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American Airlines has grounded 14 Boeing 737s and canceled 40 flights because of badly installed overhead bins (AAL)

So the American Airlines grounded 14 Boeing 737-800 due to a poor installation of overhead bins( seriously, they cancelled all those flights cause of a mere bin problem😕😯). In a report by fort worth, it found “issues with the quality of work conducted on overhead bins” of two Boeing 737-800s that were recently installed with updated interiors.

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American went on to say that “Though the issue did not impact the safety of flight of these aircraft, we are working with our vendor and the FAA to immediately address this issue,” the airline has no other choice but to cancel 40 flights due to the incident. Well as we know the American are on the verge of restructuring the interiors on its fleet of 304 Boeing 737-800s, The new interiors will feature slimline seats, updated in-flight entertainment system, additional 12 seats and an inch less legroom in its economy cabin.( well it about time).

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For those who care to read, here is the entire report published by the American Airlines concerning the issue.

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“At American, safety is our number one priority and is always at the forefront of all that we do.

“American operates 304 Boeing 737-800 aircraft and we have identified an issue with the quality of work conducted on overhead bins on two of these Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The interiors on these aircraft were recently updated by a long-time FAA-licensed vendor.

“After further inspection by American, the work that was conducted on these two aircraft was not up to our standards. Out of an abundance of caution, we have proactively removed from service the additional 12 aircraft that were updated by this vendor and have notified the FAA. We will perform additional inspection work on these 14 aircraft. Though the issue did not impact the safety of flight of these aircraft, we are working with our vendor and the FAA to immediately address this issue.

“We never want to disrupt our customers travel plans, and we are sorry for the trouble this has caused. Our team has rebooked all customers that were impacted by nearly 40 flight cancellations thus far and will continue to work proactively to get our customers to their final destination.”

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