FAA Appeals Decision for Air-taxi Operator

 - October 11, 2006, 7:35 AM

The FAA has appealed an NTSB administrative law judge’s decision in favor of Darby Aviation on its appeal following the March 23 FAA emergency suspension of its Part 135 certificate. The NTSB last month was scheduled to either affirm or reverse the judge’s decision. Darby Aviation is one of several companies involved in the operation of the Challenger 600 that overran the runway and crashed into a warehouse during an aborted takeoff at Teterboro Airport, N.J., on February 2. Darby’s lawyer told AIN the company would consider arguing its case before the U.S. Court of Appeals if the NTSB should uphold the FAA’sappeal and reverse the judge’s decision.