Summary: H.R.5119 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House (07/29/2020)

Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act

This bill addresses safety standards related to foreign aircraft repair stations.

Among other things, the bill

  • requires that all foreign aircraft repair stations be subject to at least one unannounced safety inspection each year;
  • requires air carriers to submit monthly reports to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with respect to maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alternations of an aircraft;
  • sets forth minimum qualifications for mechanics and others working on U.S. registered aircraft at foreign repair stations; and
  • establishes a moratorium on FAA certification of new foreign aircraft repair stations if certain regulations are not implemented within one year.