Stevens Aviation Fined for Alleged Violation

 - January 17, 2008, 7:05 AM

The FAA proposed on March 19 to assess a $75,000 civil penalty against Stevens Aviation, the Greenville, S.C. aircraft service company, for alleged violations of hazardous-material regulations. The agency alleges that in December 2000 the company prepared five shipments by FedEx, each consisting of a fuel control unit containing residual fuel, that were not packaged, marked or documented as required. Stevens has until April 19 to reply to the agency. Stevens told AIN, “This is the first instance of any HazMat violation for Stevens Aviation. As a result Stevens has revised its shipping procedures to preclude further incidents. We are in the process of discussing this regrettable incident with the FAA; and we are hopeful of reaching an equitable settlement.”