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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Online Training: Major, Minor and More

Join ARSA’s regulatory and legislative teams for a series of sessions in February and March. Begin in your shop with major/minor determinations, travel the world with an introduction to international…

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ARSA Details Concerns with AIRR Act

On Feb. 10, in a letter to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee leadership, ARSA’s Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel B. Fisher, detailed the association’s concerns with sec. 402 of…

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Industry Pursues Clarity on Data Approval through AC Rewrite

On Feb. 8, ARSA led an alliance of aviation trade associations in commenting on the FAA’s draft Advisory Circular 43-210A, “Standardized Procedures for Requesting Field Approval of Data, Major Alterations…

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Chief Counsel “Contemplating” Position on Housing Requirements

On Feb. 1, FAA Chief Counsel Reggie Govan responded to ARSA’s Dec. 8, 2015 request for clarification on the applicability of 14 CFR § 145.103 housing requirements. In its original…

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Hotline Highlight: A Serious Test

In August 2014, the Federal Register published the FAA’s final rule amending 14 CFR part 145. The new repair station rule omitted the word “serious” from the service difficulty reporting…

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FAA Bill Highlights Need for ARSA Member Engagement

On Feb. 4, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) unveiled his long-awaited FAA reauthorization proposal, the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act (the AIRR Act, H.R. 4441).…

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