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  • ARSA Previews TSA Repair Station Security Comments
    Posted by Sean Broderick 7:27 PM on Feb 13, 2010

    The extended comment period on TSA's repair station security draft rule closes Feb. 19. ARSA is still putting the spit-shine on its final comments, but has posted a draft version of its submission so that other commenters can get an idea of what the repair station industry's main advocate is going to tell TSA.

    In sum, says ARSA: The final rule should exclude repair stations that don't work on complete aircraft or are not located at commercial airports. (That's most of the 5,000-plus U.S. certificated shops, ARSA notes.)

    For the remaining repair stations, TSA should go back to the drawing board with a new proposed rule that takes the industry's comments into account.

    ARSA's draft comments walk through the original NPRM and suggest alternative language.

    Read ARSA's full draft comments here (.pdf). Connect to the rule's docket here.

    Tags: om99, TSA, ARSA, security

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