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R & M Aviation, Inc 2010-5-1

This consent  order concerns  the unlawful  holding  out of air transportation  by R&M  Aviation, Inc.,  (R&M)  a licensed  direct air carrier, as "AeroCare Medical  Transport System,  Inc." (AeroCare), a name not listed on its Part 298 registration, in violation of 14 CFR 298.36  and 49 U.S.C. 41101. It also concerns unlawful conduct by AeroCare, which merged with R&M in 2009, at the time AeroCare was an indirect air carrier specializing in air ambulance services, but held out air transportation as a direct air carrier, without  the economic authority to do so, in contravention of 49 U.S.C. §§ 41101 and Order 83-1-36. These violations also constituted unfair and deceptive trade practices and unfair methods of competition in violation of 49 U.S.C. § 41712. This consent order directs R&M to cease and desist from such further violations and assesses R&M a compromise civil penalty of $60,000.

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