US Airways Pilots Seek Information Tied to AMR Deal

US Airways Group Inc. (LCC) pilots are seeking a court order to gain access to information they say they need to evaluate a possible merger with bankrupt American Airlines.

The US Airline Pilots Association, the union representing US Airways pilots, wants to question the airlines about the merger talks and obtain documents, according to papers filed today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan.

The union has “not been provided critical information about the terms of the proposed combination and USAPA needs such information to ensure a fair and effective merger,” it said.

US Airways has been pursuing a merger with Fort Worth, Texas-based AMR Corp. (AAMRQ)’s American Airlines. Tempe, Arizona-based US Airways this week made its case for a merger to AMR’s unsecured creditors committee, according to people familiar with the matter.

The case is In re AMR Corp., 11-15463, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).

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