FAA Proposes $169,500 Civil Penalty against Sun Air Express

FAA Proposes $169,500 Civil Penalty against Sun Air Express
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November 19, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $169,500 civil penalty against Sun Air Express for allegedly operating aircraft that were not in compliance with federal aviation regulations.

According to the FAA, the charter operator failed to conduct required annual inspections of the aircraft avionics systems on three of its Piper PA-31-350 airplanes in 2014.

The FAA further alleges that the company flew the airplanes in question on a total of 313 flights when the required inspections were overdue, thus violating federal regulations.

The FAA says that Sun Air Express has asked to meet with the agency to discuss the case.