The US FAA is proposing a $275,000 civil penalty against Memphis-Tenn.-based Pinnacle Airlines. The regulator has alleged Pinnacle operated a Bombardier CRJ on 11 flights after Pinnacle mechanics “failed to follow instructions in the approved aircraft maintenance manual when they removed and replaced the aircraft’s right engine. Specifically, they did not install a required part.” The FAA said the 11 flights took place on Oct. 25, 26 and 27, 2010. “Because ...

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