FAA yesterday announced a proposed $1.5 million penalty against the former Northwest Airlines for operating 32 757s without required windshield wiring inspections. NWA was acquired by Delta Air Lines in late 2008 and the carriers began flying on a single AOC in December, but the flights in question took place between Dec. 1, 2005, and May 27, 2008. FAA said that a 1990 Airworthiness Directive "required inspections for the presence of undersized wires in the heating system for both the ...

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