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The 2018 Annual Repair Symposium

The Annual Repair Symposium has evolved into a week-long event including executive branch briefings, grassroots legislative advocacy and world-class regulatory compliance and business content. The event provides a regular venue for members and invited guests from around the world to network and discuss issues that matter to the repair station community. For four days in March, the association brings the aviation world to the nation’s capital.

March 13-16, 2018 – Arlington, Virginia & Washington, D.C.

Learn more by navigating the drop-down menus below, then submit your registration using the form at the bottom of this page…


Event Information...

Planned Agenda

Executive to Executive Briefings: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

Industry executives will participate in meetings with senior executive branch officials organized by ARSA.  Participation is limited to 24 participants, with priority access given to platinum and gold-level sponsors.


Legislative Day: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

After a morning of briefings and policy updates. Legislative Day participants will fan out across Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress as well as personal and committee staffers to connect the impact of the maintenance community to each state and congressional district. The day will include ARSA’s annual release of its Global Fleet & MRO Market Assessment, produced by Oliver Wyman, as well as the presentation of the association’s Legislative Leadership Award. 

As Legislative Day attendees return from the Hill, the Symposium Ice Breaker reception will open for guests at the Ritz-Carlton.

Annual Repair Symposium: Thursday, March 15, 2018


7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks

8:30 a.m. Keynote Address

9:00 a.m. Break

9:15 a.m. Session 1: Opening Salvo—Maintenance

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Session 2: Opening Salvo—Certification

12:30 p.m. Lunch with Guest Speaker

1:45 p.m. Dessert Break

2:00 p.m. Session 3: Why Would I Work for You??

3:00 p.m. ARSA Jeopardy

3:30 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Session 4: Doing Business with Government: Opportunities and Challenges

5:00 p.m. Club Lounge Happy Hour

Annual Member Meeting & Breakouts: Friday, March 16, 2018


8:00 a.m. Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast

9:30 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Breakouts/Training Sessions

12:00 p.m. Event Completion (No Formal Programming)

Registration Pricing

Registration Pricing*

Executive to Executive Briefings – March 13, 2018

$250 ARSA Members/$500 Non-Members

Legislative Day – March 14, 2018

$325 ARSA Members/$500 Non-Members

Annual Repair Symposium – March 15-16, 2018

$750 ARSA Members/$900 Non-Members

*Complimentary registrations are available to event sponsors. See the “sponsorship opportunities” for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Symposium week sponsorship opportunities are divided among four tiers. Each level provides the sponsoring organization with commensurate benefits and services. Sponsors at the platinum, gold or silver levels may have their support connected to a specific component of the event. For reference, the approximate value of the benefits and services provided to sponsors at each level is provided:

Platinum – $10,000

Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch, ARSA team email signatures, specific email alerts to association contacts), recognition in event materials and from the podium, thank you email to all ARSA contacts, ten hours of free online training, three complimentary registrations to Symposium & Legislative Day and two complimentary registrations to Executive to Executive Briefings.

At the Platinum Level, sponsors may select one of the following to specifically support:

  • Executive to Executive Briefings
  • Legislative Day – All Day (Taken)
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Ice Breaker Reception (Taken)
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Club Lounge Happy Hour (Taken)

Projected value of benefits and services (advertising, training, complimentary event attendance): Up to $9,900

Gold – $7,500

Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch, ARSA team email signatures, specific email alerts to association contacts), recognition in event materials and from the podium, thank you email to all ARSA contacts, five hours of free online training, two complimentary registrations to Symposium & Legislative Day and one complimentary registration to Executive to Executive Briefings.

At the Gold Level, sponsors may select one of the following to specifically support:

  • Congressional Directories (Taken)
  • Legislative Priorities Brochures (Taken)
  • Legislative Day – Continental Breakfast
  • Legislative Day – Congressional Briefing and Luncheon
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Continental Breakfast (Thursday or Friday)
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Luncheon with Special Guest (Taken)

Projected value of benefits and services (advertising, training, complimentary event attendance): Up to $7,175

Silver – $3,500

Notation in all publicity, marketing, and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch, ARSA team email signatures, specific email alerts to association contacts), recognition in event materials and from the podium, and one complimentary registration to Symposium and Legislative Day.

At the Silver Level, sponsors may select one of the following to specifically support:

  • Nametag Lanyards (Taken)
  • Hotel Room Keys (Taken)
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Coffee Break (four remaining)

Projected value of benefits and services (advertising, training, complimentary event attendance): Up to $3,100

Supporter – $250-$3,499 (or equivalent in-kind support as appropriate)

Notation in all publicity, marketing, and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch, specific email alerts to association contacts), and recognition in event materials and from the podium.

Sponsorship commitments should be submitted using the registration form below. For more information, contact Brett Levanto (brett.levanto@arsa.org).

Location & Accommodations

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The events of Symposium Week will be held in Washington, D.C. (at the offices of executive branch agencies, the White House and on Capitol Hill). A block of rooms has been reserved at the preferred federal government rate for event participants at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia (where conference sessions will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday):

Click here to reserve your room(s) by Feb. 27.

Attendees seeking accommodations for the night of Tuesday, March 12, should contact the reservation desk directly at 703.415.5000 (different rates apply).

The Ritz-Carlton
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202, United States

The Weston Award

The Leo Weston Award for Excellence in Government Service

First bestowed on Leo Weston himself in 2005, the Weston award honors an instrumental figure in ARSA’s birth by recognizing individuals who embody his commitment to the industry’s safety and success. The symposium provides a venue for association members and invited guests from around the world to network and discuss issues that matter to the aviation maintenance industry. It is the perfect time to respect the history of the repair station community and honor the good works of those who support it.

Click here to learn more about the award.

For information about the 2017 Weston Award honoree, click the story below…

ARSA Honors Gilligan’s Public Service with Weston Award


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