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<< CEO Gerard Arpey today announced at the AMR annual shareholders annual meeting that American Airlines has reached agreement in principle on a multimillion-dollar contract with Synergy Aerospace, Inc., to do heavy maintenance work on 29 Fokker F100 aircraft.
The contract includes seven light C-checks, 22 heavy C-checks, certain modifications including seat reconfigurations and installation of Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems, and component repair and replacement.
The initial work is expected to last from 12 to 15 months, with Synergy receiving the first overhauled aircraft by June 15. The work will be done in Tulsa.
"This is a solid example that we are on the right track with our maintenance philosophy of not only being competitive in doing our own maintenance in house, but also bringing in third party work," Arpey said.
Previously, American leased the aircraft, currently stored in the Mojave Desert, and Tulsa mechanics maintained them. Upon retirement from American, the F100s were returned to an aircraft leasing company, which subsequently sold them to Synergy Aerospace, a division of The Synergy Group, a privately held holding company which includes Colombia-based Avianca, Ocean Air of Brazil and Peru-based Wayra.
American will oversee reactivation of the aircraft from the desert.>>