Repair station oversight criticized again; JT8D Service Bulletin compliance problem; new EASA director has maintenance background.
FAA, responding to a Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of the Inspector General (IG) audit, has pledged to tweak the way it conducts repair station oversight in an effort to match an increase in airline reliance on outsourcing. But don't look for any sea-changes. Most of the IG's recommendations -- and FAA's pledges -- should sound familiar to the MRO world: improve quality of data collection; make that data more widely available to FAA inspectors via various databases; and ensure ...
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