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11-01-2017, 07:56 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes an $869,125 civil penalty against Compass Airlines, LLC, of St. Louis, Mo., for allegedly failing to provide flight crews with complete weather information.
The FAA alleges the company, which does business as Delta Connection, operated 47 flights between May 18, 2015 and June 19, 2015 without correctly using an approved system for obtaining weather forecasts and reports of adverse weather. Compass flew to and from Monterrey, Mexico, without the required Mexican Significant Meteorological Information in its flight weather packages, the agency alleges.
“It is imperative that all operators have complete and accurate weather information,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “That ensures they’re aware of potentially dangerous clear air turbulence, thunderstorms and low-altitude wind shear, all of which could affect the safety of flight.”
The FAA further alleges that Compass did not notify its operations personnel about potentially hazardous meteorological conditions.
Compass has 30 days from receiving the FAA’s civil penalty letter to respond to the agency.

Thoughts? Insights?

11-01-2017, 09:30 PM
Guess we will see how this one plays out.

Curious if this is why we now get EVERY AIRMET/SIGMET on our releases now.

11-01-2017, 10:12 PM
Usually these are appealed and operators settle for pennies on the dollar, at most 5-10%.
It's related to the crew that got hail taking off out of MMTY when we operated there.

11-02-2017, 09:07 AM
Guess we will see how this one plays out.

Curious if this is why we now get EVERY AIRMET/SIGMET on our releases now.

Part of the reason we have LIDO as well..

11-02-2017, 05:38 PM
They will settle for some fine that is much less. If every airline paid every bit of every fine all the carriers would be broke.