TULSA, Okla. — American Airlines announced today they will be investing $550 million into its Tulsa Maintenance Base.
Tulsa is American Airlines' largest Base Maintenance facility.
A total of 5,500 team members are located in Tulsa, 600 of those positions being added in 2019, officials say.
Officials say, the investment will include "construction of a new widebody capable hangar and base support building."
The new hanger will be 193,000 square feet and will have the capability to hold "two widebody aircraft or up to six narrowbody aircraft", officials say.
"This is the largest investment ever made at a maintenance location in American's history," according to an AA press release.
"The American team in Tulsa and around the world is the best in the business when it comes to operating the safest and most reliable fleet of commercial aircraft," said American's Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. "Tulsa has been core to American's operation for more than 70 years, and this investment in the base, along with the new positions we added at Tech Ops - Tulsa in 2019, will ensure our customers can continue to rely on our fleet as the safest and most reliable for decades to come."
American's Chairman and CEO Doug Parker shared the historic news for American's maintenance hub and Tulsa team.
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, and Tulsa Regional Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal were in attendance.
American Airlines has maintained the world's largest commercial aviation maintenance facility in Tulsa since 1946, and has long been one of Tulsa's largest employers, according to officials.
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