FAA Proposes Tightening Of Maintenance Outsourcing Rules
By Andrew Compart firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: AWIN First
The representative also “must be available to personally observe the covered work being done to the extent necessary to ensure it is being done properly.”
The FAA Modernization and Reform Act mandated those types of changes only for Part 121 carriers, but the FAA is proposing to have them cover Part 135 carriers as well, if they operate aircraft configured with 10 or more passenger seats. That is because the FAA says it has found similar problems in that category regarding “insufficient oversight” and maintenance programs being followed.
Regarding inadequacies with the list of providers, the proposal would be more concrete in its requirement for names, addresses and description of work, and require that the information be provided to the FAA Certificate Holding District Office and updated monthly.