TSA Releases Plane Repair Regs To Mixed Reviews

Law360, New York (January 10, 2014, 5:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration on Friday released long-delayed rules governing security at aircraft repair stations throughout the U.S., which are intended to prevent terrorists from stealing large aircraft, allowing the government to lift its ban on certifying new repair stations.

The Federal Aviation Administration has not been able to issue a repair station permit in five years, after Congress instituted the ban to pressure TSA into drafting the rules faster — in that time, the backlog of stations awaiting approval grew to 90, according to...
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