American Airlines cancelled more than 300 flights yesterday when it temporarily grounded an unspecified number of MD-80s to inspect wiring. The move resulted from US FAA's ongoing audit of domestic airlines' compliance with agency airworthiness directives (ATWOnline, March 19). "During the audit of American Airlines, a joint team of AA and FAA inspectors raised questions regarding an already accomplished directive concerning how a certain bundle of wires is secured to the MD-80 aircraft," AA ...

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