Former AMR Corp. Chairman and CEO Donald Carty was named chairman of startup Virgin America, which plans to launch US service this year. Carty served as chairman and CEO of AMR Corp. from 1998 to April 2003 before being forced to resign following disclosure of the existence of special compensation packages for top AMR executives at a time when other employees were being asked to take pay and benefit reductions. "I've known Don for many years, and he knows the airline business," said Virgin ...

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