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American Airlines: Under the Eye

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
By George Hatcher

American Airlines will be stinging from harsh criticism from federal supervisors regarding maintenance issues and facing MD-80 related civil penalties from $10 million to $20 million. (In 2008, American was ordered to ground its MD-80 fleet. See letter pasted below:) Watch the news for the DOT’s upcoming report of AMR maintenance failures. From soup... »

Rio: Light Poles, Trees and Power Box Taken out by Plane Maintenance

Monday, December 14, 2009
By George Hatcher
Rio: Light Poles, Trees and Power Box Taken out by Plane Maintenance

Pictured: An Air Transat Airbus A310-308 Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Peter Tsagaris What: Canadian Air Transat Airbus A310-300 Where: Tom Jobim International Airport, Rio de Janeiro When: Dec 13, 2009 Who: Maintenance Why: During a maintenance check, the plane jumped “chocks,” crossed the tarmac, crashed into two light... »

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