International Aircraft Repair Station Lawsuit Attorneys in Florida Rescuing Your Repair Shop from Faulty Claims and Expensive Lawsuits
Aircraft repair shops assume significant liability when their technicians perform repairs, modifications, or general maintenance on airplanes. Failure to Follow Procedures (FFP) is one of the most prevalent issues among aircraft maintenance technicians. It causes maintenance-related errors, the number one cause of airplane accidents. Repair shops often get a bad rap because of it.
Operational failures such as repairs gone wrong or maintenance mistakes cost airplane owners and other customers significant dollars in unnecessary repairs. A lack of, or inadequate maintenance, also leads to dangerous situations like airplane accidents.
Maintenance mistakes that lead to airplane accidents or malfunctioning equipment result in lawsuits. Repair shops must protect themselves from legal disputes and false claims that threaten their reputation and finances.
Aero Law Center helps repair shops in two key ways. We help repair shops comply, avoid legal issues, and offer aggressive representation when repair shops fail to comply. Repair shops value that our services solve their business pain points.
What is a Part 145 Repair Station?
A part 145 repair station refers to an aviation maintenance facility certified under the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 145. Repair shops under this certification can engage in the maintenance, inspection, and alteration of airplanes and related products.
The part 145 regulation is the beacon of safety standards. The safety standards keep maintenance technicians safe and ensure a safe working environment. The result is a safe aircraft that flight crews can use to offer transportation to passengers.
Repair shops can maintain this certification or rating for 24 months if they comply with all applicable requirements of part 145. There are approximately 5,000 certified repair stations airplane owners can choose from, domestic and foreign, to meet growing maintenance demands.
Repair shops must comply with part 145 as it is integral to ownership and maintaining operational safety. Compliance with 145 prevents legal issues. As customer questions or concerns arise regarding your repair shop, contact Aero Law Center. Speak with our experienced attorneys regarding your part 145 repair station certification needs at 954-869-8950.
What is an Air Agency Certificate?
When a certified aviation maintenance facility refers to aircraft repair services or tasks they are authorized to perform, this falls under an Air Agency Certificate. An FAA repair station can only inspect, repair, replace or overhaul an aircraft for which it has been approved, per the faa.gov guidelines.
All certified shops must make this certificate visible to staff personnel, customers, and public inspection. This is helpful to aircraft operators new to the industry or for operators looking for a qualified repair shop for their aircraft, equipment, and technology.
Six general ratings pertain to every FAA repair shop, including:
Ratings are broken down into specified classes. For instance, an airframe rating has four classes—two classes for either large or small composite aircraft—while the other two are for either larger or small sheet metal aircraft. We help repair shops with the Air Agency Certificate process. Contact our office to learn more: 954-869-8950.
What Work Does a Repair Shop Do?
Every repair shop is different. Not every repair shop offers the same maintenance and repair services. When repair shops apply for an FAA repair station certificate, the business model and type of facility dictates the kind of maintenance it can offer customers. Aero Law Center can help repair shops with the repair shop certification process.
Repair shops receive a completed certification and FAA-issued ratings that describe the tasks airplane owners and other customers might be looking for. Some repair shops might call attention to specialized services or processes to attract customers.
A repair shop might offer some of the following services to its customers:
- Diagnosis of mechanical or electrical problems
- Oil changes and routine or preventative maintenance
- Fuel leak repair
- Replacement of defective parts
- Wing, brake, and electrical system repair, as well as repair for other aircraft components
- Scheduled or preventative servicing
- Inspection, testing, and modification activities
Repair shops should communicate their service offerings to help customers understand how they can assist with their specific aircraft maintenance and repair needs. Contact our attorneys to discuss your repair shop legal needs: 954-869-8950.
How Can an Attorney Help My Repair Shop?
We help repair shops deliver on their standard duty of care owed to airplane owners, airlines, and other customers that utilize their services. This also includes passengers, as poor maintenance can lead to mid-air collisions, take-off issues, engine failure, and other serious malfunctions.
Technicians of repair shops are often the only thing standing between the aircraft and a potential problem if an issue is not adequately taken care of. To avoid accidents and unpleasant surprises, our aviation lawyers help repair shops:
- Comply with all FAA rules and regulations, as well as certification processes for your repair shop
- Utilize the right tools in line with applicable standards and regulations
- Maintain accurate records
Aero Law Center also represents repair shops accused of negligent behavior or improper maintenance protocols. We will build a case in your defense to protect your rights. Contact us to schedule a consultation and speak with any one of our experienced repair station lawsuit lawyers: 954-869-8950.