FedEx hit with US$689,800 FAA penalty

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a civil penalty of $689,800 against FedEx Corp, saying the world’s largest cargo airline violated US hazardous materials regulations.


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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a civil penalty of $689,800 against FedEx Corp, saying the world’s largest cargo airline violated US hazardous materials regulations.

FedEx failed to provide pilots with complete and accurate information about hazardous materials on board their planes in 89 instances from June and September 2009, the FAA said in a statement. This included instances where FedEx accepted four shipments of hazardous materials for air transportation that weren’t accurately described and certified in shipping documents, the FAA said.

“Pilots must know they are carrying dangerous goods so they can take all necessary safety precautions,” FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said in a statement. “Shippers and airlines must follow the rules so they are able to move these materials safely.”