WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in an airworthy condition, the department announced in a release today.
The FAA alleges that on June 9, 2014, United mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on a Boeing 787 in response to a problem that a flight crew had documented two days before. However, the airline failed to perform a required inspection of the work . . .
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