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    Update: American Airlines MD-80 Aircraft Maintenance

    Below is information related to the re-inspection of American Airlines MD-80 aircraft as of 10 a.m. CDT:

    -- 132 systemwide cancellations for today
    -- Today's systemwide cancellations equals 6 percent of our total number of flights 
    -- 243 aircraft inspections have been completed 
    -- 47 aircraft are still being worked on and are expected to be returned to service today 
    -- 9 aircraft will be inspected this evening, which will complete this undertaking.

    American Airlines cancelled 318 flights yesterday. American sincerely regrets the inconvenience to our customers. American is actively reaching out to customers to reaccomodate them. Customers traveling today may also check AA.com or call their travel agents for the status of their flights.

    First Call Analyst:

    FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

    SOURCE: American Airlines

    CONTACT: Corporate Communications of American Airlines, +1-817-967-1577,

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