The US FAA said it is proposing a $590,000 civil penalty against Seattle-based Alaska Airlines (AS) for allegedly operating a Boeing 737-400 on 2,107 flights without performing required maintenance after chafed wiring, resulting from an improperly installed hose clamp, caused a 2010 flight deck ceiling fire while the plane was parked at the gate at Anchorage International. AS had most recently performed maintenance in the burned area in August 2008, according to FAA, which noted AS ...

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