US FAA proposed fines against Spirit Airlines and Friendship Airways of $50,000 and $63,525 respectively for "alleged violation of the Federal Aviation Regulations or Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations," the agency said. Florida-based Spirit was reprimanded for failing to replace a faulty elevator aileron computer after an A321 experienced an uncommanded pitch-down on Aug. 21, 2009. The carrier operated the aircraft on a San Juan-Fort Lauderdale ...

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