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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.

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


ARSA Submits Statement to T&I Committee Hearing

On Jan. 21, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on “Reforming and Streamlining the FAA’s Regulatory Certification Processes.”
The association submitted a statement to the record. In that…

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ARSA to Congress: Overregulation Hinders Growth, Competitiveness

On Jan. 15, ARSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel B. Fisher laid out the association’s legislative agenda in a letter to congressional leadership. Fisher focused on economic growth, operational freedom…

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House Advances Legislation to Tweak Obamacare Workweek Definition

The House took the 114th Congress’s first attempt at altering Obamacare by approving the Save American Workers Act of 2015 on Jan. 8.
The legislation, which received the support of…

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FAA Announces Plans to Release D&A Testing NPRM in 2015

On Dec. 22, the U.S. Department of Transportation released its semiannual regulatory agenda, which includes the FAA’s planned rulemaking activity for 2015.
Of particular importance to the aviation maintenance industry, the FAA…

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Saint Louis University Aviation Maintenance/Manufacturing Survey

As with any industry, it is important for aviation maintenance stakeholders to evaluate future knowledge, skills and abilities to support the future needs of the flying public. The Center for…

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