ARSA RSS Feed ARSA LinkedIn
Contact Us Payment Portal

FAA: ALS, and Instructions Contained Therein, Are Part of ICA

On Aug. 9, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded to a three-year-old ARSA request for legal interpretation. In 2009, ARSA sought clarification that the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) and any Component Maintenance Manuals (CMMs) referenced in ALS are part of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) and that changes to the ALS and/or CMMs therefore triggers the requirements of 14 CFR § 21.50(b) to make ICA available to appropriately rated repair stations.

In their response, the FAA agreed that all CMMs referenced in an ALS are part of the ICA and that modifications to the ALS are changes in type design that trigger § 21.50(b) requirements. The agency further confirmed that design approval holders must make the ALS and referenced CMMs available to a “properly rated repair station with a need to comply with the ALS” (i.e., in possession of a component to be worked on, a contract, work order, etc.). The interpretation fell short of extending CMM availability to all “properly rated repair stations, without restriction.”

~~~ posted 8/17/12 ~~~



More from ARSA

Symposium 2018 – Plan Now for ARSA’s Premier Event (It’s Growing)

Registration will open in January for the 2018 Annual Repair Symposium, which will be held from March 13-16, 2018 in the nation’s capital alongside ARSA’s Legislative Day and (the new)…Read More

ARSA, Barfield Team with Commerce Department for Civil Aviation Webinar

ARSA Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein and Bryan King of association member Barfield Precision Electronics will participate in a special Department of Commerce webinar on the World Trade Organization…Read More

Quick Question: Drone Maintenance

Repair stations must plan carefully in order to perform work on existing aircraft fleets while meeting needs presented to the market by new equipment. Over the past few years, enhancing…Read More

On Demand Training – Complying with MAG 6

To see all of ARSA’s work on the MAG, visit arsa.org/mag. For more than two years, ARSA has been leading an industry wide effort to “smooth” implementation of changes 5 (and now 6) to…Read More

ARSA to White House: Government Should Trust Its Own Aviation Safety Approvals

On Nov. 17, ARSA submitted a document to the White House identifying an important opportunity for the Department of Defense (DoD) to enhance efficiency and reduce costs related to maintaining…Read More
ARSA