FAA Recalls 800 Furloughed Aircraft Safety Inspectors

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 1:43 PM EDT) -- Approximately 800 Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors furloughed by the U.S. Department of Transportation as a result of the ongoing government shutdown will be brought back, an aviation regulator said Monday citing an "essential" need to provide oversight to aircraft manufacturers across the U.S.

The FAA will recall more than 600 employees from it's aircraft safety standards department and 200 employees from its aircraft certification department, the FAA said in a statement. These employees — part of a group of 15,500 FAA employees furloughed when the...
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