The OIG announced an audit to assess the FAA’s suspected unapproved parts (SUPs) process. If an inspector comes and you are not up to speed, the consequences may be very bad.
According to Matthew G. Hampton, Assistant Inspector General for Aviation Audits, it is time again to “assess FAA’s procedures for (1) selecting, justifying, and measuring the outcomes of projects that received developmental funding, and (2) overseeing the execution of these projects.”
International aviation safety audits are most delicate. The basic notion that one sovereign may review the aviation safety organization of another sovereign strains the basic tenet of international law—comity among nations. The US’ review by…