FAA Proposes $3M Fine Against Moser Aviation, LLC., for Allegedly Conducting Flights Without Chief Pilot

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $3,009,500 civil penalty against Moser Aviation in Englewood, Colo., for allegedly conducting 1,018 flights without qualified management personnel.

The FAA alleges that between January 2020 and May 2021, Moser Aviation conducted the  flights in multiple aircraft without a qualified chief pilot to oversee the operations. The FAA alleges that the company did not notify the agency of its personnel change within 10 days of the position’s vacancy, as outlined in the company’s operations specifications.  

The FAA further alleges that in June 2020, Moser Aviation falsely reported to the Denver Flight Standards District Office that its previous chief pilot was still working the position. 

Moser Aviation has 30 days to respond to the FAA after receiving the agency’s enforcement letter.