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FAA proposes $1.5 million civil penalty against Atlantic Coast Airlines
22 July 2005

The U.S. FAA has proposed to assess a civil penalty of $1.5 million against Atlantic Coast Airlines, now doing business as Independence Air, for operating several of its aircraft for extended periods and thousands of flights when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleged that Atlantic Coast operated the aircraft on thousands of flights in September and October 2004 without completing required scheduled maintenance and inspections. A.o. the airline failed to conduct a required heavy maintenance C-check on one of its Canadair RegionalJets, then operated the aircraft on approximately 455 additional flights without completing the inspection. (FAA)