FAA Wants $5M, $4M Penalties For US Airways, United

Law360, New York (October 14, 2009, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed civil penalties of $5.4 million against U.S. Airways Inc. and of $3.8 million against United Airlines for alleged violation of maintenance procedures.

U.S. Airways allegedly operated eight aircraft on 1,647 flights between October 2008 and January 2009 while not in compliance with FAA-issued Airworthiness Directives or with the airline's maintenance program.

U.S. Airways operated one aircraft on 19 flights while it was not in compliance with a directive requiring inspections to prevent a cargo door from opening on flight, and...
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