U.S. regulators started talking about overhauling Federal Aviation Regulation Part 145 in the early 1970s. In 1989, the industry got its first look at a proposed new rule. Last month, FAA published its Part 145 re-write effort as a final rule -- but the job still isn't done, and much of the repair station world isn't pleased. FAA's final rule includes some significant changes from the latest draft proposal, issued in June 1999. Many of the changes were based on the 500-plus draft ...


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