AMFA Commends House Passage of Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act
Updated On: Oct 10, 2022
AMFA COMMENDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF GLOBAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SAFETY IMPROVEMENT ACT
CENTENNIAL, CO – October 10, 2022 – Before adjourning in September, the House of Representatives passed the Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act (H.R. 7321), calling for unannounced FAA inspections of foreign repair stations, minimum qualifications for mechanics and others working on U.S.-registered aircraft at foreign repair stations, data gathering and analysis, as well as additional safety improvements.
“Chairman DeFazio has been leading on the issue of aviation maintenance safety,” stated AMFA National President Bret Oestreich. “On behalf of the over 4,000 aircraft mechanics at Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines, AMFA applauds House passage of the Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act.”
“This proposed legislation gives credence to AMFA’s motto that safety in the air begins with quality maintenance on the ground,” noted Oestreich. “AMFA worked in conjunction with the House Aviation Subcommittee to tailor this legislation and we continue to engage the Senate to further to ensure our air transportation system is the safest possible system in the world.”