Compañía Panameña de Aviación, S.A. Order 2023-8-6
This consent order concerns violations by Compañía Panameña de Aviación, S.A., d/b/a Copa Airlines (Copa) of 14 CFR Parts 259 and 244, and 49 U.S.C. § 41712. Specifically, Copa failed to adhere to the assurance in its contingency plan for lengthy tarmac delays that it will not remain on the tarmac for a lengthy period of time without deplaning passengers. Copa also failed to file timely the required tarmac delay written report and the required on-time performance information for a lengthy tarmac delay with the Department of Transportation (Department). This order directs Copa to cease and desist from future similar violations of 14 CFR Parts 259 and 244 and 49 U.S.C. § 41712 and assesses the carrier $130,000 in civil penalties.