US FAA needs to increase its oversight of noncertificated aviation repair stations and should consider limiting the scope of work such facilities can perform on behalf of airlines, according to a report released last week by the US Dept. of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General. The report, undertaken at the request of Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), revealed that contrary to FAA perception, noncertificated repair facilities "are now performing more significant work than anyone ...

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