repair station

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ICA Guidance Now Open For Comment!

The FAA has released two guidance documents for comment pertaining to the development and distribution of ICA. Continue reading


Customers Customers Customers!

The customers will be there in Istanbul in twelve days – will you? MARPA and AEA will co-host a PMA meeting in Istanbul on May 25-26. We have 29 customer-personnel attending the conference – these are air carriers and MROs that are interested in PMA solutions. Continue reading

MARPA Files Papers with the FAA on Proposed Repair Station Rule Changes

MARPA has filed comments in response to the FAA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning repair stations and their ratings. Although the ratings proposal was the centerpiece of this proposed rule, many of the proposals that caused the most concern were those unrelated to the ratings element of the proposal. Continue reading

SBA Repair Station Rule Roundtable

MARPA, as well as other members of the aviation community, recently attended a Small Business Administration roundtable to discuss the effects of the FAA’s proposed Aviation Repair Station rule. The FAA explained the the purpose behind the rule and members of industry voiced a number of concerns and objections regarding the costs and collateral effects of the rule. Continue reading

SBA Repair Station Meeting Rescheduled

The SBA roundtable, to discuss the FAA’s proposed Aviation Repair Station Rule and its potential effect on small business, has been rescheduled. Hurricane Sandy had caused the meeting to be postponed. Continue reading

SBA Repair Station Meeting Postponed!

The Small Business Administration’s small business roundtable to discuss the FAA’s proposed Aviation Repair Station rule has been postponed due to the severe weather effects of Hurricane Sandy. The meeting will be rescheduled in the next couple of days. Continue reading

Proposed Repair Station Rule Could Interfere with Repair of PMA Parts

Today, the FAA published a proposed amendment to the repair station rules, with a particular focus on a change in the repair stations ratings system. This proposal could have the unintended effect of decreasing the repair stations that are legally permitted to repair a PMA part, even though they are technically qualified. Continue reading

FAA Drug Testing Under Fire

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a “show-cause” order to the FAA, threatening to suspend the enforceability of the FAA’s drug testing rules. The FAA has until March 10th to file their response. The underlying issue behind the “show-cause” order is the FAA’s failure to perform the Regulatory Flexibility Analysis associated with the application of the drug testing rules to repair stations. Continue reading

FAA Delays SMS Deadline

The FAA has delayed the deadline for submitting comments on the Safety Management Systems (SMS) proposed rule. The new deadline for comments on the FAA’s SMS proposal is March 7, 2011. Continue reading

TSA’s Repair Station Security Rule is Coming!

TSA is one step closer to issuing security regulations for repair stations.  The draft notice of proposed rulemkaing has been submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review. Section 611(b)(1) of Vision 100–Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act, codified at 49 U.S.C. 44924, required TSA to issue “final regulations to ensure the … Continue reading