.

OWNER AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL) WILL RETIRE 24 (TWA) DC-9-30'S BY END OF 2003 AND DROP 50 OF 188 USA GATES. DC-9-32 (47029) RETURNED TO (TIA) & DC-9-33F (47409) RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS). 717-231 (5063-55088, N2421A) DELIVERY.

JUNE 2001: DC-9-51 (47749) PARTED OUT. DC-9-31 (243-47136) RETURNED TO (GECAS) (GEF). DC-9-32 (252-47109) RETURNED TO PEGASUS (PSS). 2 717-231'S (5067-55089, N422TW; 5068-55090, N423TW) DELIVERIES.

JULY 2001: BOSTON TO SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (757-200, DAILY NONSTOP).

1ST 6 MONTHS USA MARKET SHARE (RPM)'S MILLION, SHARE %):
1 UAL 61.5M 19.1%; 2 AAL 55.9M 17.4%; 3 DAL 51.2M 15.9%; 4 NWA 38.7M 12.1%; 5 CAL 32.2M 10.0%; 6 USA 24.9M 7.7%; 7 SWA 22.5M 7.0%; 8 TWA 12.1M 3.8%; 9 AMW 10.1M 3.1%; 10 ASA 6.2M 1.9%.

WILL RETIRE ALL DC-9-30 FLEET BY 1ST Q 2002. 1ST Q MAINTENANCE COSTS = $111.7 MILLION (-2.5%).

717-231 (5075-55091, N424TW) DELIVERY.

AUGUST 2001: DC-9-51 (47728) PARTED OUT. 717-231 (55092) DELIVERY.

19,655 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 1,999 (FC); 3,845 (CA); 3,792 (MT); 2 GENERAL MANAGEMENT; 1,614 AIRPLANE/TRAFFIC HANDLING; 203 AIRPLANE CONTROL; 3,722 PASSENGER HANDLING; 1,429 CARGO HANDLING; 237 TRAINEES/INSTRUCTORS; 991 RECORDKEEPING; 128 TRAFFIC SOLICITORS; 1,693 OTHERS). EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY (ASM)'S/EMPLOYEE): 1,918,816.

SEPTEMBER 2001: 2 717-231'S DELIVERIES (5083; 5084).

OCTOBER 2001: 2ND Q MAINTENANCE COSTS = $92.84 MILLION (-15.1%).

CLOSES ITS OPERATIONS AT NEW YORK (JFK) AND CLOSES TERMINAL 5.

NOVEMBER 2001: (TWA) NAME WILL DISAPPEAR IN 2001-12 AS ALL BRAND DESIGNATIONS ARE CHANGED TO AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL).

2 717-231'S (5087-55095, N428TW; 5093-55096, N429TW) DELIVERIES.

DECEMBER 2001: PLANS TO STORE 30 717'S FLEET IN ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO.

TAMPA - SAN JUAN.

12 MONTHS ENDING 2001-06 3RD PARTY OUTSOURCED MAINTENANCE = $44 MILLION (24.3%). 3RD Q MAINTENANCE COSTS = $120.27 MILLION (+16.8%).

JANUARY 2002: AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL) ACCEPTS 30TH (TWA) 717-200 DELIVERY AND PARKS 12 OF THEM AS PART OF ITS -20% CAPACITY REDUCTION PROGRAM. PARENT, (AAL), DECIDES TO RETIRE 30 717'S FLEET BY 2002-06.

(AAL) MOVED ALL (JT8D) (MD-80) MAINTENANCE FROM (TWA) KANSAS CITY TO TULSA. (TWA) FACILITY WILL CONTINUE WITH MD-80 AIRFRAME MAINTENANCE AND BY MID 2002 WILL BECOME HEAVY MAINTENANCE BASE FOR (AAL) 737-800'S.

4TH Q MAINTENANCE COSTS = $112.59 MILLION (+54.7%).

MARCH 2002: 767-231ER (70-22573, N610TW), RETURNED TO LESSOR.

May 2002: 2001 Top World Airlines by Passenger Traffic (RPK) (B):
1 UAL 187.67; 2 AAL 170.88; 3 DAL 163.66; 4 NWA 117.66; 5 BAB 106.27; 6 CAL 98.37; 7 AFA 94.42; 8 DLH 86.70; 9 JAL 84.27; 10 USA 73.93; 11 SWA 71.59; 12 SIA 69.15; 13 QAN 67.89; 14 ACN 67.03; 15 KLM 57.85; 16 ANA 56.90; 17 CAT 44.79; 18 TII 44.04; 19 IBE 41.30; 20 KAL 38.45; 21 MAS 38.31; 22 ALI 36.52; 23 SWS 32.98; 24 TWA 31.85; 25 AMW 30.69.

July 2002: 2001 = -$412.17 Million (-$266.72 Million).

August 2002: Returns 717-200 (5028) to Boeing Capital Corporation. Has one parked at St Louis (STL) and 20 parked in Victorville (VCV) awaiting lease returned to Boeing Capital Corporation.

September 2002: DC-9-31 (47345) returned to Boeing Capital.

November 2002: American Airlines (AAL) 737-800 Engineering transferred Systems and Structures responsibilities from Tulsa (TUL) to Kansas City (MCI). Avionics 737 Engineering will remain in (TUL) for the time being.

2 767-3Q8ER's (28207; 30301), 2 767-3YOER's (26205; 26208) & 1 767-330ER (25137) WFU. 1 MD-82 (49358) stored at St Louis.

December 2002: Dallas to Las Vegas, Ontario, San Diego, San Jose, and Dallas to San Francisco (SFO) (Sats).

767-3YOER (25411) returned to (GEF). 28 MD-80's to be put in long-term storage.

January 2003: Dallas - Denver, New York (LGA), Orange County, Seattle.

767-33AER (25403) returned to (GEF).

February 2003: 4 MD-82's (997-48012, N928TW; 1101-49153; 1118-49169; 1132-49185), (WFU) at Roswell. MD-83 (1397-49530), stored at Kansas City (MCI).

March 2003: Dallas - Omaha.

DC-9-32 (47357) returned to lessor. 4 MD-82's (49156; 49170; 49184; 49185), and 1 MD-83 (49530), WFU at Roswell.

MD-83 (49170) (WFU) at Roswell.

June 2003: 2 MD-82's (1025-49100; 1051-49101) (WFU) at Roswell.

August 2003: DC-9-31 (47249) & DC-9-32 (47107) returned to (GECAS) (GEF).

September 2003: Will close its St Louis reservations center, resulting in furlough of -2,000 employees.

In 1Q 2004, American Airlines (AAL) is to open 2 lines at St Louis to convert flight decks & cabins on 17 ex-(TWA) MD-80's to (AAL) standards, saving 190 of -350 planned mechanic (MT) cuts. Kansas City is converting remaining 1 - 3 (36 complete).

In 2003-11, St Louis - Fort Lauderdale (weekends). Dallas - Atlanta, Baltimore, Newark, New York (LGA), Sacramento, and Tulsa.

October 2003: 757-2Q8 (721-28160), 757-231 (758-28481), and 23 MD-83's transferred to American Airlines (AAL). 7 757-231's (28480; 28482; 28483; 28485; 28487; 28488; 30331) WFU & stored at Kansas City.

November 2003: St Louis - New Orleans.

December 2003: 757-231 (29385), & MD-83 (53189) transferred to American Airlines (AAL).

February 2004: 757-231 (29954) & 2 MD-83's (53187; 53566), transferred to American Airlines (AAL). MD-82 (49366) (WFU) at Kansas City.

March 2004: 757-231 (28482) (WFU) at Goodrich (BFG).

April 2004: 757-231 (30319) returned to Aerospace Finance. 757-231 (28483) returned to lessor. MD-82 (49527) removed from storage.

May 2004: 5 MD-83's (48787; 53139; 53126; 29400; 53121) transferred to American Airlines (AAL).

June 2004: 6 MD-83'S (49567; 49824; 53137; 53138; 53141; 53470) transferred to American Airlines (AAL).

August 2004: 15 MD-82's (48012; 48014; 49100; 49156; 49169; 49184; 49185; 49186; 49356; 49358; 49366; 49367; 49369; 49427; 49704), transferred to American Airlines (AAL).

October 2009: American Airlines (AAL) will close its Kansas City (MCI) Maintenance Base next September as part of a downsizing of its maintenance and engineering "footprint" that will result in up to -700 management and union job losses. According to a letter to employees from Senior VP Maintenance & Engineering, Carmine Romano, (AAL) plans to shutter the former (TWA) facility at (MCI), because of "reduced flying and a fleet that has shrunk from a high of more than >900 planes to approximately 600 today." Its San Francisco maintenance base will be reduced to Class II status, while current Class II stations at Detroit, Minneapolis-St Paul and San Jose, California, will close. St Louis (STL) operations "will be downsized to adjust to the reduced flight schedule," Romano wrote.

(AAL) said it is "working diligently to find ways to minimize the impact on our people" and is offering a voluntary "separation allowance" of $12,500 to (MCI) and (STL) employees who choose to leave prior to September 2010, among other programs. "Our goal with these changes is to move toward a more flexible, cost-efficient operation that improves flow and takes into account the long-term impact of the recession on travel, deep capacity cuts across the industry and a corresponding decline in the Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) business, along with the changes to our network and corresponding fleet size," Romano wrote. He added that (AAL) "remain[s] committed to performing as much of our airplane maintenance in-house as we are able to accomplish on a competitive basis." Its largest (MRO) bases are at Tulsa and Fort Worth Alliance.

July 2014: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has denied a petition to reconsider its findings in the investigation of the 1996 crash of (TWA) Flight 800, 747-100 (JT9D-7AH) (133-20064, /71 93,000 Hours, 16,800 Cycles).

On July 17, 1996, the Boeing 747-100 exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after takeoff during a flight from New York (JFK) to Rome, killing all 230 people on board.

Although sabotage was initially suspected, the (NTSB) concluded that a fuel tank explosion (sparked by a short circuit in the wiring) caused the crash.

In 2005, the (FAA) issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) requiring airlines to reduce flammability levels in jet transports. Since then, the (FAA) said it has issued 283 (AD)s to prevent the ignition of vapors in and around commercial airplane fuel tanks.

In June 2013, a group called "The (TWA) 800 Project" filed the petition to reopen the case, claiming a “detonation or high-velocity explosion” caused the crash. “Our investigations are never ‘closed,’”(NTSB) acting Chairman, Christopher Hart said. “We always remain open to the presentation of new evidence.”

Before responding to the petition, the (NTSB) said its staff met with the petitioners’ representatives and listened to an eyewitness who described what he saw on the night of the accident. After a thorough review of all the information provided by the petitioners, the (NTSB) said it “denied the petition in its entirety because the evidence and analysis presented did not show the original findings were incorrect.”

Fleet:
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November 2005:

00 717-231 (BR715) (N401TW), (55071, N2404A; 5019-55059, N402TW, 2000-04; 5022-55070, N403TW; 2000-05) (5042-55079, N412TW, 2000-11), ALL RETIRED BY 2002-06 & RTND TO BOEING CAPITAL (TBC). 16F, 95Y.

0 727-231 (JT8D) (1 GROUNDED, 8 SOLD) (24632; 24985; 24986; RTND (PSS) 2000-06. 1 GROUNDED, 8 SOLD.

11 757-231 (PW2037), (ETOPS) EQ'PD (-2Q8: 770-28482 "WIMPY") (825-28484) (28486, INZ LSD), 28488 (PSS) LSD 1999-09, WFU 2004-08. 758-28481; TRF (AAL) 2003-10. (28480; 28482; 28483; 28485; 28487; 28488; 30331) WFU & STORED AT KANSAS CITY 2003-10. 29954 TRF (AAL) 2004-02. 28482 WFU AT (BFG) 2004-03. 28483; 30319 RTND 2004-04. 28485 TRF (AAL) 2004-09. 28482 RTND. LST (BPA) 2005-06. 28484; FOR SALE OR LEASE BY LEADING EDGE AVIATION SOLUTIONS: (201) 891-0881: 29037 TT, Equipped for Auto-Landing, Max Taxi Wt . w/be Upgraded, (ETOPS) Equipped, Winglets, PATS, Completion Slot Avail.

0 757-2Q8 (PW2037) (721-28160, N701TW), TRF (AAL) 2003-10.

1 757-2Q8 (N709TW, "ST LOUIS RAMS" ABOVE WINDOW & NACELLE).

0 767-231ER (JT9D-7R4) (-205ER: 101-23058, N651TW, RTND (GEH) 2000-11, LST (ABX). (ETOPS) EQ'PD.

1 767-300ER (PW4000) (25411), EX-(AMX), (GEH) 7 YR LSD 2000-04.

1 767-300ER (PW4060) (ETOPS) (22566 RTND 2002-04).

0 767-3Q8ER (PW4060) (695-28207; 30301), (ILF) LSD, 2 WFU 2002-11. 30F, 203Y.

0 767-330ER (PW4060) (377-25137, N691LF), (GEH) LSD, WFU 2002-11.

0 767-33AER (409-25403, N637TW), EX-(MAD), (GEH) 84 MTH LSD, RTND 2003-01.

0 767-3YOER (PW4000) (474-26205, /94; 505-26208, /94) EX-(ARO), (GEH) 8 YR LSD 2000-02, 2 WFU 2002-11.

0 767-3YOER (408-25411, N640TW), (GEH) LSD 2000-03, RTND 2002-12.

00 DC-9-30, 15 GROUNDED. 47082 SCRAPPED. (776-47669 PARTED OUT 2001-09). 47027 RTND (GEF) 2001-08. 47618 SCRAPPED 2001-10. 45772 USED AS TRAINER BY INTNL TRAINING. ALL GROUNDED. 47028; 27095; 47107; 47135; 47173; 47249; 47343; 47357; 47412; 47491; TO ASERCA (SEZ) 2005-10.

99 MD-80:

1 MD-81 (49100), EX-(SWS), PAC HOLDING 10 YR LSD.

2 MD-82 (JT8D-217C) (INCL 49231, (ASA) 12 YR LEASED) (49379). 49358 STORED 2002-11. 48012; 49153; 49169; 49185; WFU AT ROSWELL 2003-02. 49156 2003-03. 48013; 49100; 2003-04. 49101; 49231; 2003-06. 49186; 49369; 2003-07. 49366 2004-02. 49527 RTS 2004-04. (48012; 48014; 49100; 49156; 49169; 49184; 49185; 49186; 49356; 49358; 49366; 49367; 49369; 49427; 49704), XFR (AAL) 2004-08.

22 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (49925) (53596) (1414-49575, N948TW), EX-(ASA). 49530 STORED MCI 2003-06. 49170 WFU AT ROSWELL 2003-03. 48014; 49187; WFU AT ROSWELL. 23 TRF (AAL) 2003-10. 53187; 53566; TRF (AAL) 2004-02. (48787; 53139; 53126; 29400; 53121) TRF (AAL) 2004-05. 49530 REMOVED FROM STORAGE 2004-07. 130Y.

00 ORDERS A318 (PW6000), 16F, 94Y, 12 ILF LSD (/03) US LAUNCH CUSTOMER, 38 CANCELED (BY (AAL) TAKEOVER).

00 ORDERS A319, 20 CANCELED (BY (AAL) TAKEOVER).

00/00 ORDERS A320 FAMILY (/05). 12/75 CANCELED.

00 ORDERS A330-340 (RR), 10 CANCELED.

Management:
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GERALD GITNER, CHAIRMAN (1996-11).

ROBERT BAKER, (CEO) (2001-04), EX-(AAL) & PRESIDENT.

DAVID CAMPBELL, VP BASE MAINTENANCE (AFW)/(MCI).

JOSEPH VILMAIN, VP CARGO (1999-08).

HUGH SCHOELZEL, VP FLIGHT SAFETY (2000-06).

CAPTAIN TERRY TUBB, MANAGING DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (STL).

ARNIE KELLEN, CHIEF PILOT (STL).

MICHAEL HILDRETH, MANAGING DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS (MCIMNTW), (mhildre@twa.com).

JOHN BEAVERS, MANAGING DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & QUALITY CONTROL (2000-02), (jbeavers@twa.com).

JOSEPH RUSZCZYK, MANAGING DIRECTOR BASE MAINTENANCE (MCI).

CAPTAIN JIM WALTERS, DIRECTOR FLIGHT SAFETY.

TONY FIGUEROA, SENIOR MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE.

TERRY TYKESON, MANAGER AIRPLANE ENGINEERING (2000-05) (ttykeson@twa.com) (MCI)

GARD GIBSON, MANAGER MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING SURVEILLANCE.

ROD BLAKE, MANAGER POWERPLANT ENGINEERING (1997-08), (MCIEETW),
(rblake@twa.com).

J J SMITH, MANAGER MAINTENANCE PLANNING.

BARRY BALLANGER, MANAGER AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING.

DANIEL REPHLO, MANAGER BOEING 727, 757, 767 FLEET (1997-12).

DAN CRAFCRAFT, MANAGER GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (GSE) (1999-08).

LARRY RYAN, MANAGER MAINTENANCE & MODIFICATION PROGRAMS (1999-08).

GEORGE WORLEY, MANAGER TECHNICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE (1999-08).

STEVE EPPINGER, MANAGER MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS (2000-04).

NANCY HARRY, MANAGER TECHNICAL INFORMATION SUPPORT (2000-06).

JIM RUTHERFORD, MANAGER 717 INTRODUCTION SERVICE.

DALE WHITE, MANAGER MAINTENANCE (MCI).

PHILLIP WOODS, MANAGER AIRPLANE MAINTENANCE PLANNING.

JOHN BEAVERS, MANAGER AIRPLANE ENGINEERING (MCI)/(STL).

VICTOR ROSALDO, CHIEF INSPECTOR (MCI).

 
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