Aviation Company Facing $285,800 Civil Penalty from FAA for Using Unqualified Pilots
Exec 1 Aviation conducted a total of 100 flights using Citation 500 jet aircraft with 12 unqualified pilots
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $285,800 civil penalty against Exec 1 Aviation for allegedly using unqualified pilots on multiple passenger-carrying flights.
The FAA alleges that Exec 1 conducted a total of 100 flights using Citation 500 jet aircraft with 12 unqualified pilots.
The agency says that 79 of those flights—which occurred during a 30-day period in May and June 2015—had revenue-paying passengers on board the aircraft. The flights took place at airports throughout the U.S.
Failed to Complete Training
The FAA alleges that the pilots were unqualified because they had failed to complete required initial or recurrent training. The training subjects included cold weather operations, engine inoperative procedures, and abnormal and emergency procedures, among other things.
Exec 1 has 30 days from receipt of the FAA's enforcement letter to respond to the agency.