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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.

Government Can’t Work in ISO-lation – ARSA Submits FOIA Request

ARSA works to ensure consistent application and enforcement by holding the FAA accountable to its policies and procedures. To do this, the association and its members need access to the…

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ARSA Submits Statement to T&I Committee Hearing

On Jan. 21, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on “Reforming and Streamlining the FAA’s Regulatory Certification Processes.”
The association submitted a statement to the record. In that…

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President Unveils Free Community College Plan

On Jan. 9, the White House unveiled a proposal to make two years of community college free for many students. At the same time, President Obama announced a new American…

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Industry to FAA: Repair Stations Know When to Fold ‘Em

On Jan. 9, a coalition of aviation trade associations petitioned the FAA to restore the right to voluntarily surrender a repair station certificate.
In its new repair station rule, which became…

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FAA Announces SMS Final Rule

On Jan. 7, the FAA issued a final rule that requires most U.S. commercial airlines to have Safety Management Systems (SMS) in place by 2018. The rule builds on programs…

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