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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.

FAA Agrees: Line Maintenance can be Major

In a quick turnaround, the Aircraft Maintenance Division responded within two days to ARSA’s question about airframe-rated repair stations with line maintenance authorization performing major repairs and alterations. The agency…

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TSA Agrees with ARSA on Repair Station Security Rule

On July 28, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued long-promised guidance adopting ARSA’s position regarding when an on-airport repair station is responsible for large aircraft on its property under the…

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Challenges Heard at Aviation Subcommittee

On July 23, the House Aviation Subcommittee held a hearing titled “Domestic Aviation Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities” to discuss the various governmental issues plaguing the aviation industry.
The subcommittee heard…

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FAA Answers ARSA, A4A on Alternative MTP

On June 13, ARSA joined Airlines for America (A4A) to ask for clarification regarding the use of methods, techniques or practices (MTP) developed by air carriers and maintenance providers. The main question:…

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ARSA’s Voice on International D&A Testing

The FAA’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) is the first stage of a process that could impose drug and alcohol (D&A) testing requirements on aviation maintenance providers around the globe. ARSA…

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