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Pro Growth

Beyond our leadership on aviation policy, ARSA works to promote a pro-growth agenda, that is, policies that create a better climate for businesses of all sizes. We understand that the aviation industry isn’t working in a vacuum and that the success of your business depends on a favorable economic climate that encourages growth and fosters competition.

Unfortunately, in Washington, connecting the dots between policy and real-world impact can be challenging. However, ARSA has your back! The Association works to protect your business’ ability to operate free from cumbersome taxation and regulation. ARSA works with lawmakers to ensure that labor policies protect employee and employer freedoms and that workplace mandates allow your business to thrive, rather than bogging you down with red tape.

As such, ARSA works both independently and in partnership with like-minded organizations to encourage lawmakers to pursue policies that will make it easier for you to run your business. ARSA participates in several coalitions to oppose legislation that would adversely impact your company and support proposals that will allow your repair station to grow. From removing regulatory hurdles to encouraging programs designed to build the next generation of aviation technicians, ARSA’s efforts on the Hill go beyond aviation and help your company succeed.

The latest ARSA news regarding rulemaking is below; click here for archived content.


ARSA on the Road: Klein in the Golden State

From July 20-24, ARSA Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein carried the association’s flag to Southern California. During his four days on the west coast, Klein met with current and…

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ARSA Illustrates Aviation Maintenance

In early 2015, ARSA ran multiple member surveys to collect industry data. The surveys, which include a workforce development questionnaire and the most-recent edition of the association’s annual member survey,…

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Amend or New: Vagueness Persists

The FAA’s July 20 response to ARSA’s request for clarity regarding a new owner’s requirement to apply for an amended or new certificate when it obtains a repair station’s assets…

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More of the Same: Government Report Criticizes Foreign Oversight

On July 16, the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General (DOT-IG) issued a report criticizing FAA oversight of foreign repair stations in the European Union (E.U.).
The investigation was…

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Draft SUP Program Order Released

On July 15, the FAA released draft Order 8120.16A entitled “Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP) Program,” which would cancel current Order 8120.16, “Processing Reports of Suspected Unapproved Parts.” The draft Order…

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