FAA Proposes Penalty against Alaska Airlines

 - May 7, 2012, 4:10 PM

The FAA wants to penalize Alaska Airlines $210,000 for allegedly failing to properly document and tag deactivated systems and equipment before making repairs.

The agency alleges that on 10 occasions between June 19, 2010, and January 13, 2011, Alaska performed maintenance on six of its Boeing 737 airplanes, but it failed to document the alternative actions it took and to install the appropriate danger tags.

These requirements are safety measures designed to reduce hazards to technicians during maintenance and to prevent potential damage to the aircraft and onboard systems.