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At a glance: Airlines put more seats on planes

...to add power outlets at each seat, a rarity among U.S. airlines.AMERICAN AIRLINESIt's adding five seats on its MD-80s in a project due to wrap up in November. American is still considering whether to add an additional row on its Boeing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-15/glance-airlines-put-more-seats-planes
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...falsification included work on the two MD-80s by a company supervisor who was...Seattle maintenance offices on repairs to MD-80s that had been inspected in Oakland...nor qualified for such paperwork on MD-80s, and his own tests revealed two discrepancies...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081299/Loc_akair.shtml
Project Juneau spreads to other Alaska airports

...planes have to be retrofitted." Nine 737-200s still lack the RNP, "and we're working on that," Walsh added. MD-80s have not been equipped with RNP because they do not fly in Southeast Alaska.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021302/Loc_akairside.shtml
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Radar: Part fell from jet

...the jet that had to return to Reno, said he will avoid MD-80s until investigators figure out what happened to Flight...other accident that killed so many innocent people. If MD-80s look like they're trouble-free, then I'll go back...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020800/Loc_crash.html
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Crash spurs plane checks

...said it expected to have all its 34 MD-80s inspected within hours. American said it would take a week to look at its 284 MD-80s and 90s and Delta said all 136 of its...started inspecting its fleet of 31 MD-80s and 34 DC-9s late Wednesday and was...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021000/Loc_aascrew.html
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FAA lacks inspection urgency

...of the same stabilizer mechanism on MD-80s, the response was much less enthusiastic...struck. Some fear that flaws in the MD-80s' stabilizer system may prove the latest...completed inspections on a third of its 15 MD-80s. TWA has inspected about a third of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022700/Loc_airlines.html
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Alaska Airlines' cost-cutting culture may have cost in safety

...As evidence of corner-cutting, critics cite Alaska's low maintenance costs for the two types of planes it flies, MD-80s and 737-400s, and its speedy turnarounds. In addition to scheduling flights earlier in the morning and later at night...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070500/Loc_akair.html
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18 Alaska Air jets grounded

...of stresses on the jackscrews in the MD-80s' horizontal stabilizers. The same...company was expected to inspect five more MD-80s later in the day. Originally, the...said the airline does not normally fly MD-80s in and out of Juneau. He had not heard...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080400/Loc_alaskair.html
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Tail portion of downed jet found

...hinges to rust more easily. The Alaska Airlines jet that crashed had not yet undergone the inspection, but 10 of the MD-80s in the fleet did and showed no unusual corrosion, said airline spokesman David Marriott. Records on other airlines...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020400/Loc_crash.html
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Alaska Airlines illnesses still a mystery

...aboard Alaska's planes, especially MD-80s. They are blaming their illnesses...the air quality complaints involve MD-80s, which are the backbone of Alaska's...Coast service. There are about 1,200 MD-80s in service worldwide, however, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032699/Loc_illness.html
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