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This undated photograph provided by American Airlines shows Azriel "Al" Blackman posing with an airplane while serving in the army during the Korean war. American Airlines is celebrating the 70-year service of a New York City mechanic who says he has no plans to retire. Azriel "Al" Blackman was 16 years old when he started as an apprentice mechanic in July of 1942. (AP Photo/American Airlines)

This undated photograph provided by American Airlines shows Azriel "Al" Blackman posing with an airplane while serving in the army during the Korean war. American Airlines is celebrating the 70-year service of a New York City mechanic who says he has no plans to retire. Azriel "Al" Blackman was 16 years old when he started as an apprentice mechanic in July of 1942. (AP Photo/American Airlines)

Airline lauds worker's 70-year career

July 18, 2012

American Airlines is celebrating the seven-decade service of a New York mechanic who turns 87 next month and has no plans to retire. (July 18)