Airline Faces Significant Proposed Penalties By FAA For Alleged Safety Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration announced yesterday that it was proposing a $911,000 civil penalty against a U.S. airline for allegedly operating two aircraft that were not in compliance with federal aviation regulations.  Specifically, the FAA alleges that the airline failed to inspect the cargo door skins on two regional jets at required intervals.  In 2006, the FAA determined that regular inspections for potential fatigue testing in aluminum cargo doors could help prevent cracks that could lead to accidents.  The airline allegedly operated 15,969 flights since the inspections were last required.

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