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JAL to outsource some maintenance work: reports

28-Apr-2010 10:10 AM

Japan Airlines reportedly plans to outsource a portion of its aircraft maintenance, as part of cost-cutting measures, with the carrier reportedly concluding that an operational overhaul is necessary to ensure that safety standards are upheld with fewer personnel (The Nikkei, 27-Apr-2010). It has also been reported that Jamco will handle brake maintenance on all JAL aircraft from May-2010, with the carrier to also outsource some preflight inspection and maintenance work at domestic airports. It is also reportedly seeking to outsource baggage and cargo related services. Personnel will also be transferred to cover areas likely to be vacated by employees opting for early retirement.