FAA Fines US Airways for $354,000

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    The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $354,500 civil penalty against US Airways Inc. for operating a jet on hundreds of flights without completing required testing on a new fuel pump.

    The Tempe, Ariz.-based airline has 30 days to respond to the proposed fine. The FAA and the airline can reach an agreement over the alleged violation or settle the issue in civil court.

    The federal agency said the airline operated a Boeing 757 jet on 916 flights after replacing a leaking engine fuel pump on Aug. 3, 2010. But the FAA said the airline failed to carry out federally required tests and inspections before the airline began to carry passengers.

    The plane flew between Aug. 3 and Dec. 3, 2010, with the new fuel pump without performing the tests and inspection, the FAA said.

    A spokeswoman for the airline said it operated the airline in compliance with FAA rules and plans to respond to the proposed fine soon.

    Information from: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-us-airways-fined-20121024,0,5164760.story
     
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    Interesting development here. Thanks for sharing. This fine is proposed at the moment, I wonder what comes out of it.
     
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    If true, that fine is getting off easy.
     
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