Friday, July 31, 2015

American will retrofit planes to add life rafts

American had an different sort of announcement today, one that's an example of what airlines can learn from accidents and by reviewing whether they are in compliance with FAA regulations. The airline said it would limit the number of passengers on its 767 jets by a handful until it can retrofit the planes with enough life rafts to accommodate all aboard. American says this is unrelated to US Airways Flight 1549 ditching in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, but the timing seems quite coincidental. Read more here.

American will retrofit planes to add life rafts

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American had an different sort of announcement today, one that's an example of what airlines can learn from accidents and by reviewing whether they are in compliance with FAA regulations. The airline said it would limit the number of passengers on its 767 jets by a handful until it can retrofit the planes with enough life rafts to accommodate all aboard. American says this is unrelated to US Airways Flight 1549 ditching in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, but the timing seems quite coincidental. Read more here.

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