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City Skies, Inc., and Ronald E. Mays 2010-11-1

About this Order

This consent order concerns the unauthorized advertising, sales, and operation of charter air transportation by City Skies, Inc., (“City Skies”) and Ronald E. Mays (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Respondents”). Specifically, in the fall of 2009, Ronald E. Mays, through City Skies, over which he exercised primary control and direction, engaged in air transportation as an indirect air carrier without economic authority from the Department. The unauthorized air transportation operations by the Respondents violated 49 U.S.C. § 41101 and the Department’s Public Charter regulations (14 CFR Part 380), and constituted an unfair and deceptive practice in violation of 49 U.S.C. § 41712. This order directs City Skies and Ronald E. Mays, personally, to cease and desist from future violations and assesses Respondents, jointly and severally, a compromise civil penalty of $30,000. This order also prohibits Ronald E. Mays, personally, for a period of not less than 20 months from the date of issuance of this order from directly or indirectly engaging in air transportation or air commerce, or both, except as an air travel consumer. In addition, the order prohibits Ronald E. Mays from involvement with an air carrier or foreign air carrier or their agents, ticket agents, and with any other entity directly or indirectly engaged or seeking to engage in air transportation or air commerce or both.

Last updated: Tuesday, November 2, 2010