Georgia Aviation Consultant Indicted for Producing Fraudulent FAA Supplemental Type Certificates
On December 20, 2011, in U.S. District Court, Atlanta, Georgia, Andrew K. Anderson was indicted on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud in connection with his role in the preparation and transmission of fraudulent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs). Anderson sent the certificates electronically to contractors employed by the Dubai Air Wing, which oversee aircraft operated for the Prime Minister of The United Arab Emirates.
Initially, the FAA charged Anderson, President of Anderson Aviation Consultants, for creating a fraudulent STC and four fraudulent Airplane Flight Manual Supplements. As a result, the FAA issued a Civil Penalty to Anderson based upon his conduct and revoked his FAA Designated Engineering Representative authority. However, Anderson refused to pay the Civil Penalty and created at least four additional fraudulent STCs. Based on Anderson's conduct a criminal investigation was opened. The fraudulent STCs created by Anderson were for aircraft registered to the Dubai Air Wing. Anderson obtained in excess of $630,000 as a result of his conduct.
This investigation was conducted with the technical assistance provided by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Note: Indictments, Informations, and Criminal Complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.