Campbell Oil and Executive Aircraft Services strongly disagree with FAA Notice
Elizabethtown, NC – 8 October 2021 – The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty against Campbell Oil Company and Executive Aircraft Services, Inc. alleging violations of various regulations in connection with aircraft operations. Campbell Oil Company and Executive Aircraft Services strongly disagree with the allegations contained in the Notice including the FAA’s improper attempt to impose personal liability on Campbell’s president, Brian D. Campbell.
“We take regulatory compliance very seriously and because of this, we have stayed in constant contact with the FAA’s Greensboro Flight Standards District Office to ensure that the operations of our aircraft comply with the applicable regulations,” stated Brian Campbell, President and CEO for Campbell Oil. “Despite thorough review of the operations involving our aircraft, at no time has the Greensboro FSDO indicated that these operations were in any way contrary to the regulations. This certainly leads us to question the motives behind the FAA’s investigation and present actions.”
Campbell added, “We have welcomed oversight and scrutiny of the operations involving our aircraft from the beginning, and we have been transparent in notifying the FAA of such operations since 2013. It is very frustrating that we have received from the FAA conflicting interpretations with respect to the regulations applicable to the operations of our aircraft and are now suffering as a result of this inconsistency.”
“While Campbell and Executive Aircraft are disappointed with the FAA’s actions, we are hopeful that we will be able to reach a reasonable and satisfactory resolution with the FAA. If that is not possible, we will vigorously defend ourselves against these false allegations and believe a court will agree with our position and reject the FAA’s actions.”