Local & Regional
9:47 am
Tue April 6, 2010

Tulsa Jobs Headed South

Tulsa, OK – American Airlines moving 200 positions to Texas

TULSA, Okla. (AP) American Airlines is transferring 200 Tulsa-based maintenance operations coordinators to Texas over two years.

Airlines officials said Monday the company is consolidating employees of the Maintenance Operations Center, which oversees aircraft maintenance at line or overnight maintenance stations, with the Systems Operations Center in Fort Worth.

The SOC dispatches aircraft to airports or line maintenance stations where they are needed.

American spokesman Tim Wagner says as part of the company's efforts to improve on-time performance and customer service, officials want to have the SOC and the MOC in the same location.

American employs about 7,000 people in Tulsa, including 6,000 mechanics and related work groups at its Tulsa Maintenance & Engineering Center.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com