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Aircraft Maintenance Division

General Aviation Branch

Focal for developing regulations and standardizing national guidance and rulemaking for FAA-certificated repair stations; Implement and oversee BASA/MIP agreements with foreign Aviation Authorities; Coordinate with International Program Division; Develop, evaluate, and implement policy for Cargo Focus Team (CFT); Evaluate, recommend or deny exemptions to 14 CFR part 145.


  • Develop, evaluate, and implement all standards and program policies regarding FAA-certificated repair stations.
  • Implement and oversee the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA)/Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP) agreements with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and prioritize Aviation Authorities requesting consideration.
  • Serve as the contact office between the FAA and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for issues with FAA-certificated repair stations outside the United States.
  • Coordinate division policy that impacts FAA-certificated repair station surveillance and data gathering with the Flight Standards National Field Office.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance concerning FAA-certificated repair stations to other elements of the FAA, other government agencies, and national and international industry organizations.
  • Evaluate and recommend grant or denial of petitions for exemption to 14 CFR part 145.
  • Initiate rulemaking for part 145 and participates in other rulemaking that may impact FAA-certificated repair stations.
  • Sponsor FAA technical training related to repair stations and coordinates with Workforce Development Division to ensure course currency.
  • Coordinate division policy concerning FAA-certificated repair stations outside the United States with International Program Division.
  • Develop, evaluate, and implement all standards and program policies regarding the CFT.

Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters
General Aviation Branch,
5th Floor, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024

Phone: (202) 267-1675
Fax: (202) 267-1813

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