Student Matthew French - Intern, American Airlines

For my internship, I am working with five other interns in the Flight Operations Department at American Airlines at DFW. We are the first interns in 3 or 4 years due to the complex merger of AA and US Airways. We are also the first group of interns hired for six months instead of three.


I was assigned to the Crew Communications department at the Flight Training Center in Ft. Worth, where we are in charge of New Hire and Recall classes, the AAPilot’s website, and additionally relaying all operational information from company and base executives to flight crews. It is an exciting time to be here, as we are getting ready to integrate the seniority lists from both sides of US Airways and American! We are receiving a new aircraft delivery almost every week, and there is a lot to do and learn.