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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.


SLC Sponsor Highlight – First Aviation Services & an Evening with Michael Lawson

Thank you to First Aviation Services for its Gold Level Sponsorship of the 2016 Strategic Leadership Conference, hosted by IATA in Montreal on Oct. 5-6. Specifically, First Aviation’s support will…Read More

FAA Confirms Parts Documentation Privileges But Problems Remain

On Aug. 29, the FAA, in coordination with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), issued Flight Standards Notice 8900.380 to Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASIs) with oversight responsibility for U.S. repair…Read More

Bundle Pricing for “The Fourth Branch of Government” Sessions on Demand

Maintenance providers deal with numerous administrative agencies of the U.S. government. Above and beyond the typical oversight provided American businesses by the departments of Labor, Health, Commerce and others, repair…Read More

Help ARSA, AMT Magazine Celebrate Young Aviation Talent

ARSA’s commitment to building the aviation maintenance workforce of the future means celebrating the excellence of the men and women who already keep the world safely in flight. The association…Read More

ARSA Tells Congress to Address the Industry’s Skilled Worker Shortage

On Aug. 19, ARSA delivered a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging strong support and swift approval of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize, reform and improve the Carl D.…Read More
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