FAA seeks US-$435,000 fine against United over plane inspection

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The Federal Aviation Administration is looking for a US-$435,000 punishment against United Airlines, saying the bearer neglected to examine a repair work before returning a plane to benefit.

The FAA said Tuesday that United mechanics supplanted a fuel pump weight switch on a Boeing 787 in 2014, and the plane was utilized on 23 flights before the required assessment was performed. The FAA said United utilized the plane on two flights in the wake of being told the investigation had been skipped.

Carriers can request proposed punishments. A representative for Chicago-based United says the carrier made a move in the wake of distinguishing the issue and is working with the FAA to survey the matter.