August 15, 2008 |
American Airlines flew two MD-80 airplanes 58 times in December after pilots reported problems with the autopilot systems, a violation of safety regulations that potentially endangered passengers and crews, the government alleged Thursday. The Federal Aviation Administration slapped American Airlines with a heavy $7.
July 9, 2008 |
The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering U.S. airlines to conduct safety inspections to look for cracking on overwing frames on certain MD-80 series aircraft, a directive that could be a headache for an industry reeling from soaring fuel prices. The airworthiness directive, listed in the Federal Register on Tuesday, affects 670 MD-81, MD-82, MD-83, MD-87 and MD-88 aircraft registered in the United States. American Airlines, a unit of AMR Corp.
April 13, 2008 |
American Airlines said it expected to resume a normal schedule today, ending a series of flight cancellations the airline was forced to make to inspect its MD-80 jetliners for compliance with federal safety rules. The airline said it canceled 200 flights Saturday as it completed the inspection of wires in the wheel wells of its aircraft.
April 11, 2008 |
American Airlines renewed its apologies Thursday to more than 200,000 passengers whose travel plans were disrupted this week. Almost 600 more flights were expected to be canceled today, and the airline said it would be at least Sunday before things were back to normal.
December 24, 2004 |
An American Airlines plane preparing for takeoff went off the runway and became stuck in mud at Richmond International Airport, shutting the two main runways and delaying nearly all incoming flights, an airport spokesman said. American Airlines flight 1239, bound for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, was mired at the juncture of the two main runways about 8:20 a.m., airport spokesman Troy Bell said.
August 5, 2000 |
Alaska Airlines completed all 17 inspections of MD-80 aircraft midday Friday, the day after announcing that a tool used to measure stresses on the jets' tail sections may have given the wrong readings. Alaska spokesman Jack Evans said measurements did not show any additional wear and tear and the planes were back in service. Alaska said the tool, which the airline makes, could measure stresses on jackscrews in the MD-80s' horizontal stabilizers incorrectly.