Enhancements Are Needed to FAA’s Oversight of the Suspected Unapproved Parts Program – US Dept. of Transportation OIG

“… Our audit found that FAA’s process for monitoring and investigating SUPs is not as effective as it could be, because of recordkeeping weaknesses and the lack of a management control to capture and accurately report the number of SUPs. Also, Agency oversight of industry actions to remove unapproved parts is ineffective because it does not consistently implement its process for notifying the industry about unapproved parts. As a result, FAA cannot be assured that unapproved parts have been removed from the system and no longer pose a threat to safety. …”

More at Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation

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