The FAA has revoked the air carrier operating certificate of American Air Network, Inc.
AAN appealed the emergency order of revocation, but dropped the appeal after the FAA presented its case before an NTSB administrative law judge in December. The parties reached an agreement on certain terms of the revocation. The FAA determined that AAN permitted flights for hire or compensation to be conducted on its air carrier certificate when individuals who did not hold an air carrier certificate exercised operational control of those flights. AAN described itself as “a Part 135 management company.” The revocation followed an October visit to American Air Networks by FAA inspectors who spent four days reviewing flight manifests, pilot and maintenance records, and observing operations. The FAA’s action is part of a national review of air taxi operational control issues. (FAA)