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Published on : Monday, July 13, 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $320,000 civil penalty against SkyWest Airlines of St. George, Utah, for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in compliance with federal aviation regulations.
The FAA alleges SkyWest failed to inspect certain main landing gear components on four Bombardier CL-600 jets at required intervals for wear that could lead to an unsafe condition or failure of a component. SkyWest allegedly operated the aircraft on more than 6,700 flights when the inspections were overdue.
SkyWest has 30 days from receipt of the FAA’s enforcement letter to respond to the agency.