FORT WORTH- American Airlines (AA) Boeing 777 had to undergo over two months of maintenance due to an insect (Roach) infestation. It now operates primarily on routes between London Heathrow and its home base.
American Airlines widebody planes are deployed globally, carrying diverse cargo and passengers who might bring undisclosed items through customs.
American Airlines New Approach to Roach Control
Insects can infiltrate planes, prompting American Airlines to implement a novel approach to addressing cockroach infestations. Specifically focusing on their widebody aircraft, reports Viewfromthewing.
Scheduled subsequent treatments are being arranged and strategically spaced to ensure practicality since American Airlines doesn’t possess an excess of widebody aircraft and wishes to minimize their downtime.
The implementation of these treatments is being meticulously monitored to ensure compliance.
However, a memo detailing the revised protocol, issued on August 1st, reveals that when cockroaches are observed onboard, there’s now an option to postpone the treatment.
At American Airlines, cockroaches are now subject to a specific and dedicated procedure. It’s worth noting that distinct from this, other pests such as “bed bugs, flying, or other crawling insects” are managed differently, with a singular and ad-hoc treatment process.
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