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USA: United-FAA tensions between airlines

Extended security checks and stop to business expansion

Route expansion still blocked for the American carrier United Airlines, whose activities continue to remain under the magnifying glass of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has extended its strengthened control over the airline, blocking the full restart of our certification activities for new aircraft and the green light for new routes. The reason? Check safety standards.

"The certification holder evaluation program that the FAA is conducting for United is ongoing. Safety will determine the timeline for its completion. Additionally, the agency requires its personnel to be present when United conducts final inspections on newly acquired aircraft. delivered. Aircraft that will replace older models in the fleet", said Faa.

Since March, the FAA has been monitoring the United Airlines company due to several aircraft incidents, including a recent off-runway excursion at Houston Intercontinental Airport, where a B-777/200ER aircraft coming from San Francisco lost a tire while landing on the runway . None of these events caused victims or injuries but the US Department of Transportation has requested greater attention from the FAA on the air carrier.

On the topic, see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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