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Monday, January 7, 2013

FAA Issues Civil Penalties Against Trans States Airlines

FAA is seeking two civil penalties totaling $633,000 against Bridgeton, Mo.-based regional carrier Trans States Airlines for operating two Embraer 145s that were not in compliance with agency regulations.

The agency said the airline operated the two jets on 3,660 passenger flights while they were not in compliance.

The first civil penalty is $322,000 for improperly installing replacement radio antenna cables on the two Embraer jets.

The second is a $311,000 civil penalty for improperly installed electrical wiring in the fuel supply system of one of the aircraft. FAA discovered both violations during inspections in 2009. More

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