FAA Inspectors, Systems Specialists Prepare For Service Cuts
By Kerry Lynch
Source: Business Aviation
Beyond the basics of maintenance, FAA is also halting most training for systems specialists and new specialists – similar to controller training – cutting off an important pipeline of new workers, Perrone says.
Also impacting the agency are travel budgets, which directly hits the safety inspector staff, he adds. Not only will fewer inspectors be on hand to conduct basic duties, they will not be permitted to keep up their regular schedule of travel.
This means certification work for airplanes, airplane upgrades, alterations and new components may slow significantly. FAA is considerably slowing the number of new projects it will accept. It also means safety inspectors may not be available to immediately travel to an accident site, Perrone notes.