ARSA RSS Feed ARSA LinkedIn
Ask ARSA Pay ARSA

ARSA Responds to EASA ICA Letter

On Nov. 6, ARSA sent a letter to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) rebutting the agency’s position on type-certificate (TC) holders’ provision of Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) to repair stations. On May 30, 2008, EASA declined to take action on ARSA’s complaint against Airbus and Rolls-Royce for the TC holders’ refusal to supply its members with maintenance manuals based on the contention that the component maintenance manuals (CMM) our members requested were not part of the complete ICA package.

ARSA’s rebuttal pointed out that EASA’s own regulations show that CMMs are indeed part of the complete ICA package – the CMM our member sought from Airbus is specifically referenced in the aircraft level ICA. Therefore, under even the most restrictive interpretation of the regulations the CMM must still be made available, and that Rolls-Royce removed repair methods from its engine ICAs that are specifically required to be included based on the plain language of the regulations.

A copy of ARSA’s rebuttal letter may be found here (see November 6, 2008 entry).

A full history of ARSA’s ICA efforts may be found here.



More from ARSA

Focusing on Falsification in FAA Proposal

On April 8, ARSA and four other industry trade associations commented on an FAA notice of proposed rulemaking to consolidate the many falsification sections across 14 CFR into a single…Read More

ARSA, Allies Push FAA to Withdraw D&A Rulemaking

On April 5, a group of seven aviation trade associations submitted joint comments to the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking to extend drug and alcohol testing requirements to repair station…Read More

ARSA Report Shows North America Powers $100 Billion Global Industry

On March 13, ARSA released its 2024 Global Fleet & MRO Market Assessment. The report, produced each year for ARSA by global consulting firm Oliver Wyman, shows the international maintenance market…Read More

Relatively Quick Question – Conference Feedback

As it continues to share its gratitude to all who made the 2024 Annual Conference an incredible success, ARSA asks all who attended to provide feedback about the event. Participant…Read More

Aviation Maintenance Industry Honors Garret Graves

ARSA presented its 2024 Legislative Leadership Award to U.S. Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) on March 13 at an Arlington, Virginia ceremony in conjunction with the association’s Annual Conference. Graves has…Read More
ARSA