TULSA, Okla. (AP) - American Airlines executives say 1,300
aircraft mechanics and 200 managers and support workers will be
laid off from the company's maintenance organization.
The announcement came as executives in American's Maintenance &
Engineering division met at the company's offices in Fort Worth on
Thursday. American's parent, AMR Corp., reported a second-quarter
loss of $1.45 billion Wednesday.
The company earlier announced furloughs of 900 flight attendants
and 200 pilots as the high cost of fuel has reduced flight numbers.
American employs 7,000 mechanics and other workers in Tulsa,
1,900 in Fort Worth and 900 in Kansas City, Mo., as well as several
thousand at various line maintenance stations.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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