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Devoted to the regulatory needs of the worldwide civil aviation community, ARSA helps develop clear, concise, and consistent rules, guidance, policy and interpretations; allowing uniform application of the law, both in the U.S. and abroad.

ARSA is dedicated to helping regulated entities run their operations efficiently. The purpose of the regulatory program is to differentiate between government functions and industry responsibilities. In comments to proposed rulemaking and guidance documents ARSA works towards uniform enforcement of regulation. By delivering essential regulatory news and compliance information through training, publications, and one-on-one communication with its members, the association ensures members have the knowledge to be compliant.

Aviation is a global industry; click on a region below to learn more about ARSA’s advocacy efforts and regulatory developments in that area.

United States — FAA

Europe — EASA

Canada — TCCA

Issue Pages

ARSA maintains issue-specific information pages as a resource for its membership. From “did you know” overviews to regulatory timelines, these pages can be repository of knowledge, best practices and tools for the aviation maintenance community to best manage their operations in a heavily-regulated environment.

Click here to access the pages.

Click here for to see the association’s updates on regulatory matters.

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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