Repair station oversight was a hot topic inside the Washington, D.C., beltway for a few weeks as 2005 came to a close, starting with a Senate subcommittee hearing in mid-November and cresting with the release of a DOT Inspector General report on non-certificated repair facilities a month later. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee's aviation subcommittee convened on Nov. 17 for a hearing on aviation safety. Among the topics on the agenda -- "contract" maintenance. ...


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