Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Atlantic Southeast Temporarily Grounds 40% of Fleet

Atlantic Southeast Airlines, more commonly known as Delta Connection, has grounded 60 planes - nearly 40% of its fleet, due to engine safety inspections. The 50-seat CRJ200 jets were pulled from operations after an audit revealed concerns about whether or not engines were inspected to manufacturer guidelines. The Atlanta-based airline reportedly has cancelled several flights through Friday due to the precautionary inspections.