Air Carriers¿ Outsourcing of Aircraft Maintenance

Air Carriers¿ Outsourcing of Aircraft Maintenance

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This is a review of the FAAAis oversight of air carriersAi outsourced aircraft maintenance. As of July 14, 2008, there were 4, 159 domestic and 709 foreign repair stations certificated by FAA to perform maintenance on U.S. aircraft. When an air carrier uses an FAA-certificated repair station to repair its aircraft or parts, the repair stationAis organization becomes an extension of the air carrierAis maintenance organization. This report: (1) identifies the type and quantity of maintenance performed by external repair stations; and (2) determines whether FAA is effectively monitoring air carriersAi oversight of external repair stationsAi work and verifying that safety requirements are met. Illustrations.We agree that initial and follow-up on-site inspections of essential maintenance providers (see FAA response to ... We will need to complete our definition as outlined in recommendation 3 to determine what the impact will be to require initialanbsp;...

Title:Air Carriers¿ Outsourcing of Aircraft Maintenance
Author:David A. Dobbs
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2009-03-01


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