Aeronautical Repair Station Association

Repair Station Security Rule: 7 Days & Counting


As ARSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher blogged in early April, the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) final repair station security rule is on the last leg of review by the Office of Management & Budget (OMB). With seven days remaining in the 90-day review period, the big question remains, “Will the TSA finally issue regulations to allow the FAA once again to certificate new repair stations?”

All indications are that the OMB will likely not finalize a rule, and therefore the FAA’s inability to certificate new part 145 foreign repair stations will continue. Sadly, these continued delays prevent U.S. companies from accessing international markets and serving customers, stifling growth in the industry. Further, U.S. air carriers are reluctant to add new international destinations because of the ban.

So, who has had enough of the bad legislation Congress enacted leading to bureaucratic delays? Please take a moment to visit to tell those in Congress who created this mess to fix it today! The FAA must be permitted to certificate new foreign repair stations once again.

Rest assured, should next Wednesday come and go without notice that OMB has completed its 90-day review, ARSA will continue to fight to lift the foreign repair station ban.


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June 5th, 2013




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