The Federal Aviation Administration has given the owner of The Parachute Center an extension until Dec. 1 to respond to allegations that he failed to replace aircraft parts promptly and comply with safety requirements in 2008 and 2009.
Parachute Center owner Bill Dause faces a possible $664,000 fine by the FAA. He was originally required to respond by mid-November.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said he doesn’t know how long it will take for the FAA to decide on whether to fine Dause because Dause can request either a hearing before the FAA board or an administrative law judge. Therefore, the length of the process is uncertain.
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