Colgan Air Responds to Proposed FAA Civil Penalty

Dépèche transmise le 15 septembre 2011 par Business Wire

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Strict compliance with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations is essential to Colgan Air.

In accordance with FAA rules and Company policy, Colgan Air regularly trains all of its Flight Attendants on the use of cabin fire extinguishers as well as all other safety equipment on every aircraft we operate.

This proposed fine is related to Flight Attendant training on the use of the cabin fire extinguisher; alleging that the bottle carried in the Q400 aircraft was a different type than the one used in training. Colgan Air was using the same type extinguisher for both the Saab 340B and Q400 training, although the Q400 extinguisher has a hose.

Upon notification and out of an abundance of caution, Colgan updated our training manuals and retrained all Flight Attendants to ensure full Flight Attendant understanding.

This occurred in Nov. 2009, and all flights during this period were completed safely and Colgan remains in compliance with these requirements today.

Safety is a top priority at Colgan. We intend to cooperate with the FAA and will respond to the allegations per their process.

Business Wire

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