ARSA Launches Repair Station Security Rule Countdown Clock
On March 15, during testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation Security Subcommittee, TSA Administrator John Pistole confirmed that the final repair station security rule is being reviewed by the Office of Management & Budget (OMB). During the hearing, Pistole said the rule is under a mandatory 90-day examination period.
ARSA hopes that the rule is finally completed by June 13, after the review period, so that the FAA is permitted to once again certificate new foreign repair stations and industry will stop being penalized for TSA inaction.
In order to countdown the time until the rule is supposed to be finalized, ARSA has launched the “Repair Station Security Rule” Countdown Clock. Once the time expires, if the regulation has not been issued, the industry must push Congress to permit the FAA to begin issuing new foreign repair station certificates.