FAA Hits Operator with $185,750 Fine for FAR Violation

 - July 16, 2012, 4:20 PM

The FAA is proposing a civil penalty of $185,750 against Kingfisher Air Services Air Safari of San Juan, P.R., for allegedly violating FARs when operating a Cessna 208B on 44 flights between June 2 and June 11, 2010.

The agency alleges that three pilots reported the turboprop single’s engine temperature exceeded take-off limits before the carrier took the required maintenance action. The engine maintenance manual requires the operator to send the engine to an overhaul facility for a light overhaul when such problems are reported.

The carrier failed to send the engine after the first and second pilot reports. Kingfisher Air has 30 days from receipt of the FAA’s civil penalty letter to respond.