FAA proposes fine against SkyWest Airlines

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore July 13, 2015 09:48

FAA proposes fine against SkyWest Airlines

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $911,000 civil penalty against SkyWest Airlines of St. George, Utah, for allegedly operating two aircraft that were not in compliance with federal aviation regulations.

The FAA alleges SkyWest failed to inspect the cargo door skins on two Bombardier CL-600 jets at required intervals. The inspections were required by an Airworthiness Directive (AD) issued in 2006 after cracks were discovered in the aluminium cargo door skin of a CL-600 during fatigue testing. SkyWest allegedly operated the aircraft on a total of 15,969 flights when the inspections were overdue. SkyWest has 30 days from receipt of the FAA’s enforcement letter to respond to the agency.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore July 13, 2015 09:48