Over 200 Flights On American Airlines' Regional Carrier Grounded By The FAA

By Bill Galluccio

January 28, 2021

The Federal Aviation Administration ordered PSA Airlines to temporarily ground all of their flights due to an inspection issue on most of the airline's 130 aircraft. PSA Airlines is one of American Airlines' largest regional carriers and operates 230 flights out of 90 airports around the country.

"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," PSA Airlines said on Twitter.

The FAA said the airline removed the jets from service are discovering and voluntarily reporting a maintenance issue with its Bombardier regional jets. The agency did not provide details about the issue.

American Airlines said it was working the PSA Airlines and the FAA to rectify the situation and will rebook passengers on other flights.

"Out of an abundance of caution, PSA Airlines has temporarily removed most of its aircraft from service in order to complete a necessary, standard inspection on the nose gear door," American spokesperson Derek Walls told USA TODAY. "We are working with PSA and the (Federal Aviation Administration) to immediately address the issue. We are working with our customers to arrange new accommodations on other flights, and we are working to return the impacted aircraft to service."

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