For Immediate Release

Release No. ASW 04-02
January 29, 2002
Contact: John Clabes, Roland Herwig
Phone: (405) 954-7500

FORT WORTH — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently ordered the revocation of a Part 145 repair station certificate held by C&M Marine, Inc. of Addison, Texas, with the order effective December 27, 2001.

In its emergency revocation order, the FAA alleges C&M Marine, Inc. made fraudulent or intentionally false entries in life raft maintenance and inspection records. The repair station also failed to perform maintenance as per the manufacturers' prescribed procedures, and failed to properly train its personnel as required by the repair station's manual, among other infractions. The infractions caused unairworthy life rafts to be shipped to aircraft operators and to other facilities contracting with C&M for the repair and/or overhaul of life rafts, the FAA alleges.

The FAA says the certificate, which authorized limited specialized services and limited emergency equipment ratings, was surrendered on December 31st. A company may appeal an FAA emergency revocation order to the National Transportation Safety Board within ten days of being served the emergency order of revocation.