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System failure causes problems with pilot vacations on American Airlines

The failure allowed many pilots to take vacations at the end of December and many flights are in danger. Many pilots of American Airlines will be able to take vacations in the last week of the month of December, causing shortage of personnel in one of the busiest times of the year given the large number of passenger movements for the holidays at the end of the year. The reason is attributed to an error in the system of the airline that manages the free time of pilots based on…

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American Airlines signs order for ten Embraer E175 aircraft

The US airline will receive the aircraft between 2018 and 2019. American Airlines signed an agreement with the Brazilian manufacturer Embraer for 10 E175 aircraft that will be delivered between 2018 and mid-2019. The agreement is the result of exercising purchase rights of a contract signed in 2013, and the value of the agreement amounts to about 457 million dollars at the list price. The new aircraft will be destined to the regional subsidiary Envoy, and will have a configuration of three classes, with 12 seats in First Class, 20…

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American Airlines will remove its Dash 8-100s aircraft

The airplanes will leave service in November. American Airlines announced that it will withdraw the Bombardier Dash 8-100 from its regional fleet in November. The last service of a Dash 8-100 will be operated by the Piedmont Airlines subsidiary in a scheduled flight between Philadelphia and Salisbury, Maryland, on November 29, ending 32 years of service in the regional fleet of American Eagle and the predecessors US Airways Express and Piedmont Commuter. The regional airline will replace the Dash 8-100 with the Embraer ERJ-145, of 50 seats. It currently has 26 Embraer, and plans to reach…

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Severe turbulence on flight to Philadelphia, 10 injured

A flight of American Airlines from Greece to United States suffered “severe turbulence” shortly before landing Saturday. Yesterday, the American Airlines Flight 759 from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” to Philadelphia International Airport, with 287 passengers and 12 crew members on board, was affected by a severe turbulence 30 minutes prior to landing. According to some passengers, the turbulence lasted for about 15 seconds. After the flight landed safely at 3:10 p.m. local time, three passengers and seven crew members were taken to a hospital for evaluation. “We are taking care of our…

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