Regional Carrier Latest To Cancel Flights For Inspections | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.19.14 **
** Airborne 09.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.17.14 **
** Airborne 09.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.15.14 **

Wed, Apr 16, 2008

Regional Carrier Latest To Cancel Flights For Inspections

Trans States Airlines Grounds ERJ-145s

A small regional operator appears to be the latest airline to have its operations negatively impacted by the FAA's renewed interest in monitoring safety records. Trans States Airlines, which flies 50-seat Embraer regional jets under the AmericanConnection, US Airways Express, and United Express banners, grounded 24 planes overnight Wednesday.

Passengers began feeling the impact of those inspections Tuesday night, as customer service personnel at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport worked to find seats for passengers before the grounding went into effect. But some weren't so lucky.

"They announced on our flight from Tampa that we'd be at Gate C17, but when we got off the plane, the board says it's canceled," said passenger C.J. Holmes, who was trying to get home to Indianapolis through STL. Instead, Holmes and a business colleague spent the night in a St. Louis hotel, on the airline's nickel.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 10 American Connection and one United departure from STL had been cancelled as of 0400 Wednesday morning. The airline hoped to have its planes back in service early Wednesday morning, though Trans States spokesman Bill Mishk acknowledged "there's a likelihood" more flights would be impacted.

An internal audit of Trans States' records found discrepancies in checks of nosewheel steering systems on its ERJ-145s, Mishk said. "This does not involve the safety of flights," he added.

FMI: www.transstates.net

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.19.14: Cool City R44 Cert, Reno Rumblings, Sierra Re-Jets The CJ

Also: Eclipse Improvements, AEA Urges NextGen GA Fund Adoption, FAA OKs External Cams, GA Accident Rate Declines The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installati>[...]

Airborne 09.17.14: Boeing/SpaceX Win CCtCap, Flying Docs Endorse, Jetpack Bucks

Also: Chris Heintz, Lear 70/75 Certs, Beluga Birthday, Leap Frogs 9/11 Jump Cancelled, Lawyers Sue NTSB The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of >[...]

Aero-TV: AT LAST!!! - Avidyne’s IFD540 Receives Certification

Avidyne's Long-Awaited IFD540 Finally Gets A Chance To Show Its R9 Roots If you are looking for the bells and whistles of modern avionics you missed an opportunity if you were not >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.20.14)

ASTM International ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of i>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.20.14): Basic Empty Weight (GAMA)

Basic empty weight includes the standard empty weight plus optional and special equipment that has been installed.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC