TWU Seeks To Limit American Airlines Outsourcing

American Airlines plans to bring overhaul work on the CFM56-5B engine in-house, the airlines’ senior vice president-integrated operations confirmed late last year. David Seymour said the work from its GE engine partners be brought to its base in Tulsa, Oklahoma once the contract expires in October 2018. It expects to input 45 CFM56-5B engines per year once the capability is ready.

Credit: American Airlines
Negotiations between The Transport Workers Union and American Airlines over mechanic compensation continue. Most TWU objectives seem at least roughly in line with packages at other airlines. The union is also seeking to limit outsourcing and offshoring at American, which historically has done a...

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