ARSA RSS Feed ARSA LinkedIn
Ask ARSA Pay ARSA

New Legislation to Micromanage FAA

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) introduced the Airline Maintenance Safety Act (H.R. 6002), which would require individuals authorized to approve “covered work” for return to service outside the United States on part 121 aircraft to hold a mechanic’s certificate under subpart D of part 65. It would also duplicate the requirement of part 65 that individuals be able to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Under current regulations, a certificated repair station may only authorize individuals to approve an article for return to service if they meet certain technical qualifications and understand, read, and write English. In its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to14 CFR part 145, the FAA has proposed requiring all individuals who approve work for return service to also “speak” English. This revision would align part 145 with the standards presently spelled out in part 65 and makes the proposed legislation redundant and unnecessary.

H.R. 6002 is another example of Congress attempting to micromanage the industry and the FAA. While unlikely to go anywhere, the legislation is an unwarranted distraction from Congress’ vital responsibilities.

~~~ posted 7/11/12 ~~~



More from ARSA

Sponsoring Conference Success

March 8-11, 2022 Arlington, Virginia and Washington, D.C. with Livestream Options for Online Participants Registration | Information | Sponsors | Hotel Reservations Thank you to the 19 organizations that have committed…Read More

Youth Task Force Looks Outward

On Jan. 20, the FAA hosted the fifth public meeting of the Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force. The session included updates from each of the task…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

DOT Clarifies AMJP Interim Payment Policy

To keep tabs on all of ARSA’s work related to the current pandemic, visit arsa.org/anti-viral-measures. The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a clarification on the Interim Payment provision of…Read More

Hotline Highlight – Direct Access

The hotline – ARSA’s premier member newsletter – contains news, editorial content, analysis and resources for the aviation maintenance community. All members should ensure they receive their edition the first week of…Read More
ARSA