On November 8, 2018, the Office of Inspector General announced an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) role in authorizing small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, including the Agency’s automated system called the Low Alti
On January 12, 2021, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Jonathan Wolverton pleaded guilty to aiming a laser pointer at a police aircraft.
On January 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division’s Fraud Section charged The Boeing Company with conspiracy to defraud the United States.
On December 30, 2020, Howard Farley and Duc Hanh Thi Vu were indicted in the U.S.
The Office of Inspector General issued a memorandum to the Deputy Secretary to follow up on the Department’s recent audit request regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Flight Standards Service.
Weaknesses in FAA’s Supplemental Passenger Restraint System Authorization Process Hinder Improvements to Open-Door Helicopter Operations
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On December 4, 2020, a criminal complaint issued by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia charged Brian Booth with mail fraud for disclosing confidential information.
On December 1, 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration suspended Forest Kirst and his company, Kirst Aviation, and proposed their debarment. The suspension will last until conclusion of the debarment proceedings.
Alleged Drug Kingpin Arrested in Central Florida After Having Assumed Another's Identity For More Than 35 Years
On November 30, 2020, a criminal complaint was issued by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida charging Howard Darwin Farley for fraudulently obtaining a U.S. passport using the identity of a deceased child.
On November 20, 2020, Richard Sexton pleaded guilty and was sentenced in the State of Tennessee Criminal Court in Rutherford County to 2 years of probation, 100 hours of community service, and a $1000 fine for operating an aircraft without a lic