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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

The latest news regarding ARSA’s regulatory program is below; click here for archived content.

ARSA on the Road: Klein in the Golden State

From July 20-24, ARSA Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein carried the association’s flag to Southern California. During his four days on the west coast, Klein met with current and…

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ARSA Illustrates Aviation Maintenance

In early 2015, ARSA ran multiple member surveys to collect industry data. The surveys, which include a workforce development questionnaire and the most-recent edition of the association’s annual member survey,…

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Amend or New: Vagueness Persists

The FAA’s July 20 response to ARSA’s request for clarity regarding a new owner’s requirement to apply for an amended or new certificate when it obtains a repair station’s assets…

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More of the Same: Government Report Criticizes Foreign Oversight

On July 16, the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General (DOT-IG) issued a report criticizing FAA oversight of foreign repair stations in the European Union (E.U.).
The investigation was…

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Draft SUP Program Order Released

On July 15, the FAA released draft Order 8120.16A entitled “Suspected Unapproved Parts (SUP) Program,” which would cancel current Order 8120.16, “Processing Reports of Suspected Unapproved Parts.” The draft Order…

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