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Ensuring Fair and Effective Aviation Policy

ARSA works closely with senators and representatives to ensure fair and effective aviation policy that meets the needs of the maintenance industry while maintaining the strongest focus on safety and security.

As a heavily-regulated industry, the aviation community needs to ensure agencies, such as the FAA and TSA receive the funding they need to provide fair oversight and effective rulemaking. However, all too often legislators demand agency action but fail to equip regulators with the capabilities or capacity to respond. What’s worse, lawmakers with little understanding of aviation maintenance issues and the regulatory framework governing the industry (both globally and domestically) will often seek to micromanage repair stations by imposing new laws that don’t fit with existing regulations.

In addition to ARSA’s leadership in efforts to lift the ban on the certification of new foreign repair stations and pass the FAA bill, the Association works with lawmakers on a host of other aviation related issues. ARSA raises awareness of ICA issues among lawmakers, highlighting the repair industry’s difficulties in gaining access to these important documents. The Association’s efforts have sought to ensure that regulations are consistently and fairly enforced.

Efforts on legislative policy also include educating lawmakers about the delicate framework of international agreements that govern the aviation industry. As a truly global business, it is important that lawmakers not undermine the global backbone of aviation with short-sighted policies. The Association also fights to assure that the FAA has the resources to accomplish its missions, and keeps a watchful eye for any legislation impacting repair stations.

ARSA works with lawmakers, their staffs, and congressional aviation committees to develop an aviation policy that is responsive to the industry’s needs while also ensuring the safety and reliability of the nation’s aviation network.

The latest ARSA news regarding aviation policy is below; click here for archived content.

MAG Change 5 – FAA, EASA Assist with International Parts Documentation

On Nov. 20, the FAA and EASA announced a joint strategy for implementing the most-recent update to the international safety agreement between the two bodies. That document, which was signed…

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ARSA Introduces Ramco Systems as Preferred Provider

On Nov. 18, ARSA announced the selection of its newest preferred provider: Ramco Systems. Scheduled to coincide with Ramco’s appearance at NBAA 2015, the announcement followed the company’s new cooperation…

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Jet Center MFR’s Hudnall Announced as New ARSA President

ARSA’s board of directors has announced the election of its new president: Gary Hudnall, general manager of Jet Center MFR in Medford, Oregon. The selection was made during the board’s…

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Bonus Depreciation, Sec. 179 Caught Up in Year-End Extenders Drama

The conventional wisdom in the nation’s capital is that lawmakers are still on track to ink a final deal before years’ end to reinstate and possibly extend expired business tax…

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ARSA Online Training Series: Part 145

Join ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod for a three-session training series covering part 145. This holiday season give yourself the gift of useful knowledge: what does the regulation governing repair…

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