Aloha Airlines on Sunday denied that Boeing had warned the carrier its four busiest jets were unsafe after a routine maintenance check five months before the roof on one partially peeled off in flight.

"At no time was it suggested by Boeing or any agency that Aloha's four older aircraft presented a safety problem," said Aloha president and chief executive officer A. Maurice Myers."In fact, when queried by Aloha top management, Boeing specifically declared that the four older planes were safe to fly while the structural maintenance program was underway," he said.