ARSA RSS Feed ARSA LinkedIn
Contact Us Online Portal

FAA, TSA Sequesters Could Impact Repair Stations

On March 1, the automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration” took effect, cutting billions of dollars from federal spending. While a few programs including the Airport Improvement Program are largely exempt, the majority of government investment accounts will suffer cutbacks of nearly five percent.

The $486 million stripped from the FAA’s $9.7 billion operations budget will likely be the most impactful for repair stations. The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) warned lawmakers that such cuts could exacerbate certification and inspection delays for repair stations, hindering job creation and economic growth.

Sequestration also cuts $264 million from the Transportation Security Agency’s (TSA) $5.3 billion aviation security budget. These reductions could further delay finalization of the repair station security rule that is preventing the FAA from approving foreign part 145 certifications.

Overall, roughly $1.2 trillion will be cut from government spending over the next ten years, with $85 billion this fiscal year alone.

Though the Congressional Budget Office estimates sequestration will shave 0.6 percentage points from the economy’s annual growth rate, the actual impact is still unknown. Lawmakers are already working to replenish funds to certain agencies hit by the spending cuts, particularly the Department of Defense.

Visit ARSAaction.org to urge your lawmakers to pursue comprehensive budget and tax reforms that propel our country forward.



More from ARSA

Starting Young

The challenge of turning youthful energy into aviation career ambition demands early and constant contact with students. The best age to introduce a child to aviation and aerospace is “as…Read More

FAA to Present US-UK Implementation Procedures on Dec. 2

On Dec. 2, the FAA will present updates regarding maintenance and airworthiness agreements between the United States and the United Kingdom that will become effective on Jan. 1, 2021. The…Read More

Looking Back to Move Forward on Workforce Policy

On Nov. 10, ARSA Vice President of Operations Brett Levanto participated in Global ATS-V. The international event was the online replacement for multiple aviation training trade shows overseen annually by…Read More

Anti-Viral Measures

For the use of its members and the larger aviation community, ARSA is maintaining this page as a resource for virus-related updates on policy initiatives and business needs. Please bookmark…Read More

FAA Exemptions, Deviations and Other Virus Related Information [Air Carrier Health and Safety, SFAR-118 Update]

To keep tabs on all of ARSA’s work related to the current pandemic, visit arsa.org/anti-viral-measures. To review FAA-provided resources via the agency’s website, go to www.faa.gov/coronavirus or the Central FSIMS…Read More
ARSA