Alaska Airlines inspects MD-80 fleet

Alaska Airlines is conducting inspections with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of its nine MD-80s to ensure precise and complete compliance with a Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness directive related to wire bundling in the aircraft’s wheel wells. The airline canceled three flights on April 8th and 14 flights (so far) for April 9th in order to conduct the FAA inspections, which are focused on detailed, technical specifications and not safety-of-flight issues.

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