ARSA Dispatch
Jan. 1, 2014

FAA: Yes, You Can Serialize and Mark That Part

From Jan. 16: A maintenance provider can restore a serial number to a part received with that information missing or illegible, and it can assign and add a serial number to a part not originally serialized, the FAA told ARSA.More

In Response to ARSA Protest, FAA Reverses Maintenance Duty Time Legal Interpretation

From Jan. 9: In a major victory for the aviation industry, on Dec. 26, 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration withdrew its faulty legal interpretation of maintenance duty time limitations prescribed in Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) section 121.377.More

FAA to Take Big Hit under Sequestration

From Feb. 20: A new report by House Appropriations Committee Democrats details the economic risks from sequestration and warns that the FAA will face significant reductions under the automatic budget cuts slated for March 1.More

EASA Proposes SMS Incorporation for 145s

From Jan. 30: On Jan. 21, the European Aviation Safety Agency posted a notice of proposed amendment incorporating safety management system requirements into its part 145 and part M rules.More

ARSA Responds to Substance-Free Article

From March 6: In response to a March 4 Roll Call article titled, "Congress Wary of Outsourcing Aircraft Maintenance," Aeronautical Repair Station Association Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher issued the following statement.More

FAA Confirms Capability Is the Key

From Aug. 28: On July 29, the Federal Aviation Administration responded to an ARSA request that the agency confirm part-specific training is not required for work performed under a repair station certificate.More

FAA Updates Form 8130-3

From Aug. 14: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced a revised FAA Form 8130-3, used for domestic airworthiness approval of new products and articles; approval for return to service of altered aircraft parts; and export airworthiness approvals of aircraft engines, propellers, or articles. The FAA revised the form as part of harmonization efforts with other civil aviation authorities to ease the identification and traceability of goods between the U.S. and other countries.More

Lift the Ban

From April 17: The FAA's inability to certificate new part 145 foreign repair stations is preventing U.S. companies from accessing international markets and serving customers, stifling growth in the industry. The prohibition on certification is the perfect example of the detrimental impact that bad legislation can have on our industry. The FAA must be permitted to once again certificate new foreign repair stations.More

DOT OIG Report Highlights Opportunities to Improve Oversight

From May 8: The Federal Aviation Administration has been too slow in shifting to risk-based oversight of the aviation maintenance industry, a report released by the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General found.More

ARSA Cautions Congress on Sequestration

From Feb. 27: With the looming threat of sequestration inching closer to reality, ARSA cautioned Congress on the potential dangers the process could have for the maintenance industry. Noting the likely delays to certification and operations, ARSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher urged lawmakers to avoid the mandatory budget cuts.More