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FAA Fines UPS $4 Million for Lapses in Aircraft Repairs

The U.S. Transportation Department fined United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) $4 million for allegedly maintaining four cargo planes improperly and then flying them, the agency said in a statement.

UPS’s practices didn’t follow Federal Aviation Administration rules, according to a statement issued today. Two DC-8 aircraft and two MD-11 aircraft were flown improperly on more than 400 flights between October 2008 and June 2009, the FAA said:

“The aviation industry knows that we take safety very seriously,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in the statement. “Air carriers must comply with federal regulations to ensure aircraft are maintained to the highest level of safety.”

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Source: Bloomberg.

By Jeff Plungis – Apr 24, 2013 10:56 PM GMT+0100