Texas-based air cargo company Martinaire Aviation could receive a six-figure fine after being accused of noncompliance with hazardous cargo regulations.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $206,550 civil penalty against the Addison-based company, which operates scheduled and charter air services.
The FAA accuses Martinaire of violating U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations on 17 shipments accepted for air transportation on 12 flights between various cities across the country from April 1 to June 22, 2011.
“The FAA conducted a comprehensive hazardous materials inspection at the company’s headquarters on July 8, 2011,” the FAA said. “As a result of that inspection, the FAA alleges the airline routinely failed to complete documents properly and comply with the requirements for notifying pilots in command about hazardous materials transported as cargo.”
Martinaire, which did not respond when asked by the JOC if it will contest the charges, has 30 days from the receipt of the FAA's enforcement letter to respond to the agency.
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