Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Hazardous Materials Violations at Bradley International Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a civil penalty of $689,800 against FedEx for allegedly violating U.S. Dept. of Transportation hazardous materials regulations. The FAA alleged that, in 89 instances from June 13 to September 4, 2009, FedEx failed to provide pilots with complete and accurate information on the nature, quantity, and weight of hazardous materials loaded on their aircraft. The FAA also alleged that, between June 18 and August 26, 2009, FedEx accepted four shipments of hazardous materials for transportation by air when those materials were not accurately described and certified in the accompanying shipper’s documents. The alleged violations were found during an inspection of the FedEx cargo-handling facility at Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Conn.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Enforcement Letter
Contractors Involved Penalty
FedEx Corporation $689,800
Further Information Released
FAA Enforcement Letter 7/14/2011
FAA Press Release 7/14/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database