More FAA rules on alternative parts “redundant”

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and Airlines for America have joined four other aviation bodies in rejecting potential new legislation that would impose further requirements relating to the identification and marking of life-limited and influencing parts.

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and Airlines for America have joined four other aviation bodies in rejecting potential new legislation that would impose further requirements relating to the identification and marking of life-limited and influencing parts.

The group has written to Congress urging that new rules are not introduced as a part of the ongoing FAA reauthorisation process.

They argue that such legislation would be “duplicative and unnecessary”, amounting to a “misallocation” of the FAA’s “scarce resources”.

Furthermore the letter says that further regulation in this area would harm competition in the aircraft parts market.

“Without any safety justification, self-interested parties are targeting the alternative parts industry by pursuing anti-competitive policies that will increase costs for repair stations, private aircraft owners and operators, small and large businesses, air carriers and the flying public,” it states. (Read the letter in full on the ARSA website.)

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