October 25, 2019 / 1:38 PM / a month ago

U.S. FAA revokes repair station certificate of Xtra Aerospace

Oct 25 (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday issued an order to revoke the repair station certificate of Xtra Aerospace LLC, which repaired a sensor suspected of contributing to the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX a year ago.

"Xtra failed to comply with requirements to repair only aircraft parts on list of parts acceptable to the FAA that it was capable of repairing," the FAA said. bit.ly/33Zdlht

A final report into the Lion Air 737 MAX crash by Indonesian investigators seen by Reuters recommended that the FAA improve oversight of maintenance organizations.

Xtra Aerospace had conducted a repair on a Lion Air sensor that was miscalibrated, the report said, and gave erroneous readings that led to the activation of an anti-stall system that pushed down the plane’s nose. (Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva)

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