Chalair and his manager condemned for “complicity in concealed work”

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THE Limoge criminal court imposed a fine on the French airline Chalair For “complicity in concealed work” because of’employment of portuguese cabin crew on a French interior line.

The court sentenced Chalair to a fine of 150,000 euros, including 70,000 euros suspended, for “complicity in concealed work“. The same court sentenced its leader Alain Battisti, who chaired the National Aviation Federation (FNAM) from 2013 to 2022, to a fine of 50,000 euros, including 30,000 euros suspended, and a suspended ban. , for two years, to exercise a commercial and industrial profession, or, to manage, administer, direct a commercial or industrial company.

On the other hand, the Limoge criminal court acquitted Chalair and its director Alain Battisti of “illicit labor loan“. The airline and its president appeared in June for facts concerning the Limoges-Lyon route, where Portuguese cabin crew, belonging to the Portuguese airline Lease Fly, worked for Chalair. The civil parties and the prosecution denounced this confusion between the airlines, intended according to them to allow Chalair to have staff at low cost and to avoid French social security contributions.

A specialist in regional air routes, Chalair has been operating in France since 1986 and has a fleet of around a dozen aircraft from 19 to 70 seats (Beechcraft 1900D, ATR 42-500 and ATR 72-500), for a turnover of annual business of 9.2 million euros in 2021.

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