Evergreen International Airlines are fined US$4.8 million

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore September 27, 2010 14:40

Evergreen International Airlines are fined US$4.8 million

US aviation regulators have proposed a U$4.8 million fine on Friday (Sept 24) against cargo carrier Evergreen International Airlines for allegedly not training pilots fully on a new cockpit software system. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said privately-held Evergreen allowed pilots on more than 200 flights in 2009 whose training on the upgraded flight management system did not fully meet federal requirements. That system is an on-board computer network that helps the crew with satellite-based navigation and can assist with engine thrust control and fuel monitoring.

Evergreen is currently in full compliance with the training regulation, the FAA said. Evergreen said in a statement the case should never have been brought and represented a “good faith dispute” about appropriate training when the carrier changed from one flight management system to another. The company said it would challenge the proposed fine.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore September 27, 2010 14:40
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