American Airlines will close its Kansas City Maintenance Base next September as part of a downsizing of its maintenance and engineering "footprint" that will result in up to 700 management and union job losses. According to a letter to employees from Senior VP-Maintenance & Engineering Carmine Romano provided to ATWOnline, AA plans to shutter the former TWA facility at MCI, because of "reduced flying and a fleet that has shrunk from a high of more than 900 planes to approximately 600 ...

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