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Discussion in 'American Airlines' started by BigMac, Sep 14, 2012.
WOW....... Doesn't that just give you the warm and fuzzies??????? How about the real "inner-workings" of how they treat about their employees????????
Can I have an AMEN from the choir?
Did you notice at one point of the video the company admitted that it would be cheaper to have our own inhouse AMT's do the mods instead of paying Boeing to do it?
But yet Boeing will be doing our maintenance on the 787 and the next Gen 737's.
AA just announced all this outsourcing because our costs are too high. Someone is lying like a cheap rug. Thank you again TWU for misleading the membership for your own selfish deals.
Speaking of the 787, didn't AA apply to be the 787 Gold Care provider a couple of years ago?
For the first batch of 738s, delivered from 1999 thru 2002, AA paid Boeing to do those mods. Of course, AA's AMT compensation was higher then than now. On the second batch of 738s, since early 2009, AA has performed those post-delivery mods in-house.
Could be that Boeing's all-in price for heavy checks is cheaper than the costs to do it in-house. Boeing may charge a lot for ala carte customer preference mods (leading AA to do those at DWH at lower cost) but the total could be reversed on a complete heavy check. The local Ford or GM dealer may charge outlandish prices to install some accessories on your new truck. That could be what Boeing was doing with the post-delivery mods.
I won't argue that the TWU are liars and thieves. There's plenty of evidence of that truth.
But there's nothing in this video that's evidence that AA is attempting to increase its total overhaul costs by outsourcing. Bob Owens has repeatedly claimed that outsourcing is (or may be) more expensive - and his usual evidence is Arpey's wishy-washy answer that "the jury is out" when Arpey was asked whether outsourcing was cheaper. There's growing evidence that Arpey knew the jury's verdict but didn't want to reveal it or act on it. The board of directors made clear on November 29 that it had grown weary of Arpey's hard-on for in-house maintenance and was willing to finally mimic every other competitor and outsource at least some overhaul.
AA didn't have to gut maintenance to be profitable, there where changes that needed to be made but the extent that they have went to is for corporate greed.
It is just sickening that AA files for protection with a $hitload of money on hand, arranges financing for all these pretty aircraft, then screws the employees...Upper management should be beheaded for running an airline with a flawed business model..