Airline Should Pay $1M For 63 Unsafe Flights: FAA

Law360, New York (October 21, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday proposed a $1 million penalty against Memphis, Tenn.-based Pinnacle Airlines Inc. for allegedly flying two airplanes on a combined 63 flights that were not in compliance with FAA safety regulations.

Pinnacle, a regional carrier for Delta Air Lines Inc., operated two Canadair regional jets on the 63 flights in 2009 and 2010 despite failing to perform necessary maintenance, according to the FAA.

“Safety of operation in all modes of transportation is our highest priority,” Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said....
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