American Airlines to Name New Campus After Former CEO

By Paul Riegler on 27 September 2016
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An American 777-300ER at DFW

An American 777-300ER at DFW

American Airlines’ new Fort Worth headquarters will be named after former CEO Robert Crandall.

Speaking at an awards ceremony by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, where he was honored, current CEO Doug Parker made the announcement Saturday night.

“Bob is a legendary figure at American and in our industry, and naming our campus after him is an appropriate tribute to his phenomenal career,” he said.

The Fort Worth-based carrier began looking for a new corporate headquarters in late 2014. It is building the new campus on the site it occupied from 1983 through 1990.

During Crandall’s 13-year tenure as CEO at American, the airline more than doubled in employee count and its revenue and fleet size almost tripled.

Crandall joined Trans World Airlines in 1966 and left for a position at Bloomingdale’s in 1972. He then returned to the airline industry in 1973 as senior financial vice president of American. He retired from American as CEO in 1998.

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