Tue, Jun 30, 2009
Some Parts Were Not Airworthy, Prosecutor Said
The owner of Quality Aircraft Support in Ninety Six, South
Carolina has been ordered to pay $403,000 in fines and serve three
years probation for continuing to repair parts for commercial and
military aircraft a decade after his FAA certification had
According to The Greenville News, Jerry Comeaux surrendered his
air agency certificate number, which allowed him to sign off on
parts repairs, in April of 1996. He surrendered his certificate
amid allegations he was performing substandard work. The 2008
indictment said Comeaux continued to perform repair work without
the certificate, using fraudulent forms that left out references to
the FAA. The forms were "substantially similar" to official forms,
the indictment charged.
Comeaux pleaded no contest to the charges. His wife, Vicky
Comeaux, had been the office manager for Quality Aircraft Support.
Charges against here were dropped as part of a plea arrangement.
She had overseen documentation for work on government
According to the indictment, all parts obtained or repaired by
Comeaux after he surrendered his certificate in 1996 were "suspect
unapproved parts." The couple had also been charged with money
laundering, mail fraud, and wire fraud.
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