Eurowings GmbH - Order 2023-3-4
This consent order concerns violations by Eurowings GmbH (Eurowings) of 14 CFR Part 259 and 49 U.S.C. § 41712. Eurowings failed to adhere to the assurance in its contingency plan for lengthy tarmac delays regarding the timely deplaning of passengers. Specifically, the carrier permitted an international flight to remain on the tarmac for more than four hours without providing passengers an opportunity to deplane. This order directs Eurowings to cease and desist from future similar violations of 14 CFR Part 259 and 49 U.S.C. § 41712, and assesses the carrier $225,000 in civil penalties.