American and US Airways Receive Their Single Operation Certificate: A Farewell to “Cactus”

With the legal recognition of a merger between American Airlines and US Airways, today marks a sizable change in the airline industry. Today, American Airlines has received their Single Operating Certificate from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). In simplicity, this certificate indicates that the two airlines are one in the "eyes" of the FAA. For the past approximately year and a half, both airlines have been working to ensure a smooth merger. While this certificate will not change everything to…