For Immediate Release
July 8, 1999
Contact: Kathleen Bergen
The Federal Aviation Administration Southern Region has proposed to assess a $99,000 civil penalty against Amerijet International, Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. for allegedly violating regulations concerning training employees who handle hazardous materials which are offered for transportation aboard aircraft.
A FAA inspection of the Amerijet cargo facility in San Juan, Puerto Rico in August 1997 revealed that nine cargo handlers had not received required training in identifying and handling hazardous materials. The workers were employed by a San Juan company contracted by Amerijet to provide cargo handling services. They handled hazardous materials on numerous Amerijet flights between May and August 1997.
Amerijet has 30 days from receipt of the FAA notice to submit a reply to the agency. This announcement is made in accordance with the FAA's practice of releasing information to the public on newly issued enforcement actions involving penalties of $50,000 or more.