FAA Proposes $175,500 Fine Against Airtronics, Inc., For Allegedly Conducting Unapproved Maintenance Operations
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $175,500 civil penalty against Airtronics in Watkins, Colo., for allegedly conducting unapproved maintenance operations.
The FAA alleges that Airtronics performed maintenance on approximately 20 aircraft between Aug. 15, 2019, and Nov. 20, 2020. The FAA alleges the company conducted these maintenance operations at a facility not approved under the company’s FAA-issued operations specifications. These outline what a company is allowed to do and where a company is allowed to operate.
The FAA further alleges that the company continued to perform unapproved maintenance operations at that facility despite receiving warnings from the FAA that its operations may violate Federal Aviation Regulations.
Airtronics has 30 days to respond to the FAA after receiving the agency’s enforcement letter.