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Frontier protests FAA fuel-tank plan
7 March 2006

Frontier Airlines has raised objections to requirements proposed by the FAA intended to reduce the potential for fuel-tank explosions. Frontier asked the FAA to exclude Airbus planes from the proposal since none of the previous accidents involved Airbus planes. It also argues that the FAA has not taken into account Airbus safety features such as a ventilation and cooling barrier incorporated between certain parts of the fuel tanks. It would cost the airline $11 million just to meet the regulations and would incur more costs going forward. (Rocky Mountain News)