Our business plan requires streamlining our maintenance operations and dramatically reducing costs. With the arrival of our new aircraft, our maintenance requirements will decrease. To address these changes, the ratified agreement allows us to outsource up to 35 percent of aircraft-related maintenance spend. This aligns our cost structure closer to industry standards while still preserving key in-house maintenance functions.
Unfortunately, the Mechanic & Related outsourcing requires the Material Logistic Specialists to adjust their staffing levels accordingly. We anticipate a potential reduction of approximately 215 positions.