Kalitta Air will cut its workforce at the company's aircraft maintenance facility in Oscoda, Mich.
The Ypsilanti, Mich.-based cargo airline and maintenance company is responding to the economic slowdown, according to news reports. Details about the number of employees affected were not available. Vice president and general manager Pete Sanderlin told Crain's Detroit Business it was likely that about 200 of the more than 800 workers at the company's aircraft maintenance facility in Oscoda will be laid off. The maintenance facility is on the grounds of the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.
Others will be let go at the company headquarters and at a number of airports around the nation that serve as gateways for Kalitta shipments from overseas, Crain's reported.