Sky Lease must pay USD 422,000
The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a USD 422,500 civil penalty against Sky Lease of Miami, FL, for allegedly operating two B747 freighters on dozens of flights - within the USA as well as to and from countries including Bolivia, China, Canada, Colombia and Peru - without the required avionics equipment.
Between 21 June and 12 July 2020, the company operated the aircraft on 56 flights entering airspace around Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and Anchorage when they lacked the required version of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out, the FAA alleges.
The agency required aircraft flying in certain controlled US airspace to have this equipment which broadcasts an aircraft’s position, velocity and other information installed by 1 January 2020. (ah)