FAA’s Aviation Safety branch is in a sequestration-driven staffing “free fall” and expects to continue shrinking into next year, FAA Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety John Hickey told MRO Americas attendees in Atlanta April 18. According to Hickey, the “significant” impact will be felt most in non-safety sensitive areas, like achieving new certifications. FAA’s safety group, responsible for setting and enforcing safety standards for all organizations, products, ...


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