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American Airlines plans $550 million boost to Oklahoma base


February 28, 2020

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — American Airlines said Friday it will invest $550 million in a seven-year overhaul of its largest maintenance base, including a new hangar to service the airline's biggest planes.

The base in Tulsa is American's largest maintenance operation and handles nearly half of the airline's maintenance work. American has more than 5,500 employees at the base, including 600 jobs added last year.

American said it expects to begin construction early next year on a new 193,000-square-foot hangar capable of holding two large widebody aircraft — the biggest planes typically used on...

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