The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) failed to meet today’s deadline to finalise rules governing repair station security. As a result, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is unable to certify foreign aviation repair stations. “Time after time TSA misses its deadlines and the only ones paying the price are aviation maintenance companies seeking to expand internationally,” said Christian Klein, ARSA’s EVP.
“We have maintained from the beginning that mandating repair station security rules were a solution in search of a problem. TSA’s inaction after nearly a decade shows that security was never truly an issue.”