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Most of PSA Fleet Grounded for Inspection 28 Jan 2021

Most of PSA Fleet Grounded for Inspection 28 Jan 2021

Old Jan 28, 21, 11:33 am
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Most of PSA Fleet Grounded for Inspection 28 Jan 2021

Hearing rumors that all/most of the PSA fleet (CRJ700/CRJ900) is being immediately grounded due to a nose landing gear airworthiness directive. Could take several days to resolve. Largest impact would be on PHL/DCA/CLT. Can anyone confirm?

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Old Jan 28, 21, 11:40 am
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Confirmed on their twitter

Most of our aircraft have temporarily been removed from service to complete a standard inspection. We’re working to resolve the issue and sincerely apologize to our customers for the inconvenience.
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Old Jan 28, 21, 12:04 pm
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What genius at PSA let this slip by....I read they asked for an extension but if you don’t get one granted by a certain date/time you better get to work on this.
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Old Jan 28, 21, 3:07 pm
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Oh crap...any speculation as to whether this will be resolved by Monday? I may have to drive to CLT...
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Old Jan 28, 21, 3:27 pm
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Pretty bad for a wholly-owned subsidiary.
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Old Jan 28, 21, 3:46 pm
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I love how they word it, due to a standard inspection, we're not able to provide the sole service of flying. Yup, totally standard to ground your entire fleet.
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Old Jan 28, 21, 4:00 pm
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Does anyone have the specific AD reference? If so, the full text of the AD should be easy to read and will probably contain an estimate of the time for compliance (in maintenance man-hours).

Or is it not an AD/SB at all and rather a scheduled maintenance task that PSA completely missed???
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Old Jan 28, 21, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by KDCAflyer View Post
Pretty bad for a wholly-owned subsidiary.
And it's not like we had a super busy 2020. So much lead time, so much slack and so much failure.
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Old Jan 28, 21, 4:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Herb687 View Post
Does anyone have the specific AD reference? If so, the full text of the AD should be easy to read and will probably contain an estimate of the time for compliance (in maintenance man-hours).

Or is it not an AD/SB at all and rather a scheduled maintenance task that PSA completely missed???

In this article "122 American Flights Cancelled as PSA Regional Fleet Grounded", there is a quote from the FAA

https://airlinegeeks.com/2021/01/28/...leet-grounded/


QUOTES:

"PSA Airlines has grounded the majority of its fleet as it works to carry out required nose gear door inspections."

In a statement to FlightGlobal, American Airlines added that “The issue is related to three nuts/bolts on the nose-gear doors.”
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Old Jan 28, 21, 4:22 pm
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Looks like some if not most PSA flights are back in the air according to fllightaware.
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Old Jan 28, 21, 4:45 pm
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Looks like some if not most PSA flights are back in the air according to fllightaware.
As of now AA is still selling PSA regional flights to CLT for tomorrow Jan 29. Either this isn't as bad as it sounds, or everyone has their heads stuck in the ground. Bets?
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Old Jan 28, 21, 6:47 pm
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This is the kind of screw up that should get someone fired. You do not have to ground your entire fleet to complete a "standard inspection." Inexcusable, absolutely inexcusable.
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Old Jan 28, 21, 6:56 pm
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As of now AA is still selling PSA regional flights to CLT for tomorrow Jan 29. Either this isn't as bad as it sounds, or everyone has their heads stuck in the ground. Bets?
I had a family member affected by this today, who has been re-booked on another PSA flight through CLT tomorrow (which has not cancelled as of now), since there was literally nothing that could be re-booked today. Called AA, and it seemed the agent had zero awareness of the PSA issue. When I told her it was national news, she put me on hold for a very long time and came back and offered a switch to different AA flights (which didn't work at all schedule-wise). She said some PSA flights are now back in the air and even gave me an example of one that had just left, albeit several hours late, so it seems that -maybe- some PSA planes are back in the air.

Unfortunately, AA simply doesn't have the capacity to deal with massive cancellations currently. When checking other flights to help with re-booking, I noticed virtually everything was zeroed out, presumably as a result of this PSA debacle.
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Old Jan 28, 21, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by SOBE ER DOC View Post
This is the kind of screw up that should get someone fired. You do not have to ground your entire fleet to complete a "standard inspection." Inexcusable, absolutely inexcusable.
And the firing should go up the chain.

Bad processes are a management problem. Even if someone screwed up, it should have been caught.
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Old Jan 28, 21, 7:51 pm
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Maybe they delegated that recordkeeping to the PSA pilot who is currently in jail on a triple homicide rap.
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