The FAA has been busy with proposed penalties for alleged maintenance violations. Two civil penalties were proposed for Delta Air Lines. The first case was for alleged failure to repair a chip on the radome of a Boeing 737. According to the FAA, Delta operated the 737 for 20 flights after an FAA inspector reported the chip damage while conducting a preflight inspection on Feb. 25, 2010. The FAA is proposing a $687,500 penalty.
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 Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released details on June 24 of its investigation into the July 4, 2011 fatal crash of a Cessna Caravan 208B on takeoff from runway 33, the 3,000-foot gravel strip at the Pukatawagan Airport (CJR3), Pukatawagan, Manitoba.
Preliminary Report: Chartered Jetliners Suffer Fatal Crashes
FedEx Express is converting its entire fleet of 250 Cessna 208 Caravans from de-icer boots to CAV Aerospace TKS ice-protection systems and Garmin G600
A Cessna Grand Caravan with a special 25th anniversary paint scheme is on display at this year’s NBAA at the OEM’s static display at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Cessna delivered the 2,000th Caravan in September. The aircraft was first delivered in 1985. Since then the single-engine turboprop has been certified in 100 countries and the fleet has amassed more than 13 million flight hou
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, Beagle Bay, Australia, Jan. 14, 2010–The turboprop single was cruising at approximately 9,500 feet en route to Koolan Island when the pilot noticed a drop in the engine torque indication and a corresponding decrease in engine oil pressure. He advanced the throttle, but the torque and oil pressure continued to decrease, so he diverted to the nearest airstrip.
Cessna 208 Caravan, Little Peconic Bay, N.Y., June 17, 2010–The float-equipped Caravan was taxiing in rough water and high winds after landing when it struck rocks, puncturing one of the pontoons and causing the turboprop single to capsize. The three passengers and pilot escaped the aircraft unharmed and made their way to shore.
Cessna 208B, Felipe Carillo Puerto, Mexico, June 13, 2010–The Mexican-registered Grand Caravan was destroyed and the two crew and seven passengers on board were killed when it crashed into a heavily wooded area approximately one-tenth of a mile from the departure end of the runway at Felipe Carillo Puerto Airfield. The Mexican government is conducting the investigation with assistance from the FAA and the NTSB.
Cessna 208B, Molokai, Hawaii, Oct. 15, 2009–The Grand Caravan was substantially damaged when its tail struck the ground during passenger loading operations. The aircraft was operating under Part 135 at the time of the incident. In a report to the Safety Board, Mokulele Airlines stated that the second-in-command pilot noted a load manifest discrepancy after the five passengers were loaded.