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United gounds all 96 Boeing 757 jets

16.02.2011 09:24

United Airlines has grounded 96 Boeing 757 airliners for "unscheduled maintenance," an airline spokesman said Tuesday.

The grounding meant that some of the airline's flights would be canceled or delayed Tuesday night and Wednesday, spokesman Rahsaan Johnson said.

"Specifically ... United is performing follow-up maintenance checks starting today to the air data computers on its 96 Boeing 757s," Johnson said. "All of the air data computers are fully functional. The checks are necessary as part of a modification process to the system."




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