US charter carrier True Aviation has been rapped on the knuckles for omitting compliance information concerning a falsified flight log in its pending commuter air carrier authority application.

Department of Transportation (DOT) Air Carrier Fitness Division Associate Director Lauralyn J. Remo, in a letter to True Aviation President and 100% shareholder Jesse Gallagher on May 17, 2023, ordered the carrier to explain why it kept quiet about this information. She ordered the company to review its previous submission and provide an affidavit rectifying its prior statements.

This comes after it was brought to the Department of Transportation’s attention that on September 2, 2020, the FAA had ordered the emergency revocation of True Aviation’s airline transport pilot, flight instructor, and ground instructor certificates based on a falsified flight log.

The company is now also required to report “any accident, incident, or enforcement action” in the past ten years involving True Aviation, its key personnel, or any relevant corporation and explain how the appropriate parties intend to prevent similar reoccurrences.

True Aviation must provide this information within 30 days from the date of the letter. Further processing of its commuter carrier application has been deferred in the meantime.

True Aviation has requested commuter authority to operate seasonal 5x weekly passenger schedules with a nine-passenger Cessna (twin turboprop) Grand Caravan 208B between Bozeman and Kalispell International.