American Airlines Flight Simulator Engineers Approve Five-Year Contract

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Transport Workers Union and the International Association of Machinists (TWU-IAM Association), representing the more than 140 Flight Simulator Engineers at American Airlines, announced today that their members approved a new five-year contract, including significant pay raises, to take effect Nov. 7.

"Our highly specialized, well-trained flight sim engineers are an integral part of American’s Flight Department,” said Kimball Stone, American Airlines vice president – Flight. “This agreement demonstrates the true value of our sim engineers. We thank the TWU-IAM Association, including TWU Local 548, for their professionalism in advocating for their members."

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