It is well known and highly touted that there is a historically high level of safety in U.S. air transportation. The American traveling public has come to expect this level of safety in the skies. Key elements in maintaining this high level of air safety are specific federal regulations, along with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance, inspection, and enforcement activities. The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations include a framework of rules governing the design, manufacture, and use of aviation products and parts. The rules are in place to assist the aviation industry in maintaining its excellent safety record, and serve as a means to prevent unwanted or suspected deficient parts from being used on aircraft.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Sletten, S. J.
Suspected Unapproved Parts in the Aviation Industry: Consideration of System Safety and Control.
Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, 9(3).