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It’s Past Time to End the Double Standard in Aircraft Maintenance

By Larry I. Willis

Think about the last time you or a family member flew on a commercial airplane. It may surprise you to learn there is a pretty good chance that the aircraft had maintenance work performed at a repair station located in a foreign country.

Why does this matter?

Even though foreign-based repair stations are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to work on U.S. aircraft, they do not need to meet the same security, safety and oversight rules as U.S.-based repair stations. Let me say that again: based on location, aircraft maintenance is allowed to operate with two sets of standards.

Read more in the Huffington Post.

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