LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 27295 posts, RR: 50 Posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 16009 times:
The DOT Air Carrier Fitness Division eysterday issued a reminder to California Pacific Airlines that time is running short on fulfilling departmental requirements by the airline.
In 2011, following the issuance of the carriers economic authority, the carrier has a 1-year period to meet additional conditions including achieving its Air Carrier Certificate and Operations Specifications from the FAA and launching commercial flight services.
The DOT has determined this 12-month deadline ends August 25, 2012, at which time the granted authority shall be revoked due to dormancy.
The DOT states, CP Air may request a waiver, but cautions such waivers are not granted routinely.
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timf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 981 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 15435 times:
What does California Pacific still need to do before they are ready to begin service? They have an aircraft now, but how far along are they in staffing and training? Last I heard they were not planning to start service until sometime next year.
SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5924 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 15115 times:
The last info I have is that a second a/c is expected somewhere in the late August-September time frame and that might signal the start of scheduled, revenue flights. If that speculation proves to be true, then it seems quite possible that the August 25th deadline just might be manageable (but would probably require an extension?)
I can see CP Air getting off the ground with 2 planes, and then adding frequencies when their 3rd a/c arrives.
That makes no difference at all. Even if they had 200 airplanes already or 0 airplanes, for example, and not enough staff, it wouldn't still make a difference. They are required by law to have people in certain positions before they can fly. My question is: What is taking them so long?? The minimum they need, I believe, is a CEO, a COO, a safety manager, a chief pilot, a director of maintenance and at at least 1 A&P mechanic. That is not a complete list, but I am sure there are more positions required to be filled before they can get their 121.
Quoting usxguy (Reply 14): They will probably grant a short term extension
That is not how the DOT works. The only way to get ANY extension from the DOT is to basically kiss ass... meaning that they have to come up with a very, very, VERY good reason as to why the DOT should not revoke their license.
A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.