American Airlines to reopen CR Smith Museum on Labor Day weekend

American Airlines has announced it plans to reopen the CR Smith Museum to the public following the completion of a redesign of its permanent exhibitions, the company said.

The museum´s redesign, scheduled to open Labor Day weekend, was made possible through a lead donation by the American Airlines Group and gifts by PACMIN and Boeing, marks the first major redesign in the museum´s 25-year history.

More than 300 American Airlines team members volunteered to help during the process of developing the new content and exhibits, which are designed to give museum visitors insight into the various roles of American team members and how they work together to support a global operation.

New signature exhibits include the Airline Command Centre, enabling guests to make tough operational decisions; an authentic McDonnell Douglas MD-80 cockpit including a guided tour of the switches and buttons provided by an American MD-80 Captain; and a baggage loader exhibit where visitors try their hand at loading baggage in the shortest time possible.

The CR Smith Museum is an independent non-profit organisation located on the American Airlines campus.

The museum plays an important role in preserving and celebrating the history of American Airlines and the aviation industry, as well as educating visitors about the science of flight, airline operations and aviation careers.