FAA’s latest effort to modernize repair station regulations could create as many challenges as it solves, several industry experts say. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published May 21 is the latest step in a 23-year odyssey to update FAR Part 145, the rules that govern repair station certification. FAA began looking at the issue in 1989, and in 2001 released final rules updating parts of Part 145 regulation. In 2006, the agency followed with an NPRM to tackle repair ...


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