American Airlines Supplier Diversity: FAQ


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  1. What is the American Airlines Diversified Supplier Program?
  2. How does American Airlines define a diverse supplier?
  3. How do I apply to the American Airlines Diverse Supplier Program?
  4. How will I know that you have received my company's application?
  5. What are the next steps once I receive the confirmation email?
  6. When should I contact the Commodity Manager?
  7. Who may I contact for information regarding the American Airlines Diversified Supplier Program?
1.   Q:  What is the American Airlines Diversified Supplier Program?
  A:  The American Airlines Diversified Supplier Program is designed to give minority/women-owned, diverse and small business suppliers and contractors the opportunity to compete for the provision of products and services to American Airlines. We recognize that these companies are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy.

2.   Q:  How does American Airlines define a diverse supplier?
  A:  American Airlines adheres to the definitions set forth by the government and the Small Business Administration. For detailed definitions see our qualification information.

3.   Q:  How do I apply to the American Airlines Diverse Supplier Program?
  A:  To apply to the American Airlines Diversified Supplier Program, simply review the qualification for a minority/women-owned, diverse and small business, click on the registration page of the Web site and complete the 10 step process to register with American Airlines.

4.   Q:  How will I know that you have received my company's registration?
  A:  Once you have completed the 10 step process, you will receive a system generated e-mail confirming your registration. The e-mail will also include the name and contact information of the person within AA who is responsible for the area which you have selected as your primary business function.

5.   Q:  What are the next steps once I receive the confirmation email?
  A:  Potential suppliers should contact the person(s) whose name(s) they are provided with in their confirmation email. The purpose of this action is to introduce your company and the goods and/or services you provide to the commodity manager. The supplier should also request information about when bid opportunities will be available and when bids will be requested.

6.   Q:  When should I contact the Commodity Manager?
  A:  You may contact the referenced person as soon as you receive the information.

7.   Q:  Who may I contact for information regarding the American Airlines Diversified Supplier Program?
  A:  Sherri Macko, Manager, Diversified Supplier Program
SupplierDiversity@aa.com.