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Legal Interpretation of 135.421(b), in particular the term "required maintenance instructions."

The FAA has published a  Legal Interpretation Memorandum as a response for a request defining the interpretation of 14 C.F.R. § 135.421(b), in particular the construction of the term "maintenance instructions."  The full Memoransum is attached below but here is the text from the document




FAA Proposes $435,000 Civil Penalty Against United Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in an airworthy condition. 

 The FAA alleges that on June 9, 2014, United mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on a Boeing 787 in response to a problem that a flight crew had documented two days before. However, the airline failed to perform a required inspection of the work before returning the aircraft to service, the agency alleges.