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Legislative

ARSA is the voice of the aviation maintenance industry on Capitol Hill. In addition to representing your interests in the legislative process, ARSA’s lobbying team has a wealth of knowledge and resources to help you and your employees get personally engaged to influence Congress. The Association’s legislative program is your resource for information about the aviation maintenance industry’s policy priorities and advocacy best practices. ARSA’s robust legislative efforts complement our renowned regulatory expertise.

Our overarching goal is to enact legislation that creates a more favorable economic climate for repair stations and to beat back efforts to unnecessarily drive up repair station costs of doing business or undermine free trade in aviation maintenance services. We work to ensure your company can operate free from congressional micromanagement in an environment that fosters growth. The Association’s legislative team makes sure that lawmakers understand the consequences of their actions on your business.

We advance your interests by:

  • Educating policymakers about the contract maintenance industry’s contributions to flight safety, airline efficiency, and economic growth;
  • Monitoring legislation and alerting our members to new threats;
  • Meeting with lawmakers and congressional staff to explain our industry’s position on key issues;
  • Participating in congressional hearings;
  • Participating in industry coalitions to advance common interests; and
  • Providing information and resource to our members to help them influence the policy process.

Legislative issues

With lawmakers constantly scrutinizing the aviation maintenance industry, staying on top of developments in our nation’s capital is more important than ever. Here you can find information about ARSA’s legislative priorities.

Get involved!

You are the critical element to the industry’s success! ARSA needs your help to get our message to lawmakers. Our legislative action center makes getting involved as easy as clicking a mouse. Visit here for information about how you can help promote the maintenance industry through grassroots action and political participation, including ARSA PAC.

Congressional advocacy

ARSA keeps elected officials informed about the aviation maintenance industry’s policy concerns. Visit here to view ARSA’s congressional advocacy, including committee testimony and correspondence.

Analyze to Advocate

Take advantage of ARSA’s data center for the most-recent economic reports, industry analysis and data. Inform yourself to best tell the story of aviation maintenance.

The latest ARSA legislative program news is below; click here for archived news.


Aviation Career Matchmaker

On Aug. 26, ARSA announced the launch of AeroJobs.org, a web-based recruitment tool that will help the aviation community find technically skilled applicants to keep the world safely in flight.…

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ARSA Works: FAA Affirms Part Recovery Rights

On Aug. 25, the FAA affirmed ARSA’s contention that a repair station’s rating allows it to make “continue-in-service” determinations on internal or attached articles.
The acknowledgement came in response to…

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ARSA Joins Industry on ICA Extension Request

On Aug. 25, a coalition of aviation trade associations requested an extension of the comment periods for both of the FAA’s draft documents addressing Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA).
The…

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Help Maintenance Prosper Through FAA Reauth

As the FAA’s current authorization bill (the FAA Modernization & Reform Act of 2012) nears its final 40 days, Congress will return from August recess with a mess of competing…

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Congress’ Homework: Reauthorize Education Trio

Congressional inaction and its occasional distraction have delayed the reauthorization of three key pieces of education legislation: the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Higher Education Act (HEA) and…

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