FAA Proposes $2.9 Million in Penalties Against Asia Pacific Airlines

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes five civil penalties totaling $2.9 million against Asia Pacific Airlines of Honolulu, Hawaii. 

The cases are as follows: 

$2,436,850 for allegedly using unqualified pilots on 163 Boeing 757 flights between Dec. 20, 2022, and Feb. 1, 2023. The FAA notified the company on Dec. 16, 2022, the pilots were unqualified but the company continued to use them. 

$250,000 for allegedly operating Boeing 757 aircraft on 121 flights without authority from an individual who was authorized to exercise operational control of those flights. The flights occurred between Dec. 20, 2022, and Feb. 1, 2023. 

$150,000 for allegedly conducting 30 flights with Boeing 757 aircraft that did not comply with conditions and limitations when certain equipment was out of service. 

$64,000 for allegedly failing to document engine monitoring and continually assess engine reliability for Boeing 757 aircraft used in Extended-range Twin-engine Operations Performance Standards (ETOPS) between at least Aug. 20, 2021, and Nov. 22, 2021; and failing to perform the required removal of an engine that exceeded allowable temperatures on a July 21, 2022, flight. 

$8,000 for alleged violations of safety risk management regulations. 

Asia Pacific Airlines has 30 days after receiving the FAA’s enforcement letters to respond to the agency.