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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.


Help ARSA Help ARAC – Modify, Replace or Repeal Rules or Guidance

On April 20, the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) accepted an FAA task to support aviation regulatory reform. The committee must provide: (1) Recommendations on existing regulations that are good…Read More

ARSA at MRO Americas – Always Among Friends

On April 24, Vice President of Communications Brett Levanto stopped in Orlando for a discussion with Aviation Week’s Commercial Aviation Forecast Advisory Board. At the meeting, held at the Orange…Read More

ARSA Online Training Series: Part 145

Join Executive Director Sarah MacLeod for a three-session training series covering part 145. Make sure you know what the regulation governing repair stations really says about your business. Part 145…Read More

ARSA Presses Commercial Parts Harmonization

On April 18, ARSA pressed the FAA to acknowledge a Feb. 3 request to resolve international regulatory issues associated with commercial parts and commercial off-the-shelf parts (COTS). These parts must…Read More

Graphic Content – Employment and Workforce Data

ARSA’s survey team has just begun to break down response data from the 2017 Member Survey, but workforce and employment issues have already risen to the top of the industry’s…Read More
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