Aviation

Arrest over alleged fake plane parts scam that affected Ryanair and other airlines

A raid took place at dawn in London

Ryanair, American and Delta were among the airlines affected

Fraud investigators have launched an investigation into a company suspected of supplying fake aircraft parts used by airlines across the world.

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said its investigators carried out a dawn raid at a site in London used by AOG Technics, and arrested one person who remains in custody.

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and its counterparts in the EU and the US issued alerts earlier this year warning aviation businesses about ...