Oversight of Foreign Aviation Repair Stations

June 20, 2007

253 SR
The Subcommittee will examine the growing aviation industry practice of outsourcing maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) work. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for and provides oversight of all MRO work, including that which is outsourced. Some outsourced MRO work is conducted at foreign repair stations, which may or may not be FAA certificated. The hearing will explore concerns raised by aviation stakeholders regarding MRO work conducted at non-certificated repair stations, foreign or domestic.


Majority Statement

Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Calvin L. Scovel III

    Inspector General
    U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Ms. Margaret Peggy Gilligan

    Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety
    U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Robert Roach Jr.

    General Vice President - Transportation
    The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
  • Mr. Marshall S. Filler

    Managing Director and General Counsel
    Aeronautical Repair Station Association
  • Mr. Basil Barimo

    Vice President of Operations and Safety
    Air Transport Association
  • Tom Brantley

    Professional Aviation Safety Specialists