FAA proposes revocation of Nantucket Express air carrier certificate

The US Department of Transportation´s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced it proposes to revoke the air carrier certificate of Nantucket Express, LLC of Nantucket, Massachusetts, for the alleged use of unqualified pilots on passenger-carrying flights, and for operating unauthorized aircraft, the company said.

According to the FFA, between March 2015 and September 2017, Nantucket Express conducted 76 passenger-carrying flights using three aircraft that were not listed on its air carrier certificate, and that unqualified pilots operated these flights. The pilots were unqualified by either not being listed on the air carrier certificate as an authorized pilot or by failing to pass a required knowledge test and competency and flight checks. Nantucket Express operated 39 of these passenger-carrying flights in an aircraft that had not undergone required safety inspections. The FFA also believes that between April 2016 and September 2017, unqualified pilots operated an additional 17 passenger-carrying flights.

Nantucket Express has 15 days from when it receives the Notice of Proposed Certificate Action to notify the FAA on how it will respond to the proposed revocation. If the company fails to respond within that time, the FAA will issue a revocation order.