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Letter to Representative Oberstar regarding FAA's Aging Airplane Safety Rule

On September 7, we issued the results of our review of FAA's implementation of the Aging Airplane Safety Rule. This review was conducted at the request of Representative James Oberstar, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Our review determined that while FAA and the industry have made important progress in implementing procedures for monitoring the aging aircraft fleets for larger air carriers, more work needs to be done to protect the safety of cargo operators and passengers flying on smaller aircraft.