Promoting Aviation Maintenance

Good safety is good business. The men and women who work in the aviation maintenance industry are committed to ensuring that every person who boards an aircraft anywhere in the world gets to their destination safely.

The industry’s outstanding safety record is no accident. It is the result of an effective, and ever improving, network of industry controls in concert with existing regulations. Repair stations are an important part of what makes the aviation industry safer, more reliable, and more efficient.

Contract maintenance allows airlines to reduce maintenance costs without negatively impacting safety. The reason? Highly specialized repair stations are able to get a better return on investment for tools, training, facilities, and other key business components. This allows ARSA members to maximize the efficiency, expertise, and skill in an already highly talented and professional international workforce. Whether it is line maintenance performed by an airline, a complete engine overhaul done by a manufacturer, or contract avionics repair—those responsible for the repairs uphold the highest standards of safety and regulatory compliance.

No maintenance provider has a monopoly on safety. The same safety rules, standards, and regulations apply to maintenance work wherever it is performed. A person or entity that is FAA-certificated always approves all maintenance work for return to service. It is simply not possible for an airline to have its maintenance performed all over the world by whomever it pleases without retaining responsibility for the work.

The entire aviation maintenance industry is proud of its exemplary record of providing a safe product to the traveling public. ARSA continues to promote this record and counter false safety messages.

ARSA strives to provide resources to educate the general public about the work of the association’s member organizations; should you need to provide a quick reference or introductory overview to the global MRO industry, please utilize

Support ARSA’s Leading Edge Public Television Documentary Project

ARSA announces an exciting opportunity for members to help publicize the positive impact of our industry. The association has contracted with Leading Edge ( to produce a series of videos about aviation maintenance.

Including a 6-minute documentary hosted by former Dallas Cowboys Head Coach and sports broadcaster Jimmy Johnson, the series will provide insight about the broad impact of MRO on the economies, industries, and peoples of the world. The series will reach an influential and well-informed audience through distribution to public television stations in all 50 states as well as in short ads on networks like MSNBC, CNN, and CNBC.

In addition to running on broadcast and cable television, the videos will be distributed online and made available for ARSA and member use. Altogether, these resources will become important tools to educate the media, lawmakers, voters, and current and prospective workers  about the industry’s economic and safety contributions to world markets.

You can join us in this effort by sponsoring the project. Not only will you be helping us to provide valuable knowledge to a broad constituency, you will be a part of the work. A $7,500 contribution will provide your company:

  • Recognition as a supporter during the documentary and profile credits, and in ARSA project marketing materials;
  • The opportunity to submit b-roll footage for possible inclusion; and
  • A sneak peak at the videos for review and comment.

To become a sponsor, complete the information below and submit the following form. You will be invoiced for your contribution.