For Immediate Release

June 27, 2012
Contact: Lynn Lunsford
Phone: (817) 222-4455

FORT WORTH – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $206,550 civil penalty against Martinaire Aviation, of Addison, Texas, for violating U.S. Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations.

The FAA conducted a comprehensive hazardous materials inspection at the company’s headquarters on July 8, 2011. As a result of that inspection, the FAA alleges the airline routinely failed to complete documents properly and comply with the requirements for notifying pilots in command about hazardous materials transported as cargo.

The allegations involve 17 shipments of hazardous materials Martinaire accepted for transportation by air on 12 flights between April 1 and June 22, 2011.  Martinaire is a scheduled air cargo and cargo charter company. The flights operated between various cities across the country.

Martinaire has 30 days from the receipt of the FAA's enforcement letter to respond to the Agency.