A commercial pilot has been sentenced for offences of fraud, making false entries and altering entries in his pilot's logbook in order to obtain or retain employment with BA CityFlyer and Stobart Air.
Craig Butfoy of Matfield, Kent, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment at Snaresbrook Crown Court for four offences, relating to false representations he made to airlines about his flying and command experience and fabricated references.
Commenting on the case, Jonathan Spence, General Counsel at the UK Civil Aviation Authority said:
“The Civil Aviation Authority's prosecution and the sentence imposed show that offences of this kind are taken very seriously by the Civil Aviation Authority and the Courts. Pilot integrity is at the heart of aviation safety and we will take all steps necessary to maintain that position.”