By: Associated Press
April 8, 2011
SEATTLE- Lynx Aviation could be fined $350,000 for allegedly operating a Bombardier Dash 8-400 airplane without required inspections, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.
The FAA accused Lynx of not completing or documenting inspections that were required after mechanics replaced an engine hydraulic pump on a plane in April 2010. Afterward, Lynx flew the plane on 177 passenger flights, the FAA said, until an FAA inspector discovered the alleged violations about five weeks later.
Lynx is a regional subsidiary of Frontier Airlines. Republic Airways Holdings Inc. bought Frontier out of bankruptcy protection in 2009.
Lynx has 30 days to respond to the FAA.
Republic’s shares fell 19 cents, or 3.1 percent, to $5.85 in Friday afternoon trading.
Source: BUSINESS WEEK