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At a glance: Airlines put more seats on planes 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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
18 Alaska Air jets grounded

...of stresses on the jackscrews in the MD-80s' horizontal stabilizers. The 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...
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...
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...


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