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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

FAA Fines SkyWest

FAA has proposed $359,000 in civil penalties against SkyWest for alleged violations of federal aviation regulations. The agency proposed a penalty of $220,000 for the company’s alleged failure to document heavy checked bags, motorized mobility aids and a heavy shipment carried in the cargo compartment of the company’s passenger aircraft. As a result, the company operated the aircraft on five flights between April 21 and May 25, 2010, with incorrect weight and balance data. FAA alleged that the violations occurred because the carrier’s employees failed to follow required procedures for documenting cargo carried on revenue passenger flights. The other two proposed civil penalties are for allegedly operating two Bombardier regional jet aircraft when they were not in compliance with regulations.
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