The FAA is cracking down on suspected illegal charter operations, and recently issued a memorandum warning pilots and aircraft owners on illegal charters.

Since the provision in the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act, the FAA started publicizing more cases with civil monetary penalties in 2020 to bring attention to the issue. After publicizing three in 2018 and one in 2019, the agency has already published two cases requesting nearly $7.4 million in penalties in the first half of 2020. The FAA does not publicize every case, and more enforcement cases are underway.

The Federal Aviation Agency recently issued an ‘informational letter to pilots & aircraft owners‘, citing a trend in the industry towards connecting potential passengers to aircraft owners and pilots willing to provide professional services and warned to watch out for common pitfalls that could put them in violation of the federal aviation regulations.

Click here to view FAA’s Memorandum.

Wing Aviation is one of Top 25 FAA 135 Charter Operators in United States, and one of only a few operators to achieve both IS-BAO registration along with the ARG/US Platinum Rating.