FAA Proposes $1.38 Million Civil Penalty Against Campbell Oil & Associates in North and South Carolina

Friday, October 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $1.38 million  civil penalty against Campbell Oil and other associated parties for allegedly conducting illegal charter flights.

The FAA alleges that between April 2017 and March 2019, the parties conducted approximately 154 paid passenger-carrying flights in two Cessna Citations and a Beechcraft King Air. The agency alleges that the parties did not have the required FAA operating or air carrier certificate. The parties also conducted flights without appropriate operations specifications, which outline what a company is authorized to do. 

The FAA further alleges that the parties conducted operations with unqualified pilots who did not complete FAA-required training, testing, and competency checks. 

The parties have 30 days to respond to the FAA after receiving the letter.