Georgia Aviation Consultant Sentenced for Producing Fraudulent FAA Supplemental Type Certificates
On October 11, 2012, in United States District Court, Rome, Georgia, Andrew K. Anderson was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $1,115,333 in restitution to his victims, and a $100 special assessment fee.
On July 23, 2012, Mr. Anderson pled guilty to conspiracy for his role in the forgery of a supplemental type certificate (STC), which falsely represented he obtained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modify a regulated aircraft. An STC is a certificate issued by the FAA to an applicant who alters, by introducing a major change in type design, an aviation product already subject to a type certificate. Mr. Anderson, owner of Andrew K. Anderson, Aviation Consultant, LLC, Cartersville, Georgia, was contracted by SIA Engineering Company to obtain STCs to make interior modifications to a Boeing aircraft owned and operated by Dubai Air Wing, a branch of the government of Dubai responsible for providing air transportation for government officials. Anderson subsequently forged the STCs and provided them to Dubai Air Wing purporting the STCs were issued by the FAA, when in fact they were forged documents.
This investigation was conducted with assistance provided by FAA.