American Airlines Honors Longtime Employees

American Airlines recently honored more than 200 employees celebrating at least 45 years of service and 35 or more years for pilots due to the mandatory retirement age. These employees’ tenure with the airline total nearly 10,000 years of experience. Among them are two Wellington residents, including retiring pilot Steven Johnson, celebrating 38 years, and Michael Kerr, celebrating 45 years as a fleet service agent.

Johnson started his career with American Airlines in 1978, and was most recently stationed out of the Chicago O’Hare hub. His most memorable career moment was being the first line pilot to qualify on the 787. He started on the 707, and his experience spans the entire spectrum of the Jet Age.

Kerr started his career with American in 1971 and is also based out of O’Hare.

ABOVE: Retiring airline employees attending the recent event.