- Former FAA Safety Inspector Admitted Taking Bribes
- Timothy Cislo Forged False Airworthiness Certificates for Hansen’s Helicopters
On Thursday, a former FAA safety inspector admitted taking bribes in the form of clothing, dinners, cash, prostitutes, and even an aircraft from top executives at Hansen Helicopters on Guam.
According to Ainonline: “During Day 19 of the trial of USA v. John D. Walker (owner and CEO) and Hansen Helicopters, witness Timothy Cislo, formerly a $102,000-a-year FAA Honolulu FSDO Aviation Safety Inspector, said he took these bribes in exchange for falsifying multiple airworthiness certificates for Hansen’s fleet of more than 50 Hughes 369 turbine single-engine helicopters.”
According to Cislo, he was responsible for paperwork that would allow Walker, a licensed FAA A&P mechanic, to renew his aircraft inspector authorization.