DALLAS – American Airlines is spinning off its American Eagle subsidiary. Last year, American tried to sell their commuter carrier, but has not been able to do it. The Financial Times reports that AA pilots are against the deal, fearing that it will only lead to lower salaries. American isMORE HERE

KANSAS CITY – Reader Joe Vaughan gives us an update on the Airline History Museum in Kansas City. A group of retired TWA employees and airline history enthusiasts have developed a museum at Downtown Airport. The last of the Super Constellations (“Connies“) is there, and the museum recently acquired theMORE HERE

JAMAICA, NY – The recent renovation of the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center, now known as T5, was a true passing of the torch, as Ruth Richter Holden, daughter of TWA co-founder Paul Richter, flew her restored Lockheed Electra into JFK Airport for the dedication ceremony. Ruth Richter Holden, quiteMORE HERE

Of the surviving pieces of Trans World Airlines, or TWA, includes Canteen, the office catering and snacks company, the TWA Hotel and Ethiopian Airlines. Ethiopian was once run by TWA. The African airline has survived Civil War, famine and economic crisis. The airline was founded by Emperor Haile Selassie, withMORE HERE

Miss those pneumatic airline audio programs? There was a time not so long ago when airline music and audio came from what were basically stethoscopes. It was the era of the pneumatic airline headset. The music was piped in through an air tube. The airline had plastic headphones, with rubberMORE HERE

Anyone who loves aviation will be happy to know that JetBlue’s restoration of the TWA Flight Center, also known as Terminal 5, is moving along nicely, and will open in the fall of 2008. The project is so close to completion that the airline has begun plugging it on itsMORE HERE