The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), along with 11 other aviation organizations, reminded Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano about the urgent need to finalize repair station security rules. Due to the rulemaking delay, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been unable to certificate new foreign repair stations since August 2008. In the Aug. 20 letter, the associations inquired about the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) progress on reaching its “fourth quarter of calendar year 2012” commitment to complete the security rule. The letter also makes clear that the aviation industry expects TSA to meet the deadline and that
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