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American Airlines Appoints Oliver Martins

American Airlines
has named Oliver Martins Vice President of Engineering, Quality Assurance
and Planning in the Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) organization,
effective Feb. 1. Martins will oversee the powerplant, airframe and component engineering
functions, M&E maintenance planning and the M&E Quality
Assurance/Inspections departments from American’s principle overhaul base
in Tulsa, Okla. He succeeds Randy Phillips, who recently retired.

Martins, previously Managing Director of Powerplant Maintenance, has 34
years of experience in areas of airline maintenance and engineering,
production, quality and fleet management, airframe, systems and engines.

“Martins brings enthusiasm and expertise in Continuous Improvement
practices that have helped American and M&E substantially improve
maintenance processes and performances, particularly in our Pratt &
Whitney and General Electric engine repair and overhaul shops in Tulsa,”
said Bob Reding, American’s Senior Vice President for Technical
Operations. “Martins is a proven change agent in leading large employee
groups and managing large scale process-improvement initiatives.”

Before joining American, Martins held leadership positions at Air Canada
in the areas of planning, maintenance, engineering and fleet management.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics from the University
of Washington.