Aero Linx: Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA)
The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aviation, space, and environmental medicine. AsMA is an umbrella group providing a forum for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise for the benefit of all persons involved in air and space travel. The Association has provided its expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues, including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight. AsMA's membershi
“Time after time TSA misses its deadlines and the only ones paying the price are aviation maintenance companies seeking to expand internationally. We have maintained from the beginning that mandating repair station security rules were a solution in search of a problem. TSA’s inaction after nearly a decade shows that security was never truly an issue.”
Source: A. Klein, ARSA’s Executive Vice President, following the news that the TSA once again failed to meet its deadline to finalize the repair station security rule. TSA’s inaction means the FAA still faces a moratorium on certificating foreign aviation repair stations, an issue for the industry since 2008.