Feds Want Limits on Companies Hiring Ex-FAA Inspectors

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to strengthen the rule governing what types of positions former FAA employees can hold at airlines and other operators after leaving the FAA.
According to an FAA statement, "the proposed rule would prohibit air carriers, flight schools, repair stations and other certificated organizations from employing or contracting with former FAA inspectors and managers to represent them in agency matters if the former employee had any direct oversight of the certificate holder in the preceding two years. This rule also would apply to anyone who owns or manages a fractional ownership program aircraft."

The FAA is asking for public comments until February 19, 2010. The text of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is available on the Federal Register website here (100 KB PDF).

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By Planet Data