American Eagle adding 25 mechanics

July 27, 2007

span class='leadp'American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, is seeking to hire 25 aircraft mechanics at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport near Bentonville, company executives said Tuesday. //span Andrea Huguely, spokesman for American Eagle, said the company's Northwest Arkansas maintenance base employs 50 mechanics and 120 people overall. / "We need to add more mechanics because we have more aircraft to service in northwest Arkansas because of our growth in the last year," Huguely said in a telephone interview. / Potential aircraft mechanic applicants must possess an airframe and powerplant license, a high school diploma or GED, be at least 18 years old and be able to travel and work in the United States, officials said. / For more information or to apply online go to a href='' / In American Eagle's latest service announcement in northwest Arkansas, the company on Monday said new nonstop roundtrip service from Northwest Arkansas to Raleigh/Durham International Airport in North Carolina will begin Nov. 4. / The new nonstop service to Raleigh/Durham is the fourth planned service expansion for American Eagle in northwest Arkansas in the last eight weeks, officials said. / American Eagle has 13,000 employees systemwide. / / D.R. Stewart 581-8451 / a href=''