FAA Press Release: FAA Proposes $395,850 Civil Penalty Against US Airways

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Press release, hence quoted in full ...

    Press Release – FAA Proposes $395,850 Civil Penalty Against US Airways

    For Immediate Release

    May 17, 2012
    Contact: Arlene Salac or Jim Peters
    Phone: (718) 553-3015
    NEW YORK—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $395,850 civil penalty against US Airways Inc., of Tempe, Ariz., for allegedly violating U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations.

    The FAA conducted a periodic dangerous goods inspection of US Airways' facilities at Hartford’s Bradley International Airport (BDL), May 10-18, 2010. As a result of the inspection, the FAA alleges the airline committed various violations between Feb. 26 and May 12, 2010. The alleged violations involve 12 flights to or from BDL.

    In one instance, the Transportation Security Administration discovered, while inspecting passenger checked baggage, that US Airways had accepted an undeclared shipment containing ten disposable cigarette lighters filled with flammable gas. The FAA alleged the airline failed to notify the FAA of this discrepancy.

    In another instance, US Airways offered an improperly packaged shipment containing wet cell batteries filled with alkali, a corrosive, for transportation by air on a US Airways passenger-carrying flight.

    The FAA also alleged the airline failed to provide pilots with the required "accurate and legible written information" regarding 23 shipments of hazardous materials it accepted for transportation by air.

    US Airways has 30 days from the receipt of the FAA's enforcement letter to respond to the agency.
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    These things are obviously more dangerous to passengers than any fantasy bomb up their butts, yet you know the naysayers will still refuse to acknowledge it. The Arthur Frommers, the Michael Dressers, the Sheila Jackson Lees, the Dianne Feinsteins, the John McCains, on and on and on. They won't acknowledge it. Because they can't see the corrosive batteries in the hold, they can't see the flammable liquids, they can only see their fellow passengers getting roughed up, and that pleases them and makes them feel "safe."
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    ValueJet Flight 592 crashed due to improper shipment of O2 generators in the aircrafts cargo hold.

    I say fine away FAA.
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