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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 Finally Clarifies Designee Privilege

On May 13, the FAA clarified a repair specification designated engineering representative’s (RS-DER) ability to rescind an approval of engineering information. The issue arose when a member received a letter…

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ARSA Joins STEM Leadership Council

On May 14, the STEM Education Coalition welcomed ARSA as a new member of its Leadership Council.  Alongside the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC), ARSA’s new position will give the…

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ARSA Remembers: Fred Emery (1933-2015)

On Wednesday, April 29, Frederick Joseph Emery passed away at his home in Washington, D.C.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Fred moved to the nation’s capital in 1963 to serve the…

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FAA Corrects Contract Maintenance Rule Effective Date

On April 29, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a correction to its final air carrier contract maintenance rule, giving industry until March 4, 2016 to comply with the new…

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ARSA on UAS Rule – Don’t Bite Off More than FAA Can Chew

On April 23, ARSA submitted comments to the FAA’s proposed rule regarding its control of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The association added its voice to the thousands who provided…

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