According to the indictment, Andrew K. Anderson, 57, through his Cartersville-based Aviation Consultants LLC, fraudulently obtained more than $600,000 in a scheme that involved the certification of modifications to aircraft that were never issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The indictment against Anderson stated Aviation Consultants LLC was contracted to obtain a Supplemental Type Certificate for modifications to a Boeing 747 aircraft owned by the Dubai Air Wing, an agency of the government of Dubai.
DAW contracted with a Singapore company to provide the aircraft overhaul. That company, in turn, contracted with Aviation Consultants to obtain the FAA certificate approving modifications to the aircraft.
On Jan. 11, 2010, Anderson allegedly sent an email to an employee of DAW attaching a copy of the STC, which was never issued by the FAA.
Aviation Consultants was then paid $398,000 for its services during a seven-month period of time.
Anderson and his Cartersville company were also allegedly involved in the issuance of non-existent STCs for work on two Avro RJ85 aircrafts owned by DAW.
A Canadian-based company, Avmax Group Inc., which hired Aviation Consultants to obtain the STCs from the FAA, refurbished the smaller aircraft.
Avmax purportedly paid Aviation Consultants $263,395 during a 19-month period of time in 2008 and 2009 for the services that were never legally performed.