American Airlines And Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Launch Sustainability Alliance To Reduce Environmental Footprint

     American Airlines And Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Launch
          Sustainability Alliance To Reduce Environmental Footprint

'Flying Sustainably' Expo to Highlight Green Initiatives, Expanded Onboard
Recycling Program

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 6, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW Airport) today announced a
partnership to help improve their collective environmental footprint. Through
the newly formed Sustainability Alliance, the organizations will identify
opportunities for innovation in airport operations, resulting in economic and
environmental benefits for American, DFW Airport and their customers.

Ongoing communication through the alliance and its formalized council will
provide a forum for better coordination of environmental initiatives, allowing
American and DFW Airport to enhance their ability to become more sustainable.

"Being good stewards of the environment is a commitment that our people take
very seriously, and it is because of their efforts that our alliance with DFW
Airport was formed," said David Campbell, American's Vice President – Safety,
Security and Environmental. "As leaders in the aviation sector, we recognize
the importance of taking an active role in working with our business partners
to achieve positive results. We look forward to expanding our relationship,
and we are confident that this is the beginning of a long-term success story."

American's Corporate Environmental Department and DFW Airport recently worked
together to expand the airline's onboard recycling program. American's flight
attendants began the industry's first onboard recycling program in 1989 and
have since recycled more than 12 million aluminum cans each year,
approximately the weight of four new Boeing 737 aircraft. Through the
alliance, the program is now able to support collection of paper, plastic cups
and bottles. Flight attendants also collect and recycle corks from wine

"Our airport has long demonstrated an industry-leading commitment to
sustainability, including more than a decade of investment in enterprise-wide
sustainable practices ranging from alternative fuel vehicle fleets to
responsible management of emissions, water and energy," said Jeffrey P. Fegan,
CEO of DFW Airport. "We are very pleased to join with our great partners at
American Airlines to collaborate on more and better ways to practice
environmental stewardship and sustainability across all phases of our

American and DFW Airport are hosting a "Flying Sustainably" Expo today at the
airport to showcase their joint and individual environmental initiatives.
American's dedication to being a positive steward of the environment in all
aspects of its operations is a longstanding commitment. Several of the
airline's subject-matter experts and program leaders will be at the expo to
share background information and success stories about the following
initiatives, among others:

  oFuel Smart: Thanks to the dedication of American's people, more than 700
    million gallons of fuel have been saved and 7 million tons of carbon
    dioxide (CO2) emissions have been eliminated since the program began in
    2005 – the equivalent of removing 1.23 million cars from the road.
  oFleet renewal: In July 2011, American placed the largest aircraft order in
    aviation history: 460 narrowbody jets from Boeing and Airbus, to be
    delivered in 2013 through 2022. These new aircraft will provide
    significant environmental benefits compared to the aircraft they will
  oecoDemonstrator program: Boeing's ecoDemonstrator program, established
    through the FAA's Continuous Lower Energy Emissions Noise (CLEEN) program,
    aims to accelerate the advancement of environmental technologies. American
    is the first airline to participate in the initial test phase, and in
    August 2012, American allowed Boeing to borrow one of its new 737-800
    aircraft to flight-test emerging technologies in the areas of fuel
    efficiency, noise reduction and operational efficiency.
  oPaperless cockpit initiative: In August 2012, American became the first
    commercial carrier to receive FAA approval to use the Apple iPad as an
    Electronic Flight Bag in the cockpit during all phases of flight and will
    be the first domestic airline to have an all-electronic flight bag
    operation by the end of 2012. This initiative will mean an estimated $1.2
    million in annual savings.

With more than a decade in practice and development, DFW Airport's
sustainability program recognizes that environmental improvement is an
economic, social and business imperative for the airport and for the community
it serves. Sustainability touches everyone, and DFW Airport strives to play a
vital role to ensure a brighter tomorrow for its people and its Dallas/Fort
Worth neighbors.

Examples of DFW Airport's successes are abundant:

  oVehicle Emissions: DFW's vehicle fleet has been almost completely
    converted to clean burning compressed natural gas (CNG), saving DFW
    millions in fuel costs and cutting the airport's carbon emissions by more
    than 95 percent since 2000.
  oEnergy: DFW's adoption of "continuous commissioning" to fine-tune building
    heating and cooling systems has significantly lowered energy consumption
    across the airport.
  oEnergy: In the summer, DFW takes its air conditioning systems offline
    during peak demand hours and cools six million square feet of terminal
    space with super-cooled water pumped from its Energy Plaza, freeing enough
    electricity back to the grid to power thousands of local homes.
  oWater: New plumbing fixtures in bathrooms across all five airport
    terminals have cut DFW's customer water usage by 50 percent, saving 5.5
    million gallons of water each month.
  oRecycling: Almost half of the materials pulled from the airport's terminal
    renovation project have been recycled or diverted from landfills.
  oRenewable Energy: Currently, about 30 percent of DFW's annual electric
    usage comes from renewable sources, and that number is growing as DFW
    seeks more renewable sources of energy such as wind power.

For additional information about American's environmental efforts, visit additional information about DFW Airport's
environmental efforts, visit

About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle^® and the AmericanConnection^® carrier serve
260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more
than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers nearly 900
aircraft. American's award-winning website,^®, provides users with easy
access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel
offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld^® alliance,
which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline
business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits
than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and
members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily
flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American
Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines,
American Eagle, AmericanConnection,, and AAdvantage are trademarks of
American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol
"AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.

About DFW International Airport
Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW
International Airport is the world's fourth busiest, offering nearly 1,800
flights per day and serving 58 million passengers a year. DFW provides nonstop
service to 148 domestic and 50 international destinations worldwide. For five
consecutive years, DFW has ranked in the top five for customer service among
large airports worldwide in surveys conducted by Airports Council
International. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking
availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW
International Airport, visit

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Contact: Andrea Huguely, American Airlines, +1-817-967-1577,; or David Magana, DFW International Airport,
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