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October 05, 2012

American has completed repairs on 42 of its 48 Boeing 757s with seat issues

American Airlines said it is on track to have all of its 48 Boeing 757 aircraft back in service by Saturday following repairs to the seats to prevent them from coming loose mid-flight.

Spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said that as of noon on Friday, 42 of the affected planes had been worked on with the new locking mechanism put in place.

The seat issue first came to light last weekend when an American flight made an emergency landing at New York's JFK airport after a row of seats came loose during the flight from Boston to Miami. American said a seat locking mechanism was not setting properly and it decided on Thursday to add a second locking device to keep the seats in place.

-Andrea Ahles

 

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