Sorry if it was discussed already. [I checked "search" and got nothing].
Aeromantenimiento [Aeroman] a subsidiary of Grupo Taca based in El Salvador International Airport, was founded in 1983 for the maintenance of five B737 that were Taca International's fleet then.
Last Thursday was officially announced that Aeroman will be in charge of the maintenance of ALL Jet Blue and America West Airbuses in 2005.
Some of the reasons are: 1) The hour cost of an air maintenance worker in the U.S. [ according to the information I got through the media ] is more than US$40, versus US$30,00 in El Salvador and 2) Aeroman during these 21 years in the airline maintenance gave them a well known reputation in the area.
This new contract will give 350 new jobs in SAL during 2005.