The union representing American Airlines’ maintenance workers says outsourcing is partly to blame for the loose seats discovered on some of the carrier’s Boeing 757 aircraft. The Transport Workers Union (TWU) says it is investigating why the seats were not installed securely. But Robert Gless, TWU air transport division’s deputy director, says, “Much of the work related to seat installation on American Airlines’ aircraft has been done by an outside firm, Timco, rather than by maintenance ...

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