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16 May 2012

FAA steps up enforcement of laser penalties

16 May 2012

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has directed its investigators and staff to pursue stiffer penalties for individuals who purposefully point laser devices at aircraft.

FAA proposes $445,125 civil penalty against Horizon Air

3 May 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $445,125 civil penalty against Horizon Air  for allegedly operating a Bombardier DHC-8-400 aircraft on 45 flights when it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Horizon failed to comply with an airworthiness directive (AD) that required the airline to inspect for cracked or […]

FAA proposes $210,000 civil penalty against Alaska Airlines

3 May 2012

The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a civil penalty of $210,000 against Alaska Airlines of Seattle for allegedly failing to properly document and tag deactivated systems and equipment before making repairs.

FAA proposes $153,000 civil penalty against Colgan Air

2 March 2012

The FAA is seeking a civil penalty of $153,000 alleging that Colgan Air, Inc. operated 17 flights without giving pilots or flight attendants the required minimum amount of rest.

FAA assigned Curaçao and Sint Maarten Cat. 2 safety rating

20 January 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Curaçao and Sint Maarten do not comply with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on an assessment of each country’s civil aviation authority.

NTSB issues safety recommendations following B737 tailwind landing accident

11 December 2011

The NTSB has issued four safety recommendations and reiterated one older recommendation to prevent runway excursion accidents following tailwind landings. On December 22, 2009, American Airlines flight 331, a  Boeing 737-800, N977AN, ran off the departure end of runway 12 after landing at Kingston-Norman Manley International Airport (KIN), Jamaica. The aircraft landed approximately 4,000 feet down the […]

FAA proposes $777,000 civil penalty against Horizon Air

10 December 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a $777,000 civil penalty against Horizon Air Industries for allegedly operating 32 Bombardier DHC-8-400 Dash 8 turboprop aircraft on 49,870 flights when the aircraft were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleged Horizon installed new external lighting systems on the aircraft, but did not conduct […]

FAA proposes $180,000 civil penalty against Evergreen International Airlines

21 November 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a civil penalty of $180,000 against Evergreen International Airlines, Inc, of McMinnville, OR, for allegedly operating aircraft on seven flights in 2009 when the pilots on those flights had not been trained in accordance with the airline’s approved training program. The FAA alleged Evergreen failed to conduct […]

U.S. FAA creates web page for laser incident reporting

28 October 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has created a new website to make it easier for pilots and the public to report laser incidents and obtain information on the subject. Lasers pointed at aircraft are a growing concern. The website, which can be found at http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/report/laserinfo/,collects a wide array of laser information into one location. It includes […]

U.S. FAA proposes $1 Million in civil penalties against Pinnacle Airlines

21 October 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing $1,042,500 in civil penalties against Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., of Memphis, Tenn., for allegedly operating two aircraft on a combined 63 flights when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges Pinnacle operated a Canadair Regional Jet on 23 flights between April 30 and May […]