ARSA RSS Feed ARSA LinkedIn
Ask ARSA Pay ARSA

FAA Confirms Drug and Alcohol Program Registration Option for Repair Stations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Drug Abatement Division responded to an ARSA request for official affirmation that a part 145 repair station can obtain registration of its Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program rather than an appropriate Operations Specifications.

The FAA stated that through a technical amendment to the drug and alcohol testing rule it formalized the practice of allowing certificated repair stations with multiple locations or certificates to choose between registering its program or obtaining an Operations Specifications. Prior to the rules amendment the practice was contained in informal guidance documents and was questioned by part 121 and 135 air carriers.

A copy of ARSA’s letter requesting the clarification may be found here.

A copy of FAA’s response and the technical amendment to the rule may be found here.



More from ARSA

The Dispatch – Feb. 1 Edition

The Dispatch – ARSA’s open-subscription weekly newsletter – provides a central communication for key updates to the global aviation maintenance community. All member contacts, industry allies and subscribers should receive…Read More

Quick Question Explored – SMS Proposed Rule

In January, the FAA issued its long awaited notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would update and expand the requirements for safety management systems. Despite the proposal’s (thankful) omission of…Read More

Industry Seeks Relief from Bilateral Parts Documentation Squeeze

On Jan. 31, ARSA coordinated submission of a letter to FAA and EASA executives seeking to correct misinterpretation of aircraft parts documentation requirements under the U.S./EU bilateral aviation safety agreement…Read More

Sponsor Salute

March 14-17, 2023 Arlington, Virginia and Washington, D.C. with Livestream Options for Online Participants Sponsors | Event Information | Registration | Hotel Reservations Thank you to the 19 organizations that have…Read More

SMS NPRM Issued Without Part 145

On Jan. 11, the FAA issued a long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would update and expand the requirements for safety management systems. The proposal’s applicability does not include…Read More
1 Vision Aviation
ARSA