Ø If your aircraft is over 14 years old it has to be scheduled for a complete physical inspection and records audit by the FAA? By the FAA during a C Check.
Ø European regulations for importing aircraft are far different than US regulations and it can cost you months and hundreds of thousands of dollars just to gain a Certificate of Airworthiness?
Ø Not all FAA approved STCs are approved for European aircraft?
Ø Some Boeing Service Bulletins (SBs) are not FAA approved? Do you know which ones?
Ø The B767 has an Airworthiness Directive that can cost upwards of $1,000,000 to accomplish?