Lately it seems the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has been aggressively pursuing civil penalty actions against various air carriers and maintenance facilities. The penalties proposed by the FAA have ranged from hundreds of thousands of dollars to millions of dollars. However, after the FAA announces proposed civil penalties, we usually don’t hear anything else about the case until it is resolved with a civil penalty actually assessed against the targeted air carrier or maintenance facility. If the proposed penalty is withdrawn or if the air carrier or maintenance facility beats the charges, we rarely hear anything at all.
If you would like to fill in that gap in time, please read my latest article, What You Need To Know About FAA Civil Penalty Actions, which provides an overview of the processes and procedures that occur from the time the FAA proposes a civil penalty until the case is resolved.