The plaintiff’s lawyers, as a result of the present GARA, have shifted their attention away from the aircraft manufacturers and have begun to focus more litigation on repair facilities, parts manufacturers, and the owners and operators of aircraft. GARA presumes that an aircraft is safely constructed and designed after 18 years since manufacture; therefore, lawyers must now direct their lawsuits more toward maintenance providers, owners, and parts manufacturers.
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