FAA Proposes $395,850 Civil Penalty against US Airways

 - May 28, 2012, 4:05 PM

The FAA is proposing a $395,850 civil penalty against US Airways, for allegedly violating U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations.

As the result of a inspection of the airline’s facilities at Hartford Bradley International Airport (BDL) from May 10 to 18, the FAA alleges the airline committed various violations between February 26 and May 12, 2010, involving 12 flights to or from Bradley. In one instance, the TSA discovered undeclared cigarette lighters in checked baggage, while another incident involved improperly packaged alkali batteries being loaded onboard.

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.