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  • Joe Breitfeller

American Airlines Adding 165 Positions in Tulsa, OK Technical Operations

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

American Airlines announced on Thursday that they are adding 165 aviation maintenance technician (AMT) and other support positions at their Tulsa, Oklahoma Tech Ops maintenance facility.

American B787 Entering Hangar at Tulsa Tech Ops - Courtesy American Airlines

Today, American Airlines announced that they are expanding their workforce at the company's Tulsa, Oklahoma Technical Operations Facility (Tech Ops – Tulsa). The 165 new positions will be a combination of aviation maintenance technicians (AMT’s) and other support positions. Today’s announcement is in addition to 400 Tech Ops positions previously announced, in anticipation of an increased workload at the base. American’s Tulsa Oklahoma facility is the largest commercial aviation maintenance base in the world. The base expansion is part of American Airlines’ commitment to perform more maintenance “in-house” as part of their overall operational excellence strategy. The new positions will be largely filled by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified mechanics. The primary focus for these new team members will be to modify the interiors of American’s Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A321 aircraft, as the company standardizes their product across the fleet. In Today’s announcement, American Airlines’ Managing Director of Base Maintenance, Erik Olund stated,

“The work we do in Tulsa is an important part of maintaining and delivering safe and reliable aircraft for American’s customers and team members. With these additional positions, we’ll be situated to provide the best operational performance and consistent experience that our customers expect and deserve.”

Including the jobs announced today, American Airlines will have added over 1,000 Tech Ops positions in 2019 alone. The company currently employees over 15,000 Tech Ops professionals worldwide to service their fleet of nearly 1,000 mainline aircraft.

Source: American Airlines

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