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No layoffs projected in 2014 at Tulsa airline hub

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ American Airlines says it will use voluntary buyouts and attrition to avert the need for layoffs this year at its Tulsa maintenance hub.
 
The airline previously projected that 400 layoffs were necessary this year in Tulsa because its newer fleet of aircraft required less maintenance. But the company announced Wednesday that it's making other changes to avoid layoffs in Tulsa this year.
 
The company says it will bring MD-80s to Tulsa for structural inspections and use the Tulsa site to check in its new 737s. The airline says it hopes to gradually reduce numbers at the Tulsa base through attrition, retirement and voluntary buyouts.
 
Transport Workers Union Local 514 treasurer Jay Potter tells the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1c4u41e ) that the proposal isn't ideal, but it will save jobs.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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