The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $6.42 million civil penalty against Germany’s Deutsche Lufthansa AG of Frankfurt for allegedly conducting almost 900 flights that were not in compliance with FAA regulations. The FAA alleges Lufthansa operated the flights in and out of San Diego International and Philadelphia International airports when it knew it lacked FAA authorisation to do so. Foreign airlines can only conduct scheduled flights into and out of airports that are listed in their FAA-issued Operations Specifications, and the FAA alleges neither airport was in Lufthansa’s Operations Specifications. Between 22 March 2018

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