|Quoting aa777lvr (Reply 81):|
Umm..wrong. VERY wrong when it comes to AA.
I can assure you that aircraft routing and dispatch at AA work very closely in an operational setting. Maintenance routing/aircraft routing routes the aircraft on flight sequences. They assign the ship numbers to make sure that planes get where they need to at prescribed times so that their various maintenance (checks, overhauls, modifications, etc) can be accomplished. They direct aircraft routings around MEL items as they're issued by maintenance technical specialists. When dispatch needs a ship swap, they call and coordinate it with these folks. Dispatch at AA does not directly control the ship assignments (however, they often influence the swaps). I had a friend/former colleague that used to do this for AA and was always intrigued by their work.
If you want more proof that I know what I'm talking about, this group used to be located in Tulsa at the maintenance base and has only recently relocated to the IOC in Texas (recent as in past couple of years).
So someone in mx missed this, and not dispatch?
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