US FAA generally concurred with the findings of a Dept. of Transportation Inspector General report released last week that called for the agency to modernize its oversight system for aviation manufacturers to account for the increasing reliance on parts suppliers from disparate locations around the world. While the agency said it is moving to implement recommendations made by the IG, it emphasized that the report had not identified any "imminent safety issues." The IG claimed FAA's oversight ...

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