ASA resumes normal operations after groundings

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlantic Southeast Airlines has resumed full operations after grounding 60 planes for safety inspections.

The subsidiary of SkyWest and feeder carrier for Delta Air Lines says the groundings led to the cancellation of 277 flights.

Early Wednesday, ASA said it had grounded some of its 50-seat
Bombardier CRJ200 jets after an internal audit raised questions about whether the planes' engines had been properly inspected according to manufacturer's guidelines. The re-inspections were done as a precaution.

The groundings represented nearly 40 percent of ASA's total fleet.

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