Air China Order 2022-2-5
This consent order concerns violations by Air China Limited (Air China) of 14 CFR Part 259 and 49 U.S.C. § 41712 with respect to flights that experienced an excessive tarmac delay in January and November 2018. Specifically, Air China failed to adhere to the assurance in its contingency plan for lengthy tarmac delays that the carrier would not permit an international flight to remain on the tarmac for more than four hours without providing passengers an opportunity to deplane. This order directs Air China to cease and desist from future similar violations of 14 CFR Part 259 and 49 U.S.C. § 41712, and assesses the carrier $300,000 in civil penalties.