FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Red Eagle Aviation.
Press Release Summary:
March 5, 2014 - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed $90,000 civil penalty against Red Eagle Aviation of Kalispell, MT for alleged operation of Bell 206 helicopter when it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. Allegedly, Red Eagle operated said helicopter on numerous flights, including at least 80 revenue flights, from May 2011 to May 2013 without having performed required, periodic overhauls of tail rotor hub and main rotor mast assemblies.
Original Press Release
FAA Proposes $90,000 Civil Penalty Against Red Eagle Aviation
Press release date: February 26, 2014
The FAA alleges Red Eagle operated the helicopter on numerous flights, including at least 80 revenue flights, between May 2011 and May 2013, when the company had not performed required, periodic overhauls of its tail rotor hub and main rotor mast assemblies. The company’s alleged failure to perform these overhauls within the time period specified by the manufacturer meant the helicopter was not in an airworthy condition.
Red Eagle Aviation has 30 days from the receipt of the FAA's enforcement letter to respond to the agency.