California Pacific Airlines is facing an imminent deadline from the FAA to prove that the airline meets all operational requirements. The FAA has set a deadline of February 25th, 2013 for the airline to meet requirements as set out by the regulator.
According to various reports, the main issue is the performance of the airline’s chosen aircraft, an Embraer 170, to meet emergency single-engine out requirements.
Other reports point to the airline’s training, operations, and other concerns the FAA has with the airline. California Pacific has indicated that they have met the performance requirements and will solve the balance of the FAA’s concerns by the deadline date.
California Pacific still plans to launch service with two Embraer 170s with service to the Bay Area, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Cabo San Lucas.