An American Airlines-US Airways merger offers the combined carrier clear opportunities to leverage existing assets as part of a long-term MRO strategy that mixes in-house and outsourced work. Just how much work will stay in the new American's hangars is anyone's guess, however, particularly considering the apparent clash of philosophies. While bankruptcy-driven cuts have seen an increase in outsourcing, a decrease in headcount and an entire airframe maintenance base—Alliance Fort ...

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