February 9, 2021
FAA Debars Alaska Company and Owner
On February 9, 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration debarred Forest Kirst and his company, Kirst Aviation, from participating in Federal contracting for 3 years. The debarment will end on December 1, 2023. In November 2019, the court convicted Kirst of obstruction of proceedings before Federal agencies during a National Transportation Safety Board investigation into an August 14, 2014, aircraft crash. Kirst had piloted the aircraft involved in the crash, which injured three Canadian tourists onboard; one of them later succumbed to his injuries.
Note: Suspensions and debarments are frequently for specific periods of time, and the Government Services Administration’s System for Award Management should be consulted to determine whether a company is currently suspended or debarred.