The US FAA has proposed a civil penalty of $1 million against Seattle, Wash.-based Horizon Air for allegedly operating 22 Bombardier DHC-8-402 turboprop airliners on more than 186,000 flights after installing security flight deck doors using blind rivets instead of the required solid rivets. FAA also alleges the airline, after being told the aircraft were not compliant, operated one of the aircraft on another 22 flights before replacing the rivets. “The installation of blind rivets ...

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