House T&I Committee approves FAA bill with ARSA backed maintenance provisions
from Aeronautical Repair Station Association
On Feb. 16, the House Transportation & Infrastructure, or T&I, Committee approved the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 — HR 658 — 34-25. Despite attempts to amend the bill, the committee left unchanged the ARSA-endorsed language on foreign repair stations. "H.R. 658 will allow repair stations to remain globally competitive and for those in America to lead in the international aviation maintenance market. The legislation protects the 274,000 Americans employed in the industry and ensures the continued viability of its $39 billion annual contribution to the U.S. economy," said ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod.
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