FAA Withdraws Requirement for Repair Stations to Establish a Quality Program

The FAA is withdrawing a previously published NPRM that proposed to revise the system of ratings and require repair stations to establish a quality program. The NPRM also proposed to require each repair station to maintain a capability list, designate a chief inspector, and have permanent housing for facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel.

The proposal would have specified additional instances where the FAA may deny a repair station certificate, and clarified some existing repair station regulations. The FAA is withdrawing the NPRM because it has determined that it does not adequately address the current repair station environment, and because of the significant issues commenters raised.

To view the NPRM click here.