FAA's Proposed Part 145 Changes

This page is designed to educate member businesses on the changes coming to their Part 145 operations, as the Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a significant and potentially damaging rewrite of Part 145 repair stations.

"In May, the FAA proposed a significant rewrite of the repair station regulations without a clear layout of who may accomplish what maintenance," Peri said. "The proposal challenges many of the currently utilized opportunities for mobile maintenance operations. In addition, it appears that a current radio-rated repair station with a limited airframe rating would, under this proposal, need to hold two additional airframe ratings just to retain the opportunities that it currently has. Most disappointing of all is the proposal to reverse many of the hard-fought provisions that were gained in previous rulemaking efforts."

Informative Links

AEA's Comments on FAA's Part 145 Rewrite

AEA's section-by-section anyalysis submitted as an attachment with its comments.

AEA's Major Concerns With This Proposed Rule

AEA Says Don't Be Fooled; FAA's Part 145 NPRM is Costly, Oct. 29, 2012

AVweb Podcast: Call to Action for Repair Stations, interview with AEA's Ric Peri, Oct. 29, 2012

FAA Extends Comment Period for Part 145 Rewrite, Aug. 17, 2012

AEA’s Ric Peri Discusses Concerns Over the Future of Part 145, Aero-News Network, Aug. 8, 2012

AEA Begins Series of Member Webinars to Analyze Part 145 Repair Stations Rewrite, Aero-News Network, June 22, 2012

AEA Begins Series of Member Webinars to Analyze the FAA's Potentially Damaging Rewrite of Part 145 Repair Stations, June 6, 2012

Proposed Part 145 Rules Could Prove Thorny, Aviation International News, May 24, 2012

FAA Proposes a Significant Rewrite of Part 145, Aero-News Network, May 22, 2012

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Government Affairs Contact
Ric Peri, Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs Ric Peri,
Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs
Email: ricp@aea.net
Phone: 202-589-1144