Embattled Independence Air received another blow yesterday when US FAA proposed to fine parent Atlantic Coast Airlines $1.5 million for maintenance violations including operating an aircraft for approximately 455 flights beyond a required C check in the fall of 2004. FAA also alleged that the carrier operated several aircraft on more than 7,400 flights last year without replacing expired emergency locator transmitter batteries and several more aircraft on more than 3,600 flights without ...

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