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Most Read No. 9: American Airlines shuts down TAESL

Texas Aero Engine Services Limited mechanics work on an overhaul of a RB211 fan case at the American Airlines maintenance base at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth. (FWST/Tom Pennington)
Texas Aero Engine Services Limited mechanics work on an overhaul of a RB211 fan case at the American Airlines maintenance base at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth. (FWST/Tom Pennington) FWST/Tom Pennington

The end of American Airlines maintenance at Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport came to an end this year.

In September, the Fort Worth-based carrier announced it was shutting down its engine repair facility, Texas Aero Engine Service LLC, a joint partnership with Rolls-Royce.

The move affected 600 workers, although most were offered other jobs at American. The airline was the first major tenant at Alliance Airport when it opened its overhaul maintenance base there in 1991. But that facility closed in 2013 as part of the airline’s bankruptcy restructuring.

Here’s our story about the closing of TAESL.

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