FAA Certified Mechanic Falsified Records at Pennsylvania Maintenance School

 

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FAA Certified Mechanic Falsified Records at Pennsylvania Maintenance School

By Mike Mitchell

 

 

July 23, 2009 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered the emergency revocation of Peter Sassonís airman maintenance certificate on July 10, 2009.  

Sasson, an FAA certified mechanic, admitted to OIG agents that between approximately July to October 2008, while a student at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) of West Mifflin, PA, Sasson systematically breached the schoolís computer database and falsified grades and FAA regulated attendance records.  

Sassonís deceptive actions allowed him to fraudulently receive a graduation diploma from PIA, which in turn provided Sasson a prerequisite to test for an FAA regulated Airman Certificate. Sasson also fraudulently inflated his grades to the degree that he was named the class valedictorian.  

On April 27, 2009, PIA revoked Sassonís Associate Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT), repealed his completion certificate in the FAAĖapproved AMT program, and nullified Sassonís status as valedictorian of his graduating class. (Also see FAA Repeats Mistakes Of The Past)
 

 

 
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