VOLUME 2 AIR OPERATOR AND AIR AGENCY CERTIFICATION AND APPLICATION PROCESS
CHAPTER 11 CERTIFICATION OF A PART
145 REPAIR STATION
Section 13 Safety Assurance System: Procedures for Collaborating with TSA During a Security Audit for
Part 145 Repair
Stations (Located Within and Outside the United States and its Territories) Both Under and Not Under a Maintenance Implementation Procedure
2-1388 PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODES.
A. Maintenance: 3240.
B. Avionics: 5240.
A. Purpose. This section provides guidance on how to notify the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of initial
certification of repair stations located within and outside the United States (U.S.) as a result of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR)
B. Scope. This guidance applies to aviation safety inspectors (ASI), managers, and their delegates located in the Federal
Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certificate-holding district offices (CHDO) and International Field Offices (IFO).
1) Manager. Someone who is in charge of a business, department, etc. Within the FAA, it would be the CHDO or IFO manager.
2) Delegate. A person who is chosen or elected to act for others. Within the FAA, it would be a person assigned by the office
3) Regional Operations Center (ROC). TSA ROC.
A. Interaction with the TSA. This section provides the procedures that CHDO and IFO managers and their delegates must follow
before the TSA performs a security review of repair stations located within and outside the U.S. that operate under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations
(14 CFR) part
Additionally, it advises FAA ASIs and managers to ensure that the TSA is informed, per subparagraph 2-1395B, when an
FAA part 145
certification and Air Agency Certificate has been issued.
B. Interaction with Domestic and Foreign Personnel.
1) Each ASI assigned to a CHDO or IFO must be aware of the sensitive nature associated with working with a foreign country.
2) FAA personnel must conduct themselves with the highest level of professionalism while assigned outside the U.S. They must
be courteous and respectful when conducting business with foreign nationals and with various officials of foreign aviation authorities (AA). They should
understand that while working for the FAA, their every action represents the U.S. government. The FAA expects IFO employees to be fully aware that they are
guests in a foreign country and to recognize national culture within their working environment.
A. Approval of Legislation and Updates to Regulations. On December 12, 2003, Vision 100Century of Aviation Reauthorization
Act was signed into law. It was amended on August 3, 2007 by Public Law (PL) 110‑53, Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Act of 2007. As a result, Section 1616 of PL 110-53 updated Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.) § 44924.
B. Suspension of Certificating Foreign Repair Stations. PL 110-53 required that final regulations for repair stations be
issued no later than August 2008 and required the TSA to complete audits of foreign repair stations within 6 months after publication of 49 CFR part 1554.
The final regulations were not issued by the August 2008 deadline, and consequently the FAA Administrator was barred from certificating additional foreign repair
C. Resuming Certification of Foreign Repair Stations. Due to the publication of 49 CFR part 1554, the FAA may
certificate new foreign repair station applicants. The FAA will notify the TSA when an FAA
part 145 certification
has concluded and an Air Agency Certificate is issued.
2-1392 INITIATING AND MAINTAINING COMMUNICATION. The FAA should only
communicate with the TSA when an FAA part
145 certification has
been completed and an Air Agency Certificate has been issued.
2-1393 CERTIFICATION. During the certification process, the CHDO and IFO manager (or delegate) coordinates with the
applicant to ensure that the appropriate management personnel are available during the inspection. ASIs will follow the certification process as outlined in
Volume 2, Chapter 11, Sections 1–5.
A. Repair Stations Located Within the U.S. and its Territories. When managing the certification of
part 145 repair
stations/satellites located within the U.S. and its territories, ASIs will use
Volume 2, Chapter 11, Section 2, during
the preapplication phase.
B. Repair Stations Located Outside the U.S. and Not Under Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP). When managing the
certification of part
145 repair stations
located outside the U.S. and its territories and not under a MIP, ASIs will use
Volume 2, Chapter 11, Section 10,
for the preapplication phase.
C. European Union (EU)-Based Approved Maintenance Organizations (AMO).
When managing the certification of a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
Part-145 AMO based in the EU that is applying for a 14 CFR part
ASIs will use
Volume 2, Chapter 11, Section 11, for
the initial certification process.
2-1394 COORDINATION. During the certification process, the ASI will coordinate with team members and the applicant and keep
the FAA Manager (or delegate) informed to ensure that the appropriate management personnel are available during the inspection in order to manage FAA resources.
The FAA Manager (or delegate) will inform the applicant that the TSA has no role in the certification process. The TSA will communicate and work directly
with the applicant to arrange the TSA security audit.
A. Communication During the Certification Process. The FAA must use the Certification Service Oversight Process (CSOP) process
to track the certification process and inform the applicants of their status of their application. Refer to
B. Completion of the Demonstration Phase. ASIs must follow the certification process per specific sections in this order when
the applicant meets all regulatory requirements. Upon completion of the FAA’s certification phase, the FAA manager (or delegate) will inform the TSA when an
145 certification and Air
Agency Certificate has been issued. The FAA may provide the TSA with the name, location, and repair station point of contact (POC). The email
addresses listed below must be used to notify the TSA:
1) For repair stations located within the U.S.:
2) For repair stations located outside of the U.S.:
RESERVED. Paragraphs 2-1396 through 2-1410.