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American Airlines in-flight manuals to be replaced with iPads

Please make sure your seat belts are buckled, put your trays in the upright position, and make sure all electronic devices are powered off. Unless, of course, you’re the pilot: American Airlines has won approval from the FAA to jettison hefty in-flight reference manuals for Apple iPads. Though iPads are more expensive than the 35-pound reference books they’re replacing, the ... Read More »

Cracks Found on American Airlines 767s

American Airlines has found cracks in large pylons that hold engines onto the wings of two of its 767-300 aircraft, according to the airline and the planes’ manufacturer. Concerned the problem may exist on other airline fleets, Boeing says it plans to advise airlines to inspect the parts more frequently than the current recommendation of every 1,500 takeoff and landing ... Read More »

American Airlines Crash in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — An American Airlines flight carrying 154 people skidded across a Jamaican runway in heavy rain, bouncing across the tarmac and injuring more than 40 people before it stopped just short of the Caribbean Sea, officials and witnesses said. Panicked passengers screamed and baggage burst from overhead bins as Flight 331 from Miami careened down the runway ... Read More »