September 1, 2009 - 9:32am

The FAA has decided to require a retest for 1,400 mechanics who used Tobias Aerospace Services, an FAA-approved airplane mechanic testing facility. The agency shut down the San Antonio operation last fall and pulled owner Bryan Tobias’s designated mechanic examiner rating when it became suspicious of an “unusually high success rate and volume of mechanics tested and certified” by Tobias.

August 5, 2009 - 12:20pm

The FAA plans to retest 1,400 people who passed the A&P written, oral and practical exams at Tobias Aerospace Services, an airplane mechanic testing facility in San Antonio. Tobias was shut down by the FAA last fall and the agency pulled owner Bryan Tobias’s FAA-designated examiner status; he denies any wrongdoing.