LAXintl
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FAA Fines ASA - Safety Violations

Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:16 pm

FAA proposes a $400,000 civil penalty against Atlantic Southeast Airlines for operating a CRJ aircraft when not in compliance with FARs.

FAA alleges ASA operated a CRJ on 49 revenue flights over 8-day period without an authorized signature on the airworthiness release and without an appropriate entry in the aircraft’s flight discrepancy log following maintenance work.

Press release:
http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=13928

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tdscanuck
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RE: FAA Fines ASA - Safety Violations

Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:01 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
FAA alleges ASA operated a CRJ on 49 revenue flights over 8-day period without an authorized signature on the airworthiness release and without an appropriate entry in the aircraft’s flight discrepancy log following maintenance work.

This appears to be a pure process/paperwork discrepancy. There is no evidence in the FAA press release that there was anything actually incorrect with the aircraft and no evidence of a "safety violation."

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RE: FAA Fines ASA - Safety Violations

Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:30 pm

It took them 2 years to issue a fine over one airplane being out of compliance for 8 days. Wow.
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RE: FAA Fines ASA - Safety Violations

Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:42 pm

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 1):
no evidence of a "safety violation."

Failure to adhere to FARs is considered a safety violation in FAA lingua franca.

Lack of paperwork can itself become a tragic broken link in the safety chain.
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RE: FAA Fines ASA - Safety Violations

Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:44 pm

It's just a proposal and not yet a "set in stone" fine. Seems as though the FAA fines an airline every other month, nothing to see here.
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