ARSA RSS Feed ARSA LinkedIn
Contact Us Payment Portal

ARSA Urges Expedited TSA Action

Finding itself in the ironic position of requesting immediate rulemaking on unnecessary and potentially burdensome requirements; ARSA sent a letter to Administrator Kip Hawley of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) calling for an expedient notice for proposed rulemaking on repair station security rules. TSA must publish a final rule by Aug. 3, 2008, or the FAA will be prohibited from issuing foreign repair station certificates (with limited exceptions). This mandate results from the enacting of the 9/11 Commission Recommendation Act (Public Law 110-53), which was signed into law in early August, 2007.

ARSA emphasized that agency inaction will punish the industry and create harmful consequences. The letter stated, in part, “The Association certainly recognizes that TSA is confronted with a myriad of more pressing issues with only limited resources…However, the severe penalty necessitates immediate action.”

Click here to view ARSA’s letter.



More from ARSA

Report Shows Aviation Maintenance Connects U.S. Workers to Global Economy

Global trade in aviation maintenance creates jobs and business opportunities in every corner of the United States, a new analysis by ARSA shows. Florida, California and Texas top the list…Read More

Member Alert: New Association Management System

ARSA is transitioning to a new membership engagement tool. The “association management system” (AMS) will integrate with www.arsa.org through an online portal providing direct access for members to information, benefits…Read More

ARSA Joins Broad Coalition Urging Skills Education Reform

On June 14, ARSA joined more than 400 other organizations on a letter to Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) urging swift action to reauthorize the Carl D.…Read More

AeroTEC Opens Doors and Congressman’s Eyes

U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse poses between AeroTEC President Lee Human (Left) and Flight Test Center Site Manager Matt Davis. One of the best ways to educate elected officials about your…Read More

Summer* Briefing on EASA Technical Matters

On June 5, Marshall S. Filler, ARSA managing director & general counsel, represented the association at the bi-annual meeting of EASA’s Engineering and Maintenance Technical Committee (EM.TEC) in Cologne, Germany.…Read More
ARSA