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New FAA ICA Policy Restricts Licensing Practices that Undermine FAA Approvals and Regulations

The FAA has released new guidance that clarifies the agency’s position concerning ICA licensing agreements. It will be unacceptable for ICA licensing agreements to include (1) Provisions that restrict sharing of ICAs between an operator and its maintenance contractors, (2) Provisions that restrict use of the ICAs where FAA has found the ICAs applicable (e.g. for PMA parts), (3) Provisions restricting the operator to only install OEM parts, (4) Provisions that require repairs or alterations to be OEM-approved, (5) Provisions restricting repair to only OEM-approved repair stations. Continue reading