This Thursday, Aug. 26, Kansas City will host a job fair for aircraft mechanics from 11a.m. to 6p.m. The event will take place at the KCI Expo Center.
A story in the Kansas City Star notes that the city's American Airlines maintenance base is set to close in a month. The carrier announced plans to close the facility, along with several smaller overnight stations in Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and San Jose, Calif., on Oct. 28, 2009. (See my story on that news here.)
There's another reason American's maintenance operations are in the news this week. As the date for closing these facilities draws near, early reports also have suggested the carrier may find itself slapped with a record-breaking civil penalty from FAA for alleged maintenance lapses in 2008.
The Star report says recruiters planning to attend hail from all over -- from Oklahoma City to Indianapolis and as far away as Afghanistan.