FAA Enforcement Actions

Whether you are an airman, mechanic, repair station owner, air traffic control-tower operator, parachute rigger, aircraft dispatcher, or an airline, the last thing you want to see in the mail is a Letter of Investigation (LOI) from the FAA. While the urge to respond to a Letter of Investigation may be tempting, avoid this urge until you have spoken with your aviation attorney at The Ison Law Firm. An aviation attorney can help you avoid unknowingly making an incriminating statement to the FAA in response to your Letter of Investigation.
If the FAA insists on pursuing FAA enforcement actions or civil penalty against you, then the FAA will file a Notice of Proposed Certificate Action or Civil Penalty against the certificate holder. The FAA Administrator has the power to suspend or revoke the certificate of an airman, mechanic, repair station owner, or airline.
Typically, sanctions can range anywhere from a 30-day suspension to an emergency revocation. Moreover, the FAA can impose civil penalties against certificate holders and others for violations of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) up to $50,000.00. You will need a competent FAA Enforcement Attorney representing you at every stage of an enforcement action.
FAA certificate holders should also be aware that the FAA has little tolerance for certificate holders (pilots/mechanics) that have any record of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). Alcohol related offenses, whether on the road or in the sky, cause big concerns for the FAA. Consequently, there are many ways that a certificate holder can get tripped up by the FAA. If you’ve recently had a DUI or DWI, call your aviation attorney at The Ison Law Firm today to see what reporting obligations you have to the FAA.
Although physically located in Florida, the Ison Law Firm handles FAA Enforcement Actions nationwide. From Letters of Investigation to Notices of Proposed Certificate Actions or Civil Penalties or from hearings before administrative law judges and the NTSB to appeals in the United States District Court, the Ison Law Firm handles every aspect of an FAA Enforcement Action.


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