The Federal Aviation Administration mentioned Friday that it’s going to bar Rhoades Aviation of Honolulu from flying or doing upkeep inspections till it meets FAA laws.
The company didn’t element Roades’ alleged shortcomings. The corporate didn’t instantly reply to telephone and e mail messages for remark.
The choice to floor the provider, which operates as Transair, is separate from the investigation into the July 2 ditching of a Boeing 737, the FAA mentioned. Two pilots had been rescued by the Coast Guard after the nighttime crash.
The corporate had one aircraft nonetheless in operation this week, a Boeing 737-200 just like the one which crashed.
The FAA mentioned it started investigating Rhoades Aviation’s upkeep and security practices final fall and advised the corporate about two weeks earlier than the crash that it deliberate to revoke its authority to do upkeep inspections. The corporate didn’t attraction the FAA’s choice inside the 30 days as required if it wished the case reconsidered, the FAA mentioned.
The pilots tried to show again to Honolulu after telling an air visitors controller that that they had misplaced energy in a single engine and feared that the opposite engine on the 46-year-old aircraft would additionally fail. Investigators with the Nationwide Transportation Security Board discovered the wreckage of the aircraft however haven’t but recovered the info recorders that would maintain clues about what induced the aircraft to go down.