Aviation maintenance professionals get little attention. Two stories merit consideration of this critical safety function performed in the hidden backyard of aviation.
Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUPs)
The Office of Inspector General issued a report suggesting the FAA may have diminished its attention to Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUPs). Private industry should take a hard look at the report and not rely on the FAA to find SUPs.
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.