ARSA: Johnson Must Make Repair Station Security Rules Immediate Priority

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Christian A. Klein, executive vice president of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Jeh Johnson as secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security:

“ARSA applauds the Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of Jeh Johnson. As the first order of business, we look forward to Secretary Johnson finalizing the repair station security rule, which is now nine years overdue,” said Christian A. Klein, ARSA executive vice president. “Aviation maintenance companies are losing millions of dollars in potential revenues because the FAA is prohibited from certificating new foreign repair stations until the security rule is finalized. The government should be nurturing small and medium-sized aviation maintenance companies, not obstructing their ability to compete internationally.”

ARSA is an Alexandria, Virginia-based trade association that represents aviation maintenance and manufacturing companies. Founded in 1984, the association has a distinguished record of advocating for repair stations, providing regulatory compliance assistance to the industry, and representing repair stations on Capitol Hill and in the media. More information is available at