City responds to FAA’s plan to fine Dayton airport over $100,000

DAYTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said it is proposing to fine the City of Dayton for allowing multiple flights to arrive and depart the airport in 2020 without the proper emergency vehicles in service.

The FAA accused the Dayton International Airport, which is run by the city, “for allegedly allowing seven flights to arrive and depart on Feb. 13, 2020, while (James) M. Cox International Airport did not have adequate Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicles in service,” according to a statement.

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The fine being proposed is $167,343, the FAA said.

“The City of Dayton Department of Aviation will appeal the Proposed Civil Penalty and will not comment until after the appeal hearing and a final decision has been made by the FAA,” the city said in a statement Tuesday. “The City of Dayton will release the results of the appeal hearing once a final determination has been made by the FAA regarding this issue.”

The FAA said the airport did not notify the FAA or air carriers of this vehicle shortage as required by the Airport Certification Manual

The FAA has given the city 30 days to respond to the enforcement letter that was sent.