The US FAA is proposing a civil penalty of $160,000 against Utah-based SkyWest Airlines for allegedly operating four regional jet aircraft on four revenue passenger flights March 3 after failing to follow its procedures for documenting cargo and baggage, resulting in incorrect weight, balance, cargo and baggage load data. FAA alleges the airline operated the flights without a load manifest that accurately reflected the weight of the cargo and baggage, when the total weight of the ...

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