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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 Works: FAA Policy Jeopardizes AD Compliance

On April 29, ARSA requested the FAA revise a legal interpretation regarding second and third-tier documents that are purportedly incorporated by reference (IBR’d) in an airworthiness directive (AD). ARSA’s letter…

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On Demand – Audit Activism Part 1

Join Executive Director Sarah MacLeod and learn how to establish a proactive approach to audits. Get tips on how to manage an audit process that ensures responses are appropriate, timely…

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MAG Change 5: FAA, EASA Confirm 8130-3 Requirement Extension

On April 20, ARSA received a letter from the FAA and EASA confirming the postponement of the “new” parts documentation requirement imposed on U.S.-based production approval holders by change 5…

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ARSA to FAA: Starting on the Same Page through Training Access

On April 20, ARSA submitted a letter to the directors of the Flight Standards and Aircraft Certification Services requesting development of criteria for agency personnel to use when determining whether…

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Senate FAA Bill Passes, McCaskill Amendments Defeated

On April 19, the Senate approved an 18-month FAA reauthorization bill with overwhelming bipartisan support, 95-3.
ARSA and its members succeeded in ensuring two amendments filed by Sen. Claire McCaskill…

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