13.04.2008
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2008-04-13 - American fleet problemsAmerican cancels flights to check on MD-80 fleet

Flugausfälle wegen dringender Arbeiten an der MD-80-Flotte<br /> American Airlines has canceled approximately 570 flights on Friday, April 11, as it works to complete the inspections of its MD-80 fleet. The airline continues efforts to re-accommodate customers affected by this week's activity.

As of Thursday afternoon, 132 MD-80 aircraft were returned to service. Inspections will continue overnight, with approximately 170 MD-80s expected to be available for service on Friday morning. These inspections were conducted to ensure compliance with a Federal Aviation Administration directive related to the bundling of wires in the wheel well of the MD-80 aircraft. American Airlines apologizes for any inconvenience this activity has created for our customers. On Thursday American Airlines canceled over 930 flights related to the MD-80 inspections. That follows the cancellation of 1,094 flights on Wednesday and 460 canceled flights on Tuesday.
These inspections were conducted to ensure compliance with a Federal Aviation Administration directive related to the bundling of wires in the wheel well of the MD-80 aircraft. American Airlines apologizes for any inconvenience this activity has created for our customers.




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