FAA proposes hefty fine for Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a hefty fine for Hawaiian Airlines.

According to the FAA, Hawaiian Airlines did not properly inspect the parts of one of it’s Boeing 767 planes.

The FAA says the plane flew thousands of times without the required inspections of it’s engine thrust reverser components.

KHON2 wanted to know what those were so we asked aviation expert Peter Foreman. He told us those parts help the plane slow down, but if they don’t work, the plane still has brakes that can help stop it.

The FAA is now proposing a nearly $550,000 fine.

In a statement, Hawaiian Airlines said “We don’t comment on pending litigation. Hawaiian’s first commitment is always to safety. We have requested an informal conference with the FAA to discuss the matter.”

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