The FAA proposed a $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines, but there is a lack of transparency on whether the FAA will use enforcement or compliance.
The US DoT ordered Qatar to pay $185,000 in penalties for flights, that did not use US airspace nor had US citizens onboard, in FAA restricted airspace. Why the unusual extension of US jurisdiction?
Two airports are illustrating the intersection between economic development and safety functions. With good planning and comprehension of FAA regulation, the balance between these potentially conflicting interests can be maintained.
The Wallaesa v. FAA decision is a good reason to reflect on the safety implications of passengers interfering with a crew member.
Does this “trend” constitute a “failure” of the new compliance philosophy?
It’s time for Safety Management Systems implementation.