American Airlines 757. By Rob Finlayson American Airlines (AA) believes a mechanical issue, not improper maintenance, caused rows of seats on two of its Boeing 757s to repeatedly come loose during flights. AA has completed inspections of 48 of its 102 757s that use a particular clamp to secure its economy seats to the floor. “We have worked very closely with the FAA on a corrective action plan and all necessary repairs have been made on the aircraft that were inspected. All ...

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