FAA proposes $339k civil penalty against Montana company for operating flights with underqualified pilots

HELENA, Mont. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $339,716 fine against Helena-based Slice of the 406 LLC, and Minnesota-based 82 and Sunny LLC, for “allegedly conducting illegal charter flights.”

The FAA alleges between July 2017 and November 2018, 26 passenger-carrying flights were conducted without having the required FAA operating or air carrier certificates. The FAA also says the companies conducted flights without appropriate operations specifications, which outline what a company is authorized to do.