I would recommend two things to the FAA to help them improve air transport safety. First, FAA should consider charging fines that are two or more times higher than the maintenance costs for companies that fail to service their planes regularly as per the existing requirements. Hefty fines may convince airline companies that not going for maintenance operations is not worth it. Second, FAA should regulate maintenance facilities across the country. IT should create standards and requirements that plane repair facilities must meet to remain in operation. Doing so will ensure that airline companies take their assets to qualified mechanics only.
Additionally, FAA must release a comprehensive aircraft maintenance manual and checklist to help mechanics complete their duties more effectively and accurately. Some facilities offer poor maintenance services to planes, leading to occasional fatal crashes, and the FAA’s move to regulate them might reverse this trend.