United Airlines to recall 107 line mechanics


CHICAGO — United Airlines says it will recall 107 furloughed mechanics.

The nation’s third-largest airline says it needs the line mechanics to help it with repairing cabin items, reducing the number of out-of-service planes, and ensuring the reliability of the fleet.

Chicago-based United says the recalls will begin immediately and will be spread across all its hubs. United, a unit of UAL Corp., has 2,995 mechanics furloughed.

Shares of United parent UAL Corp. slipped 2 cents to close at $4.87 Friday.