- The rule applies only to repair stations with
large aircraft under their control “on or
adjacent” to a “commercial” airport already
under TSA regulation. “On or adjacent” means the
repair station is within the fence line, part of
the fence line, or otherwise has access to a
- Securing a “flyable” aircraft could include
blocking, defueling, or locking it in a hangar.
If the aircraft is undergoing repairs that would
render it “unable to fly,” no further “security”
would be needed.
- For those part 145 certificated repair
stations to which the rule applies, a designated
point of contact (POC) with knowledge of
individuals responsible for securing the
aircraft will be required. The POC and persons
responsible for securing the aircraft must have
undergone a background check; including a five
year verification of employment (individuals
with gaps of six months won’t be “verifiable”).
It’s unclear whether these persons must be
certificated under part 65 (be a mechanic or
repairman), but in any event if the individual
is certificated, verification of that
certificate must be verified. A security
identification display area (SIDA) badge will
suffice for compliance.