The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing two civil penalties totaling $633,000 against Trans States Airlines, Inc., of Bridgeton, Mo., for allegedly operating two Embraer 145 regional jets on 3,660 passenger flights while the planes did not comply with Federal Aviation Regulations. In the first case, the FAA alleges Trans States improperly installed replacement radio altimeter antenna cables on two airplanes, which the airline then operated on 268 revenue passenger flights when they were not in compliance. Inspectors found the new cables lying unsecured to the airframe inside each aircraft’s large aft wing-to-fuselage fairing. Inspectors found the old, apparently defective
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