FAA’s revamped administrative requirements for air carriers that contract out maintenance is being finalized and should be published by mid-year, the FAA’s Maintenance Division chief reports. The contract maintenance notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), issued in November 2012, calls for Part 121 and some Part 135 operators to tailor their manuals to better suit contractors, rather than legacy in-house operations. Operators also will be required to keep updated, more detailed ...


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