For Immediate Release
March 22, 2018
Contact: Lynn Lunsford
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Emergency Order of Revocation against Aviation Technologies, of San Antonio, Texas, for falsifying maintenance records.
The FAA alleges that between July 2015 and October 2017, a non-certified individual who was not an employee of Aviation Technologies performed work on a variety of aircraft parts. This person then contacted Aviation Technologies to provide paperwork certifying that the work was completed in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations.
During an investigation, FAA inspectors determined that Aviation Technologies issued documents stating that it had performed maintenance on approximately 89 aircraft parts, even though the company had never seen, inspected or observed the alleged maintenance performed on those parts.
The FAA further alleges that the parts were sold for installation on transport category civil and foreign aircraft, creating potentially unsafe conditions. The parts included control surfaces, thrust reverser components and other safety critical components. The FAA worked with Aviation Technologies to have all of the parts recalled.
Due to the seriousness of the alleged violations, the FAA determined that enough evidence exists to immediately revoke Aviation Technologies’ Air Agency Certificate.
Aviation Technologies surrendered its certificate. The company has 10 days from the issuance of the FAA’s Emergency Order of Revocation to file an appeal.