FAA Proposes $167,343 Fine Against Dayton, Ohio, for Allowing Flights While Lacking Adequate Firefighting Capacity

Monday, December 20, 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a $167,343 civil penalty against the City of Dayton, Ohio, for allegedly allowing seven flights to arrive and depart on Feb. 13, 2020, while John M. Cox International Airport did not have adequate Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicles in service.

The FAA further alleges the airport did not notify the FAA or air carriers of this vehicle shortage as required by the Airport Certification Manual.

The City of Dayton, which owns John M. Cox International Airport, has 30 days to respond to the FAA after receiving the agency’s enforcement letter.