A report from the US Congress has found that there are a number of weaknesses in the Federal Aviation Administration’s airline maintenance oversight program. The report, which was seen by the Associated Press, has found that inspections to uncover serious maintenance problems are often delayed for years or focus on less critical problems. An FAA spokeswoman has confirmed that the agency has already made several changes to its inspection program that address problems raised by the inspector general, including a process to track overdue or incomplete assessments and ensure proper follow-up. The report claimed that the program that assesses an
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