An air charter company contacted AIN to warn about a customer who scammed $220,000 worth of charter flights through fraudulent credit-card payments. According to this company, which does not want to be named, the customer booked a trip from California to Utah and then to Arizona, claiming to be traveling with a well known rap performer.
Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) increased the fees it charges for various services on July 1, but it also lowered some fees. According to a CASA statement, “CASA is obliged to recover costs for regulatory services in line with the Australian Government’s cost-recovery policy.” Fees for issuing private, commercial and air transport licenses are lower, and the agency reduced a total of 22 fixed fees.
Van Isle Avionics is now accepting the Multi Service Card for payment. According to the Abbotsford, B.C. company, it is the first service-support provider in Canada–and one of the initial few around the world–to agree to accept the credit card for maintenance work. The card has traditionally been used for FBO services and products such as fuel, ramp charges, air navigation and airport fees and catering.