The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has recently released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would affect all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificated Part 145 Repair Stations. The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) reviewed the NPRM in a recent Regulatory Report, available to members here. The Aircraft Electronics Associations (AEA) Regulatory Update on the TSA's proposal can be viewed here.
The proposed rule would create a standard security program for all Part 145 repair stations, including those located within the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the territories or possessions of the United States. Repair stations located on federal government installations, such as U.S. military bases, would likely be exempt from these requirements. Further, any repair station located on-airport that is incorporated into the airport's security program will be considered in compliance with the new requirements. All other domestic repair stations would be required to comply with all or portions of the standard security program.
The NPRM is now open for public comment. NATA and AEA will develop comments over the next several weeks. NATA and AEA also encourage their members to submit their own comments. Comments are usually written in letter style and must be submitted to the TSA by February 19, 2010.
For More Information
View AEA's Repair Station Security Briefing Online Video
View membership comment tool prepared by NATA and AEA
View AEA/NATA Webinar
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-589-1144.