United Airlines faced with FAA penalty

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in airworthy condition, the department announced in a release on May 31.

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 before returning the aircraft to service, the agency alleges.

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