Fri, May 18, 2012
Alleges Transportation Of Hazardous Materials
The FAA is proposing a $395,850 civil penalty against US Airways for allegedly violating U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations.
The FAA conducted a periodic dangerous goods inspection of US Airways' facilities at Hartford’s Bradley International Airport (BDL), May 10-18, 2010. As a result of the inspection, the FAA alleges the airline committed various violations between Feb. 26 and May 12, 2010. The alleged violations involve 12 flights to or from BDL.
In one instance, the Transportation Security Administration discovered, while inspecting passenger checked baggage, that US Airways had accepted an undeclared shipment containing ten disposable cigarette lighters filled with flammable gas. The FAA alleged the airline failed to notify the FAA of this discrepancy.
In another instance, US Airways offered an improperly packaged shipment containing wet cell batteries filled with alkali, a corrosive, for transportation by air on a US Airways passenger-carrying flight.
The FAA also alleged the airline failed to provide pilots with the required "accurate and legible written information" regarding 23 shipments of hazardous materials it accepted for transportation by air.
US Airways has 30 days from the receipt of the FAA's enforcement letter to respond to the agency.
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