FAA fines Delta Air Lines for operating planes said to need repairs

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    http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-faa-fines-delta-20120711,0,3718315.story

    The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing two fines totaling $987,500 against Delta Air Lines for allegedly operating two commercial planes in need of repairs.

    “Safety is our highest priority,” FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta said in a statement. “Operators must follow the proper procedures to maintain their aircraft.”

    Delta, based in Atlanta, has 30 days to respond to the proposed fine.
    In one case, the FAA contends Delta operated a Boeing 737-800 on 20 flights after an FAA inspector discovered a chip on the plane's nose cone. Delta's repair manual requires the airline seal chip damage before further flights.

    In a second case, the FAA alleges the airline put off repair of a broken floodlight socket in the cockpit of an Airbus A320 for about seven months, during which it flew 884 flights.

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    "Hello, and welcome to Delta. We would like to advise you that the next 100,000 people who choose economy comfort will be charged an additional $9.86 fee. Thanks for flying Delta!"
     
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    That's not nice from Delta!
     
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