American Airlines' maintenance base is scheduled to close by the end of the year, according to documents posted on a local union website.
The Transport Workers Union Local 567, which represents mechanics at Alliance, posted a powerpoint dated Sept. 7 from American that outlined the closing of the maintenance facility.
According to the document, 1,090 workers at Alliance will be laid off on Dec. 15 with the hangar swept clean in January. Parts will be auctioned off in April with other equipment moved out that month as well.
The carrier said it expects to turn in the keys to Alliance to the city of Fort Worth, which owns the facility, on April 30, 2013.
TWU workers are currently considering an early out program that offers severance packages to those who voluntarily leave the company. Depending on seniority and time at the company, workers who apply for the package could receive one-time severance payments over $12,500. Workers have until Sept. 25 to apply for the early out.
WARN notices, which American is required to file with the state when it lays off a significant number of workers, will be distributed on Sept. 17.
American declined to comment on the closing of the base Monday morning.
In its initial term sheet offer to mechanics in February, American indicated that it planned to close Alliance by the end of the year as it outsourced a significant portion of its maintenance work to third-party firms.