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EPA intends to regulate emissions by US airliners

...fuel-efficient U.S. airlines, the study found. The least fuel efficient was American, which operates a fleet of MD-80 airliners, an older design that is being phased out.Changes in the operating strategies of airlines in recent years...
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Alaska Air strengthens doors on cockpits

...with Alaska Airlines to complete the changes on the carrier's 70 Boeing 737s by Nov. 15 and will then turn to the 32 MD-80-series planes, president William S. Ayer said Tuesday. Tougher cockpit doors had been under consideration since March...
Business Digest

...year-ago profit of $90.2 million, or $2.71 per share. The results included charges stemming from the early buyout of MD-80 aircraft leases, severance costs for hundreds of clerical, office and passenger service employees, and fuel-hedging...
Lack of grease, maintenance cited in crash of 261

...for a story in Friday editions. The MD-80 jet crashed off Southern also cites the design of the MD-80 series, built by McDonnell Douglas...Chicago-based Boeing to modify the MD-80 series of planes as well as a similar...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...investigators are also looking into a Wednesday incident where a jammed horizontal stabilizer forced an American Airlines MD-80 to return to Phoenix 20 minutes after it took off for Dallas. The plane is part of the same series of aircraft as the...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...interval between lubrication schedules was the result of ``demonstrated reliability.'' FAA data indicates that the MD-80 has a strong safety record. But mechanical problems with its horizontal stabilizer have prompted the FAA to order mandatory...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...was found about 30 minutes into Saturday's flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Ontario, Calif. The MD-80 returned to Sea-Tac and passengers slid to the ground on emergency chutes. Two people suffered minor injuries. The...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...progress of a plane's maintenance, twice ordered an Alaska MD-80 grounded, although it had been cleared as airworthy by...maintenance check. Liotine reported the throttles for the MD-80's two engines had not been properly synchronized. Liotine...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...THE JUNEAU EMPIRE An Alaska Airlines MD-80 was forced to turn around and the Jan. 31 crash of an Alaska MD-80 off the California coast, which killed...On Aug. 3, Alaska pulled 17 of its MD-80 aircraft out of service to check the...
Alaska Digest

...million, or 44 cents per share, a year earlier. Last year's results included charges related to the buyout of five MD-80 aircraft leases and a voluntary severance program that was part of a new labor contract. Revenue rose 6 percent to $995...


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