JAMAICA, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltia Air Lines, Inc. (BLTA) announced today that on February 17, 2016 it has received notification from the Federal Aviation Administration stating the notice of proposed denial, dated November 16, 2015 will not be withdrawn. Baltia intends to request a formal hearing with the assigned hearing officer from the FAA within the next 10 days.
Mr. Russell Thal, President of Baltia Air Lines, stated, "We will request a formal hearing with the FAA in the allotted time frame. It is our position that we have sufficient proof that we should have passed the mini evacuation phase and moved on to obtain our certification as a 121 carrier. The notice we received moves the process along. Waiting for months for a response from the FAA has been a stressful experience. We are eager to move the project forward and being able to present Baltia's position at the hearing will expedite Baltia's Air Carrier Certification." Mr. Thal further stated, "Baltia's staff and FAA counsel remain positive about obtaining a favorable outcome in regards to the Air Carrier Certification."
Baltia's staff at Willow Run and JFK continue to work diligently towards certification and on all other general business matters. Our Michigan staff is working closely with the local FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) at Willow Run on a daily basis. The staff also continues to produce all necessary manual and Safety Management System (SMS) revisions as required.
William E. Kassar, Jr.
Director, Investor Relations
Baltia Air Lines
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