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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.

2016 SLC – What Happened in Montreal

ARSA’s 2016 Strategic Leadership Conference arrived in Montreal on Oct. 5. Whether you were an on-site participant (thank you) or a distant observer, this page is your portal to the…Read More

ARSA Expands Membership Opportunities Through Bylaw Changes

On Oct. 7, during its annual meeting, the ARSA Board of Directors approved a series of changes to the association’s bylaws. The updates simplified the categorization of members and expanded…Read More

On Demand Training – Design Approvals & Design Changes

On Oct. 21, Marshall S. Filler presented the second installment of a three-part series on 14 CFR part 21, “Certification Procedures for Products and Articles.” The on-demand recording of the…Read More

ARSA Requests Rewrite of Manuals Advisory Circular

On Oct. 3, ARSA submitted comments to the FAA regarding its draft Advisory Circular 145-9A, “Guide for Developing and Evaluating Repair Station and Quality Control Manuals.” The association requested the…Read More

ARSA, A4A Remind FAA It’s Never Defined “Engine Influencing Parts”

On Oct. 14, ARSA and Airlines for America (A4A) jointly requested the withdrawal of FAA Policy Memorandum AIR100-16-160-PM09 because it erroneously relied on Advisory Circular 33.70-1 to define “engine influencing…Read More

Cuba Rule Changes Begin to Put Aviation Safety Ahead of Politics

On Oct. 14, the Obama administration announced it was updating Cuba sanction rules to facilitate the maintenance of aircraft flying in and out of Cuba. The new paragraph of Sec.…Read More