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Legislative Issues

As the aviation maintenance industry’s eyes and ears on Capitol Hill, ARSA’s legislative program fights for the interests of repair stations. Through outreach to members of Congress and their staffs, we educate decision makers about the contributions of the nearly 300,000 men and women of the aviation maintenance industry and their positive impact on the U.S. economy.


Click to download the 2016 priorities PDF.

ARSA combines its knowledge of the inner workings of Congress and the legislative process with its renowned regulatory expertise to inform lawmakers about the impact legislation will have on the aviation community. This allows ARSA to establish strong relationships and serve as an unbiased expert on many issues.

Learn how ARSA is standing up for repair stations on Capitol Hill.

Ensuring fair and effective aviation policy

Issues related to aviation policy are the association’s top priority on Capitol Hill. ARSA encourages Congress to provide the resources for effective rulemaking and oversight, works to prevent congressional micromanagement of the industry, and defends the integrity and fairness of the federal rulemaking process.

Authorizing a healthy and fully-resourced FAA

Every several years Congress is required to enact legislation setting policy priorities and authorizing funding for the FAA. Here you can find information on the most recent FAA reauthorization debate and ARSA’s role in the process, which led to passage of the FAA Reauthorization & Reform Act in February 2012. Information on the  current reauthorization debate can be found at

Support for private industry growth

From Main Street to Wall Street, the decisions made in Washington affect your cost of doing business. ARSA works to promote a favorable business and economic climate for your company by promoting tax, trade, labor, and workplace safety issues that ensure the operational freedom you need for your business to succeed.