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Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium

Legislative Day and the Annual Repair Symposium are ARSA’s premier events, providing 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 three days in March, the association brings the aviation world to the nation’s capital.

To register, scroll down and complete the form on the bottom of this page.

2017 Platinum Sponsor

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2017 Gold Sponsors

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2017 Silver Sponsors

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2017 Event Information – Mar. 15-17 – Arlington, Virginia & Washington, D.C.

The 2017 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium will be held March 15-17 at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia (Click here to get it on your Outlook calendar).

Lodging Information – Time is running out to reserve a room…

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

A block of rooms is available for ARSA attendees at special prices. To make your reservation, click here to visit the hotel’s website and select “Reserve Now.” On the registration form, enter the appropriate information and use the code “PYAPYAA.” 

NOTE: Special room rate expires on Feb. 21

For more information, use the drop-down menus below…

Full Agenda

Legislative Day: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton (Click for information)
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202, United States


7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

8:15 a.m. It’s All About Your Industry and Your Company
In the wake of historic U.S. elections, Congress is tackling a range of issues that could impact aviation maintenance markets and repair station costs of doing business. The looming FAA reauthorization will result in new aviation laws and regulations. Tax reform will affect the bottom line for large and small companies alike. Pending workforce legislation could help address the technician shortage. The debate over trade agreements could affect your ability to serve international customers. And regulatory reforms could mean big changes in government oversight. Find out what’s at stake for your company and your industry, where things stand, and what you can do to impact the process.

Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA
Brett Levanto, Vice President of Communications, ARSA


9:00 a.m. Depart for Capitol Hill

All Day Congressional Meetings
Legislative Day attendees should schedule meetings with their own representatives and senators. ARSA staff can provide contact information and guidance on how to do so.


11:45 a.m. Congressional Briefing & Luncheon
Join ARSA for the unveiling of the 2017 Global Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Industry Economic Assessment and hear from a congressional aviation policy leader about the importance of engaging in the political process.

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)*
Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA
Dave Marcontell, Vice President, CAVOK


4:00 p.m. Registration (at Ritz-Carlton)

5:30 p.m. Ice Breaker Reception (at Ritz-Carlton)

Symposium: Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton (Click for information)
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202, United States


7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Sarah MacLeod, Executive Director, ARSA


8:15 a.m. Keynote Address
John S. Duncan, Director, Flight Standards Service, FAA


8:45 a.m. Session 1: What We Have Done Lately
ARSA is the voice of the global aviation maintenance industry. Find out more about how ARSA is advocating for your interests with legislators, regulators and the media; why, in the wake of the 2016 elections, ARSA’s work matters more than ever; and how you can help advance our collective interests.

Sarah MacLeod, Executive Director, ARSA
Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA
David Marcontell, Vice President, CAVOK


9:15 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m. Session 2: Opening Salvo—Maintenance
International agencies will provide updates on the regulations, policies and procedures governing the maintenance industry.

Timothy W Shaver, Acting Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Division, FAA
Thomas Mickler, Washington Representative, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
Hélio Tarquinio Júnior, General Manager, Continuous Airworthiness General Branch, Department of Airworthiness, National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC)
Moderator: Sarah MacLeod, Executive Director, ARSA


10:45 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Session 3: Opening Salvo—Certification
International agencies will provide updates on the regulations, policies and procedures that govern the design and production of civil aviation articles.

Dorenda Baker, Director, Aircraft Certification, FAA*
Thomas Mickler, Washington Representative, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
Hélio Tarquinio Júnior, General Manager, Continuous Airworthiness General Branch, Department of Airworthiness, ANAC

Moderator: Marshall S. Filler, Managing Director & General Counsel, ARSA


12:15 p.m. Break
12:30 p.m. Lunch with Special Guest Speaker
A Washington leader joins participants to share insight into what’s going on in the nation’s capital and why it matters to aviation business.

Dr. Gerald Dillingham, Director of Civil Aviation Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)


2:00 p.m. Session 5: Now Hiring
Every aviation business, regardless of its size or the services it offers, needs to attract technical talent. Repair stations compete not only against each other, but with companies in every other industry that depends on skilled workers. How do you stand out? Hear what others are doing to ensure a continuous pool of aviation talent is available now and in the future.

Andy Halsey, Chief Human Resources Officer, HAECO Americas
Daniel Riskey, Recruiter, Southwest Airlines*
Jennifer Weinbrecht, Vice Preisdent of Compliance, Component Repair Technologies
Moderator: Brett Levanto, Vice President of Communications, ARSA


3:00 p.m. ARSA Jeopardy

3:30 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Session 6: We’re from Washington and We’re Here to Help???
The U.S. government and international institutions have programs to help companies compete globally and encourage investment in emerging markets. Learn more about available resources and how to tap into them.

Marcus Jadotte, Vice President of Public Affairs, AAR Corp.
Dennis Chrisbaum, Director for International Trade Finance, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Moderator: Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA


5:00 p.m. Club Lounge Happy Hour

Annual Member Meeting & Breakouts: Friday, March 17, 2017

The Ritz-Carlton (Click for information)
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202, United States


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

9:30 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Breakouts
Session 1: Doing Business with the Military

Is the Department of Defense a viable source of income for a small-to-medium sized business? Doing business with the government is not like private enterprise contractual relationships; the former is constrained by federal acquisition regulations (the real FARS) and other equally daunting requirements. Learn from companies that are doing business with the military to determine if this is a viable revenue-stream for your enterprise.

Moderator: Sarah MacLeod, Executive Director, ARSA


Session 2: International Certification of Maintenance Organizations

ICAO is revising its Standards and Recommended Practices for approved maintenance organziations to reflect the current state of the international maintenance industry. These changes are intended to facilitate the mutual acceptance of certification and surveillance findings and ultimately result in States validating the maintenance approvals issued by other States without further showing. Hear what ICAO is doing, its timetable for implementation and what’s realistically achievable in light of current international law.

Moderator: Marshall S. Filler, Managing Director & General Counsel, ARSA


Session 3: Influencing the Executive Branch

Hear from current and former federal government officials about how to influence the workings of the executive branch.  Panelists will discuss inflection points in the policy process and best practices for effective engagement.

Moderator: Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA


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Sponsorship Opportunities

The success of Legislative Day and the Annual Repair Symposium depends on the generous commitment of ARSA’s members and aviation community allies. 2017 sponsorships are now available at three different levels. Organizations interested in supporting the maintenance industry’s premier event should use the registration form on this page to make their commitment or contact Vice President of Communications Brett Levanto (brett.levanto@arsa.org).

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum – $10,000

Platinum level sponsors receive:

(1) Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., newsletters, ARSA staff email signatures, any advertisement material, specific email alerts to association contacts related to the event).
(2) Recognition in meeting materials and from the podium.
(3) Recognition in a specific “thank you” email sent to all ARSA contacts as part of pre-event alerts.
(4) Three complimentary event registrations and all other registrations at early-bird pricing.
(5) Ten hours of free online training.

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

  • Legislative Day – All Day
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Ice Breaker Reception
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Registration (Sponsoring organization and provide banner to be shown at registration desk.)
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Opening Salvos (Both)
  • Annual Repair Symposium – Breakout Sessions (All)

Gold – $5,000

Gold level sponsors receive:

(1) Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., newsletters, ARSA staff email signatures, any advertisement material, specific email alerts to association contacts related to the event).
(2) Recognition in meeting materials and from the podium.
(3) Recognition in a specific “thank you” email sent to all ARSA contacts as part of pre-event alerts.
(4) Two complimentary event registrations.

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

  • Legislative Day – Continental Breakfast

Silver – $2,500

Silver level sponsors receive:

(1) Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., newsletters, ARSA staff email signatures, any advertisement material, specific email alerts to association contacts related to the event).
(2) Recognition in meeting materials and from the podium.
(3) One complimentary event registration.


Supporters – $250-$2,499 (or Equivalent In-Kind Support)

Supporters receive:

(1) Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., newsletters, ARSA staff email signatures, any advertisement material, specific email alerts to association contacts related to the event).
(2) Recognition in meeting materials and from the podium.
(3) One registration at early-bird pricing.


To submit a sponsorship commitment, use the appropriate options on the registration form below…

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.

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Previous Years

Click Here to See What Happened in 2016

Pictures from previous events (click the year): 20162015, 2014, 2013


2017 Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium
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Why is the event so valuable? See what 2014 attendees have to say (can’t see the video? Want to share it with someone else? Click here to view it in a new browser window)…

 

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