Broad View Of GARA Opens Doors For Aircraft Manufacturers

Law360, New York (November 9, 2012, 2:34 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the statute of repose created under the General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994 (GARA) provides an aircraft’s individual component parts’ manufacturers the same protections as the aircraft manufacturer itself. This is true even where the component part in question is used and becomes incorporated on a later delivered aircraft that is not entitled to such protection.

Eliminating the potential distinction between new and used component parts incorporated into a newly delivered aircraft, the decision is largely favorable...
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