ARSA warns that FAA reauthorization legislation will damage U.S.-Canada trade relationship
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) is warning the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about language pending on Capitol Hill that could dramatically alter the relationship between the United States and Canada in the aviation maintenance services sector.
In a letter recently sent to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod expressed concerns about a provision in both the House and Senate FAA reauthorization bills that would require individuals performing work on air carrier aircraft to be employed by the FAA-certificated carriers, FAA-certificated part 145 repair stations, or employed by, and working under the direct supervision and control of a contract maintenance company possessing these certifications.
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