Prevent outsourcing of domestic airline maintenance functions
from International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers
U.S. air carriers currently outsource 70 percent of their maintenance work to contract repair stations, with much of that work going overseas to stations that do not necessarily meet the safety and security rules in place at U.S. facilities. For example, the almost 700 foreign stations certified by the FAA to work on U.S. aircraft are not required to institute a drug and alcohol testing program that U.S. facilities and their workers must follow. Even worse, contract repair work is being farmed out to facilities that are not even certified by the FAA making oversight and quality control virtually impossible.
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