The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration may examine and rate the following air agencies:
(1) civilian schools giving instruction in flying or repairing, altering, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers, and appliances, on the adequacy of instruction, the suitability and airworthiness of equipment, and the competency of instructors.
(2) repair stations and shops that repair, alter, and maintain aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers, and appliances, on the adequacy and suitability of the equipment, facilities, and materials for, and methods of, repair and overhaul, and the competency of the individuals doing the work or giving instruction in the work.
(3) other air agencies the Administrator decides are necessary in the public interest.
(Pub. L. 103–272, §1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1190.)
|Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|44707||49 App.:1427 (1st sentence).||Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L. 85–726, §607 (1st sentence), 72 Stat. 779.|
|49 App.:1655(c)(1).||Oct. 15, 1966, Pub. L. 89–670, §6(c)(1), 80 Stat. 938; Jan. 12, 1983, Pub. L. 97–449, §7(b), 96 Stat. 2444.|
In this section, the word "Administrator" in section 607 (1st sentence) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (Public Law 85–726, 72 Stat. 779) is retained on authority of 49:106(g). In clauses (1) and (2), the word "overhaul" is omitted as surplus. In clause (1), the words "course of" are omitted as surplus. In clause (3), the words "in his opinion" are omitted as surplus.
Pub. L. 106–181, title VII, §734, Apr. 5, 2000, 114 Stat. 170, provided that:
"(1) shall establish an aircraft repair and maintenance advisory panel to review issues related to the use and oversight of aircraft and aviation component repair and maintenance facilities (in this section referred to as 'aircraft repair facilities') located within, or outside of, the United States; and
"(2) may seek the advice of the panel on any issue related to methods to increase safety by improving the oversight of aircraft repair facilities.
"(1) nine members appointed by the Administrator as follows:
"(A) three representatives of labor organizations representing aviation mechanics;
"(B) one representative of cargo air carriers;
"(C) one representative of passenger air carriers;
"(D) one representative of aircraft repair facilities;
"(E) one representative of aircraft manufacturers;
"(F) one representative of on-demand passenger air carriers and corporate aircraft operations; and
"(G) one representative of regional passenger air carriers;
"(2) one representative from the Department of Commerce, designated by the Secretary of Commerce;
"(3) one representative from the Department of State, designated by the Secretary of State; and
"(4) one representative from the Federal Aviation Administration, designated by the Administrator.
"(1) determine the amount and type of work that is being performed by aircraft repair facilities located within, and outside of, the United States; and
"(2) provide advice and counsel to the Secretary [of Transportation] with respect to the aircraft and aviation component repair work performed by aircraft repair facilities and air carriers, staffing needs, and any balance of trade or safety issues associated with that work.
"(1) the date that is 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act [Apr. 5, 2000]; or
"(2) December 31, 2001.