The FAA today published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking amending the regulations applicable to Part 145 repair stations. The NPRM (1) revises the system of ratings and requiring repair stations to establish a quality program; (2) requires a repair station to maintain a capability list, designate a chief inspector and have permanent housing for its facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel; (3) specifies those instances when the FAA may deny a repair station certificate; and (4) clarifies recent revisions to the repair station regulations. According to the NPRM, “[t]his action is necessary to reflect changes in aviation technology and repair station business practices.”
The NPRM is the result of public meetings, comments received from the public and recommendations received from the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC)appointed by the FAA to address the ratings and quality assurance issues.
Comments to the NPRM on due on or before March 1, 2007. If you would like further information regarding the NPRM, you should review the NPRM in greater detail or you may contact George W. Bean, General Aviation and Repair Station Branch, AFS-340, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-3109; facsimile (202) 267-5115, e-mail George.W.Bean@faa.gov.