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Old 21st March 2008, 12:14 PM
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Default UA grounds 6 of its 744's

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SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 20, 2008 (Thomson Financial delivered by Newstex) -- UAL Corp.'s (NASDAQ:UAUA) United Airlines has grounded several Boeing (NYSE:BA) 747 jets to ensure compliance with federal maintenance standards, according to a media report on Thursday.

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered the temporary groundings after discovering that test equipment used at a South Korea maintenance station was faulty, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The move includes as many as six of the carrier's 747 aircraft, according to the report, which cited sources.

The FAA has recently launched spot checks of compliance with safety requirements for all U.S. airlines.

Shares of Chicago-based UAL closed the regular session down a penny at $23.17.

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Old 21st March 2008, 07:02 PM
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Maintenance work again being done at a cheap overseas MRO.Airlines will never learn.
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Any idea if these birds are back i the air yet? 7 planes is quite a bit. UA have enough problems with reliability as it is.

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Old 24th March 2008, 02:38 PM
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Any idea if these birds are back i the air yet? 7 planes is quite a bit. UA have enough problems with reliability as it is.

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Mark,
I believe all are back flying again, possibly 1-2 still out. The inspections that were required very very minor as far as time is concerned.
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Bring back the ol saying of sending your work offshore you get what you paid for!
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