August 28, 2019
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today applauded American Airlines’ announcement that they will be expanding the work conducted at the world's largest commercial aviation base maintenance facility, which is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Tech Ops – Tulsa). With this expansion, American Airlines will hire more than 400 new team members.
“I am proud of American Airlines for expanding the scope of maintenance work performed at the Tulsa Tech Ops Center, bringing more than 400 new jobs to the Tulsa area,” Inhofe said. “As a pilot myself, I know just how vital maintenance technicians are to supporting the future of the entire aviation industry, which is why I work hard advocating for their protection and betterment in Congress. I’m proud President Trump signed my aviation workforce development provisions into law as part of the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act, which will ensure the aviation industry will have access to highly qualified, well-trained maintenance professionals.”
Inhofe, a certified pilot with over 11,000 flight hours, worked to ensure the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 included a number of provisions to benefit the aviation community in Oklahoma. Some of those provisions include: