FAA Proposes $354,500 Civil Penalty against U.S. Airways

FAA Proposes $354,500 Civil Penalty against U.S. Airways
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $354,500 civil penalty fine against U.S. Airways.

The agency is accusing the airline of operating a Boeing 757 airliner on 916 revenue flights when it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.

The FAA alleges U.S. Airways removed and replaced a leaking engine fuel pump on the aircraft on August 3, 2010, and the airline failed to carry out FAA-required tests and inspections before returning the aircraft to revenue service.

The noncompliant flights using the aircraft in question took place between August 3, 2010 and December 3, 2010.

US Airways has 30 days from the receipt of the FAA's enforcement letter to respond to the agency's allegations.