United Airlines has 30 days to respond to the FAA after receiving the agency’s enforcement letter.


In 2018, United admitted to altering their pre-flight checklist. According to United, this was done to account for “redundant, built-in inspections” that are routinely carried out by the aircraft. The representative insisted that “the safety of our planes was never under question.” During the time of the change, a United spokesperson said that the FAA examined and approved its modified checklist.