Column: Outsourcing maintenance cuts costs, but raises questions

05/21/2008 | MSNBC

MSNBC columnist Peter Greenberg says higher costs have forced airlines to outsource maintenance of their planes. He notes the FAA has said staffing levels are adequate to oversee outsourcing and the majority of maintenance centers remain in the U.S. Some observers say the outsourcing trend raises questions about the need for additional safety measures, including mandates for additional inspectors.

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