The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued a final repair station security rule 10 years after its congressional mandate. Implementation ends an FAA ban on certifying new foreign repair stations. The final rule is significantly less controversial than a proposed rule issued in November 2009, as it doesn’t mandate any new security programs or plans. One of the major issues includes dropping the process-based security originally proposed in favor of outcome-based security. The focus is on the risk of stealing an unattended, large (more than 12,500 pounds) aircraft capable of flight.
Better Late Than Never, TSA Issues Repair Station Final Rule
- February 6, 2014, 1:00 PM