FAA proposes penalty of USD 101,250 against Exodus Aircraft

US Department of Transportation´s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced a proposed civil penalty of USD 101,250 against Exodus Aircraft for an alleged violation of a number of aircraft-operation regulations, the FAA said.

The FAA alleges that between May 5, 2019, and Dec. 27, 2019, Exodus operated an Embraer EMB-145EP airplane on 10 flights when the aircraft had not undergone required inspections and when the company:

-Lacked the required certificate or operations specifications to operate the aircraft.
-Used crew members who had not passed required tests and competency checks.
-Had not calculated the aircrafts empty weight and center of gravity and had not prepared a load manifest.
-Had not prepared the required policies and procedures manual and flight manual.
-Did not have authority from the person authorized by the certificate holder to exercise operational control over the flight.

Exodus has 30 days after receipt of the FAAs enforcement letter to respond to the agency.