Paradigm Jet Management - Consent Order 2017-4-2
About this Order
This consent order concerns violations by Paradigm Jet Management, Inc. (Paradigm), of 49 U.S.C. § 41712, which prohibits air carriers from engaging in unfair or deceptive practices in air transportation. Paradigm entered into an arrangement with IBX Jets LLC (IBX), in which Paradigm allowed its FAA safety authority to be utilized by IBX to engage in air transportation. IBX used this arrangement as a façade to deceive consumers while engaging in air transportation as an indirect air carrier without economic authority of its own.1 By so doing, Paradigm facilitated IBX’s unlawful conduct and, thereby, itself engaged in an unfair and deceptive practice and unfair method of competition. Accordingly, this order directs Paradigm to cease and desist from such conduct and assesses it a compromise civil penalty of $30,000.