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I own a small maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) shop in Indonesia. We are having trouble with our customers that required us to obtain FAA approval in order to get order from them.

I already tried to ask the Indonesian regulator to help us to obtain FAA approval, but no luck. FAA requires an MRO to maintain at least one N-registered aircraft, and we don't have any in here.

Does anyone have same experience? And how can we proceed?

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These 14 CFR Part 145 Forms might be the forms you are looking for however there may be other forms for applying from overseas.

This site (FAA Aircraft Repair Stations Homepage) has some good links and here are the pre application regulations you need to comply with.

Here is the letter of the law of the FAA regulations (Starts at Title 14 Section 145.1).

I am no lawyer and cant really comment on this but I have no idea how FAA regulations work outside of the country and how/what foreign entities must comply with. I would advise contacting a local lawyer as well as a US lawyer about this.

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  • $\begingroup$ If you could supply some relevant search terms in case the FAA or EFCR web sites get rearranged, that would make this answer much more useful in the long term. $\endgroup$ – FreeMan Apr 7 '15 at 13:57
  • $\begingroup$ Are there any special lawyer or agency that specialize in this field? Which one? $\endgroup$ – dsc81 Apr 10 '15 at 1:15
  • $\begingroup$ You can try contacting the FAA directly (not quite sure how to do that), as for a lawyer I would look for someone who has some experience in the aviation world. Maybe someone who worked for a firm that has handled an airline or maintenance facility already. $\endgroup$ – Dave Apr 10 '15 at 1:56
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You need to apply for foreign FAA Repair station certificate under PART145 to your nearest Foreign FASDO (Flight Standards District filed office) . There are several steps one must take for compliance as per regulations including training.

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