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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.


Hotline Highlight: Successful Oversight Requires Collaboration

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LHT Headlines Aviation Week’s 2017 Laureates Nominations

On Nov. 30, Aviation Week & Space Technology announced the nominees for its 60th annual Laureate Awards, honoring extraordinary achievements in the global aerospace arena. Thirty-three nominees were recognized across…Read More

Coming Soon On Demand – The Tax Man Cometh

Two things are certain in life: death and outstanding training resources from ARSA’s management firm, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C. Learn from two of Washington’s leading small business tax…Read More

Trumps Taps Former Labor Secretary Chao for DOT Head

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, in a photo during her service as head of the Department of Labor. Source: http://elainelchao.com. President-elect Donald Trump has named former…Read More

Judge Halts New Overtime Rules

On Nov. 22, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the Obama administration’s controversial overtime rules, which would have imposed a significant burden on commercial…Read More
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