FAA Revokes GlobalJet's Air Carrier Certificate for Violating Federal Aviation Regulations

FAA Revokes GlobalJet's Air Carrier Certificate for Violating Federal Aviation Regulations
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March 19, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revoked the air carrier certificate of GlobalJet NA, LLC for allegedly conducting unauthorized operations for compensation or hire in violation of Federal Aviation Regulations.

The FAA alleges that GlobalJet operated a Cessna 550 jet on at least 47 flights for compensation or hire when it was not authorized to use the aircraft for these operations.

When the FAA requested records of the flights from GlobalJet, the company allegedly provided falsified logs showing that the flights were not for compensation, and withheld invoices showing that it had in fact been paid for them.

Additionally, the FAA alleges that GlobalJet conducted flights for compensation or hire during a 12-month period when it did not have a qualified chief pilot. GlobalJet also allegedly used crew members unqualified for for-compensation or for-hire operations on over 140 revenue flights during the same 12-month period. The agency alleges that GlobalJet knew it did not have a qualified chief pilot and was using unqualified crew members for the flights.

The FAA's revocation order alleges that GlobalJet knowingly violated Federal Aviation Regulations, demonstrated a complete disregard for public safety, and poses an unacceptable risk to aviation safety.

GlobalJet has surrendered its air carrier certificate in response to the FAA's order. It has appealed the order to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).