Federal agencies are proposing a fine of over $ 2 million on an Indianapolis charter aircraft carrier and its employees after accusing the company of operating illegally for nearly a year from 2017.

The Federal Aviation Administration proposed civil penalty against Indy Jet Management LLC on Friday. Officials say the company has operated about 168 flights with unqualified pilots or without the required aviation certificates or operational specifications. The pilots have failed to take the training, tests and competency checks required by the administration, the agency claims.

According to the FAA, the flights took place between March 2017 and February 2018.

The agency involved the following partners: Gary Aletto, GSA Investment Inc., AirXL LLC, Excel 2 LLC, Excel 3 LLC, Excel 4 LLC, CJI LLC, Indy Bravo LLC, Bradley Cable, Citation Management LLC and Indy Jet Management LLC.

The parties have 30 days to respond, the agency said.

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