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Foreign Repair Station Certification Ban Got You Down? Tell Us About It

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, Sept. 28, 2011 — The Aeronautical Repair Station Association Executive (ARSA) has launched a survey to measure the impact of the ban on new foreign repair station certificates.

Congress prohibited the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from acting on foreign repair station certificate applications submitted after Aug. 3, 2008 because the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had not finalized repair station security rules. The ban is an unprecedented example of punishing industry for a federal agency’s inaction. U.S. aviation companies are barred from tapping into rapidly expanding overseas markets, which is hindering job creation and growth at home.

“Three years into the ban, TSA still hasn’t issued its rules, so punishing us obviously hasn’t made the agency do its job any faster,” ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod said. “The maintenance industry and its workers are the real victims of a bad law and agency inaction.”

ARSA is asking repair stations to complete a brief survey detailing the impact the prohibition has had on jobs and revenues. The survey results will support ARSA’s efforts on Capitol Hill to repeal the ban.

Please complete one survey per company by October 14, 2011, by visiting http://208.255.27.142/survey-view.aspx?surveyID=123.

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ARSA is an Alexandria, Virginia-based trade association that represents aviation maintenance and manufacturing companies. Founded in 1984, the association has a distinguished record of advocating for repair stations, providing regulatory compliance assistance to the industry, and representing repair stations on Capitol Hill and in the media.

~~~ posted 09/28/11 ~~~



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