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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.


Part 145 – From Soup to Nuts

On Feb. 14, ARSA released its first intensive training: a four-hour exploration of 14 CFR part 145 by Executive Director Sarah MacLeod. Specially recorded with a hand-picked corps of live…Read More

On Demand – Avoiding ‘Self Exposure’ (Full Series)

On Feb. 15, Executive Director Sarah MacLeod provided ARSA’s second online training session on self disclosure. MacLeod had already covered the who, what, why, when, where and how of filing…Read More

Filler, Poteet Helping ‘Transform’ AIR

On Feb. 7, Marshall S. Filler, ARSA’s managing director and general counsel, and Ryan Poteet, ARSA’s regulatory affairs director, joined officials from the FAA, MITRE and representatives from every facet…Read More

[Updated] Serving Through Survey Responses – Oliver Wyman and ARSA

On Jan. 30, Oliver Wyman opened its annual MRO survey. The global consulting firm has surveyed members of the maintenance, manufacturing, airline and aviation finance communities for more than a…Read More

Symposium 2017 – Meet an Exhibitor: BSI Group

Registration is open for ARSA’s 2017 Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium. Both the maintenance community and those who serve its needs are coming to the nation’s capital. Register now…Read More
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