As the ban on FAA certification of new foreign repair stations passes the five-year mark, the number of applications from companies seeking U.S. approval has grown to close to 90, according to the regulator. Industry groups maintain hopes that the ban could be lifted sometime in the upcoming weeks or next few months, but still fear it could take years for the FAA to process the backlog given limited resources. The U.S. Congress, frustrated over the lack of action on a mandated ...

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