DALLAS American Airlines will cut 1,500 jobs in its maintenance division as it reduces its fleet of aircraft.
The nation's largest airline told employees of the cuts in memos this week.
American did not break down the cuts by location. Tami McLallen, a spokeswoman for the airline, said Friday that those decisions had not yet been made.
The airline has maintenance hubs in Kansas City, Tulsa, Okla., and Fort Worth, Texas, plus many smaller bases around the country. Besides maintaining American's jets, workers at the hubs also work on jets brought in by other carriers.
American has about 14,000 employees in its maintenance division, including management and support staff, and 13,000 of them are represented by the Transport Workers Union, McLallen said. The cuts include 1,300 mechanics and 200 management and support staff.