ARSA Requests OpsSpecs Clarification
November 21, 2007
On Nov. 21, 2007 ARSA sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requesting issuance of a memorandum from the Office of the Chief Counsel clarifying the proper procedures for issuing changes to 14 CFR part 145 air agency certificates by Aviation Safety Inspectors. After hearing from members that they are receiving “new” Operations Specifications (OpsSpecs) with changes to their ratings that had not been requested, ARSA believed action was necessary.
These new OpsSpecs were provided with the intent of having an immediate effect on the repair station certificate. As ARSA stated in its letter, “While the FAA can take immediate action in the interests of safety, the proper procedures for certificate action are being circumvented by removing or changing ratings set forth in OpsSpecs without the certificate holder’s request or due process.”
Due to the serious nature of this action, ARSA requested an expedited review. Stay tuned to www.arsa.org for updates.
A copy of the letter can be found here.
More from ARSA
Charles Taylor, the Wright Brothers’ mechanic and father of aviation maintenance, was born on May 24, 1868. Now – 154 years later – we celebrate him with every safe arrival…Read More
May 17, 2022 | Categories:
ARSA News & Updates
, ARSA Works
ARSA’s 2022 member survey paints a picture of an industry slowly recovering from the pandemic but still suffering a severe labor shortage. In total, 108 member companies from around the…Read More
May 10, 2022 | Categories:
ARSA News & Updates
The hotline – ARSA’s premier member newsletter – contains news, editorial content, analysis and resources for the aviation maintenance community. All members should ensure they receive their edition the first week of…Read More
The FAA will miss the June 15 deadline for updating its WebOPSS system to operate in the Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft will decommission Internet Explorer, which was required for accessing…Read More
It’s been more than six months since the FAA unveiled its Dynamic Regulatory System and the agency is preparing to decommission the Flight Systems Information Management System (FSIMS). As is…Read More