FAA Proposes Civil Penalties
Against Airlines And Shippers
2010 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed to
assess civil penalties ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 against
two airlines and three shippers for alleged violations of
Federal Aviation Regulations or U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations.
The proposed penalties include:
against Lion Mentari Airlines of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for
allegedly shipping a chemical oxygen generator inside an
unmarked metal case from
• $53,000 against Stewart & Stevenson, LLC, of Houston, for allegedly shipping a box containing eight gallons of touch-up paint to FedEx Corp. for transportation by air when the package was not properly identified as containing hazardous materials and was not accompanied by the appropriate documentation. DOT classifies flammable materials as hazardous.
against Trans States Airlines, Bridgeton, MO, for allegedly
operating four flights from Norfolk, VA to Miami on September 2,
Oct. 6, 18 and 20, 2008, that flew more than 50 nautical miles
from the nearest U.S. shoreline.
The FAA alleges the aircraft used did not carry required
equipment for extended overwater operations, including life
preservers, life rafts with a locator light for each occupant, a
pyrotechnic signaling device for each life raft, an emergency
locator transmitter, and survival kit attached to each raft.
against Shanghai Fountainhead Electronics Co., Ltd., of
Shanghai, for allegedly violating DOT hazardous materials
regulations by offering 12 boxes of lithium-ion phosphate
rechargeable batteries for shipment by air to the U.S. aboard a
passenger-carrying aircraft, which is prohibited. The case has
against SOSGlobal Express of New Bern, NC, for violating DOT
hazardous materials regulations by allegedly offering 15 boxes
of lithium-ion batteries for shipment by air aboard a
passenger-carrying aircraft, which is prohibited.
The companies have 30 days from the date the civil penalty letter is received to respond to the agency.
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