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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.

2018 Event Information – Mar. 14-16 – Arlington, Virginia & Washington, D.C.

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

Registration will be open soon…click here to download next year’s event to your Outlook calendar


What Happened in 2017

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Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2017 Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium a great success. Click here to see what happened March 15-17, 2017.

 


2017 Sponsors

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2017 Platinum Sponsor

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2017 Gold Sponsors

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2017 Silver Sponsors

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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 Breakfast

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA
Josh Krotec, 2017 Government Affairs Chairman, ARSA & Senior Vice President, First Aviation Services


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

9:30 a.m. Congressional Meetings – All Day
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.


12:00 p.m. Congressional Briefing & Luncheon – Bullfeathers Restaurant (bullfeathersdc.net)
Join ARSA for the unveiling of the 2017 Global Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Industry Economic Assessment.

Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA
Dave Marcontell, Vice President, Oliver Wyman


3:00 p.m. Meeting with House Aviation Subcommittee Staff
2253 Rayburn House Office Building

Join ARSA members and staff for a discussion with senior staff from the House Aviation Subcommittee to discuss FAA reauthorization.


4:30 p.m. Making the Technical Workforce a Priority
2261 Rayburn House Office Building

A leading advocate for improved career technical education will brief ARSA members and staff on prospects for workforce development legislation in the 115th Congress and receive ARSA’s Legislative Leadership Award for her efforts.

House Education & Workforce Chairman Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)


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 Breakfast

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


8:15 a.m. Keynote Address
David Marcontell, Vice President, Oliver Wyman


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


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, 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.

David Hempe, Deputy Director, Aircraft Certification Service, 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 Guest Speaker
An experienced government auditor will introduce attendees to the GAO – a fact-driven, analytical agency committed to supporting the U.S. Congress in improving federal government performance and accountability.

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.

Dennis Chrisbaum, Director for International Trade Finance, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Scott Kennedy, Director, Office of Transportation & Machinery, U.S. Department of Commerce

Moderator: Marcus Jadotte, Vice President of Public Affairs, AAR Corp.


5:00 p.m. COOPESA 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. Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast

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.

Josh Krotec, Senior Vice President, First Aviation Services
Ray Hauck, Senior Vice President of Military Sales, HAECO Americas
Traci Kraus, Director of Government Relations, Cummins Inc.
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.

Miguel Marin, Acting Chief, Operational Safety Section, Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO
Timothy W Shaver, Acting Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Division, FAA
Paul Hawthorne, Director, Global Quality Support, MOOG
Hélio Tarquinio Júnior, General Manager, Continuous Airworthiness General Branch, Department of Airworthiness, ANAC
Thomas Mickler, Washington, D.C. Representative, EASA
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.

J.E. (Sandy) Murdock III, FAA Chief Counsel, Legal Advisor and Blog Editor, JDA Aviation Technology Solutions
Simone Perez, Professional Staff, House Aviation Subcommittee
Bruce Lundegren, Assistant Chief Counsel for Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration
Moderator: Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA


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

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.

ARSA Honors Gilligan’s Public Service with Weston Award

Previous Years

Click Here to See What Happened in 2016

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


 

 

 

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