The FAA is trying to improve its oversight of domestic and foreign aircraft repair stations. But according to a report by the DOT's inspector general, progress has been slow and the agency is far from implementing all the changes he recommended two years ago. The report was done at the request of Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.). DOT IG Kenneth Mead said his office issued nine recommendations in July 2003 to improve repair station oversight that the FAA planned to put into place by this month. ...

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