US regional airline Silver Airways could lose its lease at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport if it does not pay rent and late fees for at least a year from 2021.
The airline is based in Fort Lauderdale and operates ATR-600 turboprop aircraft for passenger service and freight transport.
The Broward County Board will consider terminating Silver's lease at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at its regular meeting on April 18.
The panel received several pleadings detailing the county's efforts to recover the amount of silver, which at one time exceeded $1 million.
It is unclear how much of the airline is currently owed in unpaid fees for operating the terminal in Fort Lauderdale.
Silver Chief Executive Officer Steve Rossum told local media that his airline was still negotiating the lease with county officials.
The county says that if Silver Airways had acted on the 2021 proposal, the severity of the situation today would have been materially different.
According to Cerium's fleet statistics, the Silverlight fleet consists of 8 Large ATR 42-600s and 9 Large ATR 72-600s.
According to a follow-up notice from Broward County on September 1, Silver County owes less than $800,000.
"Most of them are criminals," the letter said. This includes a late fee of approximately $140,00 under the TBLA and a late fee of $110,000 under the LUA.
In another letter dated December 12, Silver owed $360,000 in gate fees, $59,000 in unpaid landing fees, $263,500 in unpaid rent and $261,000 in late fees.
After the county used the airline's deposit as a credit for the loan amount, the airline owed a total of $958,000.