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Press Release: FAA Proposes $295,750 Civil Penalty Against Skywest Airlines

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
By George Hatcher
Press Release: FAA Proposes $295,750 Civil Penalty Against Skywest Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $295,750 civil penalty against SkyWest Airlines, Inc. of St. George, Utah, for allegedly violating DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges SkyWest failed to include more than 150 safety?sensitive employees in its random drug testing pool. Further, SkyWest allegedly... »

$325,000 Civil Penalty Against Alfa Chemistry

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
By George Hatcher

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $325,000 civil penalty against Alfa Chemistry of Stony Brook, New York, for allegedly violating U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on two separate FedEx cargo flights, Alfa Chemistry shipped undeclared hazardous material that DOT regulations prohibit from... »

$51,651 Civil Penalty Proposed Against AAA Services

Friday, March 28, 2014
By George Hatcher
$51,651 Civil Penalty Proposed Against  AAA Services

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration’s proposes a penalty of $51,651 against All American Aviation Services, LLC for FAA drug and alcohol testing regulation violations. All American allowed eight employees in sensitive positions without securing their drug and alcohol testing records, and failed to abide by follow-up testing procedures on two marijuana-positive testees.... »

Airlines Who Fail Families Pay Fines

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
By George Hatcher
Airlines Who Fail Families Pay Fines

In the first couple of weeks after a crash, an airline carrier will distribute partial payments of $20,000 to $30,000 to each family with no catches. Families should know that this money is available to them. Money is not that important to families waiting for news of their lost loved ones, but for some,... »

DOT Fines American Airlines

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By George Hatcher
DOT Fines American Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined American Airlines $60,000 for violating the Department’s full-fare advertising rule after the airline’s agents told consumers that surcharges levied by the airlines were government-imposed taxes. DOT ordered the carrier to cease and desist from further violations. “We expect airlines to be truthful to their customers when... »

FAA Proposes $304,000 Civil Penalty Against Great Lakes Aviation

Thursday, December 5, 2013
By George Hatcher
FAA Proposes $304,000 Civil Penalty Against Great Lakes Aviation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $304,000 civil penalty against Great Lakes Aviation of Cheyenne, Wyo., for allegedly conducting 19 flights with aircraft that were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. Great Lakes operated the aircraft in conditions in which the carrier could reasonably expect frost, snow or ice to adhere... »

FAA Proposes $325,000 Civil Penalty Against Southwest Airlines

Monday, December 2, 2013
By George Hatcher
FAA Proposes $325,000 Civil Penalty Against Southwest Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $325,000 civil penalty against Dallas-based Southwest Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that had been improperly modified, violating Federal Aviation Regulations. On Aug. 29, 2011, maintenance personnel improperly installed a switch that enables flight crews to test the windshield heating system on... »

1.9 Million Civil Penalty Proposed against Colgan Air

Thursday, September 15, 2011
By George Hatcher
1.9 Million Civil Penalty Proposed against Colgan Air

Formerly Colgan Air was under fire for long-distance commuting, crew-room sleeping and other fatigue-related factors that came to light after the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407. Now the Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $1,892,000 civil penalty against Colgan Air of Manassas, Va. a subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines, for allowing flight attendants to work... »

British Court Sentences Woman in Airborne Biting case

Saturday, August 20, 2011
By George Hatcher
British Court Sentences Woman in Airborne Biting case

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Fred Seggie What: Thomson Boeing 767-300, en route from Manchester to to Punta Cana Dominican Republic Where: Bermuda When: Occurred:Nov 5th 2010 Sentenced: Aug 19th 2011 Who: 45 year old British Citizen Why: While Charity worker Carol Close’s flight had been delayed for 30... »

Survivors Have Rights Too

Monday, February 21, 2011
By George Hatcher
Survivors Have Rights Too

Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Andrei Visan What is a life worth? It appears that Manx2 Airlines doesn’t think a life is worth very much. Manx2 denied an advance payment of more than £15,000 to cover the costs of a crash survivor (Cork Airport) to fly by aircraft from... »

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