Passenger carriers aren't as lucky in pleas for door relief; FAA may need to boost repair station surveillance; FAR Part 145 interpretation seminars established.
With just a few weeks remaining before the April 9 deadline to have cockpit doors upgraded, FAA wasn't wavering on its insistence that flight deck security would be achieved on a one-level-of-safety basis. But cargo carriers that were affected by the mandate got a reprieve from an unlikely source: Congress. In mid-February, FAA denied requests from AirTran Airways and American Airlines to fly some planes past the deadline without the new doors. ``This date has been known for a year ...
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