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January 28, 2002

FAA Proposes $192,500 Civil Penalty Against Eagle Aviation Services, Inc., for Hazardous Materials Violations

FORT WORTH -- The Federal Aviation Administration has
proposed to assess a $192,500 civil penalty against Eagle
Aviation Services, Inc., of Fort Worth for allegedly violating
Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

FAA alleges that in August, 1999, Eagle Aviation Services
improperly offered a fiberboard box containing an oxygen
generator to Federal Express Corporation for transportation by air.
An unexpended oxygen generator is a chemical hazardous material
classified as an oxidizer. Eagle Aviation Services was aware of
this incident on August 19, 1999, but failed to report it to the
Federal Aviation Administration until September 28, 2000.

Eagle Aviation Services offered the hazardous material for
transportation when it was not packaged, marked, classed,
described, documented, or in condition for shipment as required
by regulations. Eagle Aviation Services also failed to ensure
employees were trained to properly package and handle hazardous
materials, and did not make available at all times the required
emergency response information.

Eagle Aviation has 30 days from receipt of the FAA notice to
submit a reply to the agency. This announcement is made in
accordance with the FAA's practice of releasing information to the
public on newly issued enforcement actions involving penalties of
$50,000 or more.





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