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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 2017 – See What Happened

See what happened when the maintenance community “engaged for effect” in the American capital: Online: arsa.org/slc-2017 (This Page) Twitter: @ARSAWorks, @caaklein, @LevantoAir and #AVMROSLC17 Digital Companion for Participants (Password Protected): arsa.org/slc-materials-2017 What…Read More

AerSale’s Barimo Brings Leadership, Technical Expertise to ARSA Presidency

Photo courtesy AerSale. Click to see Barimo’s company bio. The ARSA board of directors has announced the election of its new president: Basil Barimo, chief operating officer of AerSale, an…Read More

SLC 2017 – Thanks to CRT

Component Repair Technologies & A Moment of Calm Special thanks to Component Repair Technologies for its Gold Level Sponsorship of ARSA’s 2017 Strategic Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. this week. As participants take on…Read More

SLC 2017 – Thanks to AAR

AAR, Early Rising & a White House Briefing Special thanks to AAR Corp. for its Gold Level Sponsorship of ARSA’s 2017 Strategic Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. this week. The company’s support will put…Read More

New ARSA Guidance Clarifies Duty-Free Aviation Parts Importation Rules

ARSA has released new guidance aimed at helping the aviation maintenance industry import parts for repair in order to more efficiently do business internationally. Under U.S. law and international agreements,…Read More
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