AMFA is MIA once again.


Oct 20, 2007
Unions representing aircraft mechanics in the U.S. praised the FAA’s turnabout.

“This is a great first step toward addressing the scourge of offshoring the vital maintenance of U.S.-flagged passenger jets,” John Samuelsen, president of the Transport Workers Union. “We’ve been fighting this for years.”

Robert Martinez Jr., president of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, said the rule “will bring jobs back to the U.S. and improve passenger safety.”

The Transport Workers Union said that since 2017, foreign shops have added 35,000 jobs while U.S. shops have cut 5,000 jobs.

Samuelsen, the TWU president, said the FAA should go further by requiring that foreign workers meet the same licensing and criminal-records checks that apply to U.S. workers who maintain planes for airlines. He said the FAA should demand the right to make unannounced inspections of foreign shops.

The current requirement to give foreign shops 72-hours notice “is a gaping hole in security,” he said in an interview. In 72 hours, an airline or foreign operator “can clean up a mess that endangers U.S. flyers.”

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Maybe they’ll make another after the fact post here on this site no one’s ever heard of where they have a whopping 166 followers?

I’ve never seen any AMFA representation up on the Hill?