Aeronautical Repair Station (ARSA) submitted comments on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air carrier contract maintenance requirements notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The proposed rule is the direct result of Sec. 319 in the FAA Modernization & Reform Act of 2012 (the latest FAA reauthorization). The Association points out that the agency’s NPRM misconstrued the plain language of the legislation resulting in a confusing proposal that duplicates existing rules. ARSA further noted that the agency went beyond the bounds of the legislative provision. “In the process of turning the congressional mandate into functional rules, the FAA exceeded the scope of

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