FCC Settles Over Violation of Equipment Marketing Rules

The Enforcement Bureau of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reached a settlement with an aviation electronics company over the illegal marketing of products.

According to an Order issued in late December, the company, uAvionix, marketed some of its aviation devices to government contractors in the U.S. prior to receiving FCC equipment authorization for those devices. FCC rules require manufacturers of radio transmitters and other electronic devices that emit radiofrequency radiation to obtain the requisite authorization prior to marketing those devices to minimize the risk of interference with authorized communications.

As part of the settlement, uAvionix has admitted that it violated the Commission’s rules and will pay a $13,000 civil penalty. The company has also agreed to implement a compliance plan to prevent future such rule violations.

Read the FCC’s Order in connection with uAvionix.

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