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Quick Question – Repairman Applications & Employment

In 2018, ARSA helped the U.S. Congress consider the value of repairman certificates. Section 582 of the law reauthorizing the FAA instructed the administrator “assign to the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee the task of making recommendations with respect to the regulatory and policy changes, as appropriate, to allow a repairman certificate issued under section § 65.101 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, to be portable from one employing certificate holder to another.”

In August 2020, the association’s management firm sought to intervene before the NTSB to represent the interests of its part 121, 135 and 145 applicant and certificate-holding members who seek to obtain repairman certificates for qualified individuals. Those certificates were denied because “FAA guidance” does not allow such a rating, even though internal guidance plainly states: “Repairmen do not have a rating other than ‘Repairman.’”

Exploring and supporting the value of repairman’s certificates is a key part of the association’s effort to grow the workforce of the future. It provides a career pathway for skilled, but non-certificated persons, to serve the aviation maintenance community. Help the association in this effort by responding to this month’s “quick question.”

Note: The question is displayed in its own, embedded window. If the “Submit” button is not visible on the screen, you must scroll within the survey window in order to submit your response.

If the embedded survey does not appear/load, open the survey independently by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/qq-repairmen.

Click here to see what questions have been asked and answered…and keep a lookout for more.

For more information about this or any other question, contact Brett Levanto (brett.levanto@arsa.org).

Enough is Enough for Repairman Denials



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