US FAA yesterday proposed $9.2 million in civil penalties against US Airways and United Airlines for violations related to federal airworthiness directives and/or the airlines' own federally approved maintenance programs. The actions came as the agency appears to be taking a tougher line with carriers regarding violations of regulations and ADs. It announced last month measures to improve its response to safety issues, emphasizing that it no longer would refer to airlines as its "customers" ...

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