American Airlines cancelled 595 MD-80 flights Friday and said it expected to be operating 60% of its MD-80 schedule by late that afternoon. It had 226 of its 300 aircraft in service in the morning and said last week it expected to have its full fleet inspected and flying by Saturday evening (ATWOnline, April 11). AA cancelled more than 3,000 flights last week as it conducted inspections on wheel well wire bundles in order to comply with an FAA airworthiness directive. Angered by the negative ...

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