Other Updates

Huerta to Testify at House Aviation Subcommittee Hearing

On March 3, 2015, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will testify before the House Aviation Subcommittee at a hearing entitled “Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization: Enabling a 21st Century Aviation System.”

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Inhofe Introduces Bill to Expand Due Process Protections [With ARSA’s Help]

On Feb. 26, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced the Pilot’s Bill of Rights II (S. 571), legislation to expand due process protections for FAA certificate holders.  Companion legislation was also…

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ARSA Condemns FAA’s Rulemaking by Fiat

On Feb. 23, the ARSA continued its opposition to the FAA’s flagrant disregard of basic requirements for promulgating regulations. The neglect of its responsibilities is particularly troublesome when unsafe conditions are alleged.…

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New Report: Aviation Workforce Flying into Headwinds

ARSA and the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) have released a new report examining the technical worker shortage facing the aviation industry. The study, Policy Solutions for a Stronger Technical Workforce,…

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Upcoming Events

Mar 2 to Mar 5
2015 HAI Heli-Expo

HAI HELI-EXPO is the world’s largest helicopter exposition and trade show. More than 20,000 helicopter industry professionals from all around the world get together each year to look over the latest in vertical-lift manufacturing, equipment, and avionics; to network with industry peers, suppliers, and vendors; and to discuss our industry’s challenges and celebrate its achievements.
Mar 15 to Mar 20
ICAO / UNOOSA Aerospace Symposium

We invite you to participate in the joint International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) / United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Aerospace Symposium with the theme of Emerging space activities and civil aviation – challenges and opportunities which is being convened at ICAO Headquarters in Montreal, Canada from 18 to 20 March 2015.

The joint ICAO / UNOOSA Aerospace Symposium will bring together for the first time both aviation and space communities from around the globe to explore existing regulations and practices as well as safety management and systems engineering methods with regard to civil aviation, suborbital flights and developments in space transportation. The event will be an opportunity for networking, collaboration and coordination between States, industry, and others.

An industry exhibit will showcase the breadth of existing technologies, research and development activities of this new aerospace industry sector.
As the symposium will address subjects of interest to a wide-ranging audience, you are requested to disseminate this information to any organization in your State that may be interested in participating.

This event will also be held consecutively with the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium, which is planned for 23 to 25 March 2015.
Mar 18 to Mar 20
ARSA Symposium Meeting 2015

Each year, ARSA hosts members and invited guests for its Legislative Day on Capitol Hill and its Annual Repair Symposium in Arlington, VA. This is an opportunity to join aviation professionals from around the world and engage directly on issues that matter to the maintenance industry. The Annual Repair Symposium is the perfect place to connect with officials from the FAA and other authorities, as well as key members of Congress and your colleagues.

For more information, click here:
Mar 23 to Mar 25
Annual Gorham PMA-DER Conference - ARSA's Sarah MacLeod Keynote Speaker

The Schedule and Agenda for PMA Parts & DER Repairs—2015 are a work-in-progress. We will post more specific and detailed information about them on this webpage as the program develops over the coming months. For now, here is what we can tell you about the program:

PMA Parts & DER Repairs—2015 will feature:

One-and-a-half days of presentations delivered by senior personnel from: PMA Parts manufacturers/distributors and O&R providers, TC holders, industry analyst groups, airlines, trade associations and law firms with practices focused on the aviation materials aftermarket, technical consultants with expertise in engineering and regulatory issues related to PMA Parts and DER Repairs, and representatives from civil aviation authorities.
Nine hours of scheduled, on-site social/networking events: these events include two open-bar evening receptions; two continental breakfasts; a catered lunch (on Tuesday, 24 March); and three networking refreshment breaks.

A suppliers exhibition.
A full day (on Monday, 23 March) of optional training workshops on PMA Parts and DER Repairs. The morning workshop will focus on PMA Parts, while the afternoon workshop will be devoted to DER Repairs. The workshops' emphasis will be on regulatory issues, and will include both US and international developments.

PMA Parts & DER Repairs—2015 will begin on Monday morning, 23 March. Check-in and on-site registration will start at 8:00 am and will run all day until 8:00 pm. The first day’s events will include: optional workshops on PMA Parts and DER Repairs; opening of the exhibits area; and an evening networking reception (from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm).

Tuesday’s events will include: re-opening of check-in and registration (for attendees who either didn't check-in or didn't register on Monday)—beginning at 7:00 am; breakfast, from 7:00 am to 8:00 am; presentation sessions—beginning at about 8:00 am and running through, with breaks and lunch, until about 4:45 pm; and an evening networking reception—from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The exhibits area will be open throughout the entire day.

Wednesday’s events will include: breakfast—from 7:00 am to 8:00 am; session presentations and a panel discussion and open forum Q&A, with a break, from 8:00 am to about 11:15 am. The conference will end at around 11:30 am. The exhibits area will be open throughout Wednesday morning.
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ARSA will hold its Legislative Day on Capitol Hill and its Annual Repair Symposium March 18-20, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, Va. Come join aviation professionals from around the world and participate in this extraordinary event. The Annual Repair Symposium is the perfect place to connect with officials from the FAA and other aviation authorities, as well as key members of Congress and your colleagues in the industry.

The Symposium will include a variety of sessions designed to help you stay compliant with up-to-date regulations. Legislative Day informs you about critical issues in Washington and provides the opportunity to arrange Capitol Hill meetings with your representatives, senators, and congressional staff.

To register and for more information, click here.