SAS planes will stay grounded for at least another week
27 September 2007
Scandinavian airline SAS said on Tuesday 25 September that it expected its fleet of Bombardier CRJ Dash 8-400 aircraft to remain grounded for at least another week after undercarriage failures caused two crash landings earlier this month.
The airline has cancelled hundreds of flights since 12 September. It said grounding the 27 planes has cost it up to Krona15 million ($2.3 million) per day.
Last week, the Danish Civil Aviation Administration (CAA) said the flight ban on SAS''s Dash 8-400 aircraft would be lifted gradually, as each plane is inspected. The Danish CAA currently holds the rotating chairmanship of Scandinavian aviation authorities, which include Sweden and Norway.