Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program now accepting applications

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the process for eligible businesses to apply for payroll assistance under the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection program, established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which was enacted March 11, 2021.

The statute establishes three categories of businesses that are eligible to receive payroll assistance under this program. To be eligible, a business must meet at least one of the following three criteria:

  • Businesses that actively manufacture an aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller, or a component, part, or systems of an aircraft or aircraft engine under a Federal Aviation Administration production approval. The term ‘‘active’’ is defined in FAA Order 8120.23A, Sec. 3–3(b), and means that ‘‘FAA has issued a new production approval, or the PAH (production approval holder) has produced and/or shipped products or articles within the past 12 months.’’ 
  • Businesses that hold a certificate issued under Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 145, for maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft, aircraft engines, components, or propellers.
  • Businesses that operate a process certified under SAE AS9100 related to the design, development, or provision of an aviation product or service, including a part, component, or assembly.

There are over a dozen other business/employment criteria that must also be met to show eligibility. Aviation manufacturing and maintenance businesses that were significantly impacted by COVID-19 should review the Federal Register Notice for more information.

  • To learn more about the AMJP program, click here.
  • To view the May 26 webinar about the program, click here.

Applications must be submitted in accordance with the instructions contained in this Notice, by 5 p.m. prevailing Eastern time on July 13, 2021.

Contact Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, by email at ricp@aea.net or by phone at 202-589-1144.