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U.S. FAA proposes $160,000 in civil penalties against SkyWest Airlines
19 October 2011

U.S. FAA proposes $160,000 in civil penalties against SkyWest Airlines

19 October 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a civil penalty of $160,000 against SkyWest Airlines of St. George, Utah, for allegedly operating four regional jet aircraft on four revenue passenger flights when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. The FAA alleges SkyWest failed to follow its procedures for documenting cargo and baggage, […]

FAA proposes $1.9 Million civil penalty against Colgan Air

16 September 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a civil penalty of $1,892,000 against Colgan Air, of Manassas, Va., a subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines, for allegedly allowing flight attendants to work on 172 revenue passenger flights when they were not properly trained to use the planes’ cabin fire extinguisher system. The 84 newly-hired flight attendants […]

FAA proposes $1.1 Million civil penalty against Aviation Technical Services

12 September 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $1.1 million civil penalty against Aviation Technical Services, Inc. (ATS), of Everett, Wash., for allegedly making improper repairs to 44 Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300s. The FAA alleges that ATS failed to accomplish all the work required by three FAA airworthiness directives calling for five repetitive inspections and […]

FAA proposes $590,000 civil penalty against Alaska Airlines

10 September 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $590,000 civil penalty against Alaska Airlines, Inc., of Seattle, Wash., for allegedly operating a Boeing 737-400 on 2,107 flights when it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. On Jan. 18, 2010, a flight deck ceiling fire occurred in a Boeing 737-400 while it was parked […]

FAA proposes $269,000 civil penalty against The Parachute Center

29 August 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $269,000 civil penalty against The Parachute Center, of Acampo, Calif., for allegedly operating a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter on 41 flights when it was not in compliance with federal aviation regulations. The FAA alleges that The Parachute Center failed to comply with a 2009 […]

FAA proposes $298,500 civil penalty against Capital Cargo International Airlines

29 August 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $298,500 civil penalty against Capital Cargo International Airlines, Inc. (CCIA) of Orlando, Fla., for allegedly operating eight Boeing 727 aircraft when the aircraft were not in compliance with federal aviation regulations. Specifically, the FAA alleges that CCIA permitted an unqualified mechanic to perform certain aircraft inspections […]

FAA seeks $262,000 civil penalty against Ameriflight

26 August 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a civil penalty of $262,000 against Ameriflight, LLC, of Burbank, Calif., for allegedly violating Department of Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing programs and provisions of the company’s FAA-approved Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program. The FAA alleges Ameriflight conducted the Department of Transportation’s required pre-employment drug […]

FAA issues icing rule, addressing long standing NTSB recommendation

19 August 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new rule requiring scheduled airlines to install ice detection equipment in their existing fleets or to update their flight manuals to make sure crews know when they should activate their ice protection systems. For aircraft equipped with an ice-detection system, the new rule mandates that the system […]

FAA proposes $155,000 in civil penalties against American Eagle Airlines

10 August 2011

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing $155,000 in civil penalties against American Eagle Airlines of Fort Worth, Texas for allegedly operating eight flights with incorrect weight and balance data, and for using improper maintenance procedures when repairing a jet engine and then operating the aircraft when it was not in compliance with FAA regulations. […]

FAA revokes Bimini Island Air Operating Certificate

11 July 2011

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revoked the operating certificate of Bimini Island Air (BIA) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., an on-demand operator. The FAA issued the emergency order of revocation on June 27 and it took effect immediately. The FAA alleged BIA advertised and operated 15 scheduled flights between Fort Lauderdale and the Bahamas […]