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FAA proposes $1.1M fine against United Airlines over pre-flight safety check
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday proposed fining United Airlines more than $1 million over allegedly not performing a pre-flight safety inspection.
The FAA said the fine was over allegedly conducting flights from June 2018 to April 2021 in Boeing 777 aircraft that "were not in airworthy condition."
"The FAA alleges United in 2018 removed the Fire System Warning Check from its Boeing 777 Preflight Check List, an inspection task required in its Maintenance Specifications manual. Removal of the check resulted in United’s failure to perform the required check and the operation of aircraft that did not meet airworthiness requirements," the FAA said.
The agency said that the airline could face a $1,149,306 civil penalty.
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