FAA SHOWS ITS TEETH
The proposed $1 million fine against Illinois-based Airframe & Accessories Inc.(AAR) for illegally shipping oxygen generators on a passenger plane is a clear indication of how seriously the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is taking hazardous materials shipping violations. FAA has increased its hazmat work force five fold since the crash of a Valujet aircraft that killed 110 people in May 1996, a crash that was believed to have been caused by an improperly labeled and packed shipment of oxygen generating cannisters. The article reviews both the AAR case and other similar cases that show, not necessarily more violations but rather that the FAA has greater ability to uncover and respond to violations.
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- Publication Date: 2000-4
- Pagination: 1 p.
- TRT Terms: Air shipments; Fines (Penalties); Hazardous materials; Oxygen equipment; Regulatory constraints; Shipping
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00797419
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 5 2000 12:00AM