- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Regulators say air carrier American Eagle used improperly trained or unqualified workers to de-ice planes for flights out of Sioux Falls last year.

The Texas-based airline is now called Envoy Air Inc. and is scheduled to meet with the FAA next month over its proposed $60,000 fine.

The FAA alleges that on six days in November and December, contractor Worldwide Flight Services allowed five employees who didn’t have proper training or qualifications to apply de-icing fluid on a dozen aircraft operated by American Eagle.

An American Eagle spokeswoman says the company received notice of the proposed penalty, is reviewing it and will discuss the facts with the FAA. She says it’s part of the FAA enforcement process.


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