FAA and UPS are at odds over nine unapproved airframe repairs missed during an extensive audit, which the agency conducted to address what it determined were shortcomings in the carrier’s maintenance records. The repairs, made to two DC-8s and two MD-11s, were not completed by agreed-upon deadlines, FAA contends. The four aircraft—which FAA allowed to operate with the unapproved repairs during the audit—completed about 400 flights after the deadlines passed. As a result, FAA has proposed ...
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