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What Is Really Going On In Aviation These Days?  
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

1. Several 777 engine shutdowns and one downed flight at LHR due to failing engine response. BA and AF seem to be the airlines having problems, but I swear I heard there were other shutdowns at other airlines.

2. Aloha Disappears

3. Skybus Goes Under

4. Grounding of UA 777's

5. Grounding of AA MD-80's

6. The BA T5 Fiasco


Seems aviation has had a really bad 30 days. But I'm really wondering what would prompt the FAA to ground these fleet types and cause such an uproar unparalleled since 9/11 in the US. 500 AA flights cancelled today, and 200? UA flights for the 777.

The last grounding I can think of was the one after the Alaska Airlines crash on MD-80's and before that, the DC-10 fiasco.

Did I miss anything?

UAL

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