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Symposium 2017 – See What Happened

Thanks to all the participants, speakers, sponsors and allies who made ARSA’s 2017 Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium possible.  See what happened when the maintenance community descended on the nation’s capital.


Friday, March 17 @ 12:01 p.m. EDT

The final curtain has officially fallen (metaphorically). ARSA is grateful to everyone who made this year’s event possible, persevering through unusually wintry weather to bring the voice of the maintenance community to the nation’s capital. As we close down at the Ritz-Carlton, a final, special thanks to the 2017 sponsors (to learn more about any of them, click the relevant logo):

2017 Platinum Sponsor

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2017 Gold Sponsors

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2017 Silver Sponsors

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2017 Supporters

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Friday, March 17 @ 11:04 a.m. EDT

As a great event comes to a close, mark your calendar for the next one:

SLC 2017 – Save the Date

…and for next year (click here to download next year’s symposium to your Outlook calendar).


Friday, March 17 @ 10:06 a.m. EDT

As its members sat down for ARSA’s Annual Meeting, the association honored Ms. Peggy Gilligan:

ARSA Honors Gilligan’s Public Service with Weston Award


Thursday, March 16 @ 9:49 a.m. EDT

New ARSA member benefit announced. Welcome to PartnerShip:

ARSA Announces New Preferred Shipping Program


Wednesday, March 15 @ 5:03 p.m. EDT

Legislative Day attendees got to spend some time with the unstoppable Rep.Virginia Foxx (N.C.) and honored her commitment to career technical education:

Aviation Maintenance Industry Recognizes Foxx for Technical Education Leadership


Wednesday, March 15 @ 1:35 p.m. EDT

Capitol Hill briefing complete. See what was presented:

Newest ARSA Report: Positive Trade Balance, Growth Prospects for Global Maintenance


Wednesday, March 15 @ 9:22 a.m. EDT

Attendees are on their way to Capitol Hill. As they breeze through D.C. traffic, take a moment to see what they’ll be talking about:

Legislative Issues


Tuesday, March 14 @ 10:14 a.m. EDT

The weather is already beginning to clear in the Washington, D.C. area. ARSA’s team is digging out and will be ready for tomorrow’s Legislative Day.

Should travel disruptions prevent a registrant from joining us, that individual should identify and provide us with a substitute since we do not offer refunds after March 1. If no colleague is able to make the trip or attend, registrants still can access all materials and follow up with the ARSA team should they need more insight.

Wherever you are, stay tuned for alerts and updates.


Monday, March 13 @ 9:10 a.m. EDT

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Washington, D.C. area from March 13 at 7:00 p.m. to March 14 at 2:00 p.m. Forecasts vary depending on location, but the some mix of snow, sleet and rain is expected across the region. This warning is part of a larger weather system moving through the midwest and northeast United States.

ARSA’s Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium will continue as scheduled regardless of weather conditions. While Tuesday’s weather will be problematic, the system will clear in time for the area to get back to work on Wednesday and Thursday.

Registrants should take appropriate action regarding their personal travel and stay tuned to this page for event updates.


The Live Feed…



Last Year

ARSA Symposium 2016 - See What Happened

As the global maintenance community convened for ARSA’s 2016 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium, Washington, D.C. became the capital of the aviation maintenance world. See what happened. For more information about the event itself, click here.

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March 21, 2016 @ 9:30 a.m. EDT

Thanks to all participants, speakers and sponsors who made the 2016 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium possible. For those who attended, please be sure to review and download the event resources – including all presentations, attendee listings and references – on the materials page listed in the handout. (Lost the address? Contact ARSA for help.) Whether you made it to the nation’s capital this year or not, save the date for next year’s symposium, held March 15-17, 2017.


March 18, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m. EDT

ARSA Honors Maguire as Her New Career Takes Flight
On March 18, ARSA presented its Leo Weston Award for Excellence in Government Service to Crystal Maguire. Maguire, the association’s long-serving vice president of operations, accepted the honor from Executive Director Sarah MacLeod during ARSA’s 2016 Annual Repair Symposium.


March 17, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m. EDT

Gilligan Praises Aircraft Safety, Highlights Skill and Technology
During her keynote address, FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Peggy Gilligan focused on technical competency and technological advances that have made the American national airspace system the safest in the world. Gilligan noted that as a result, the U.S. commercial air system has not lost a passenger since February 2009 – 2,590 days of safety. Click here to see the programmatic references from Gilligan’s speech.


March 16, 2016 @ 3:40 p.m. EDT

Senate Panel Approves Bipartisan FAA Bill, ARSA Objects to Maintenance Provisions
On March 16, as ARSA members stormed Capitol Hill for the association’s 2016 Legislative Day, the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee approved its 18-month, FAA reauthorization bill with bipartisan support. ARSA strongly opposes the bill’s maintenance-related provisions and Legislative Day attendees made the issue a top priority during visits to Senate and House offices.


March 16, 2016 @ 1:10 p.m. EDT

ARSA Releases Annual Economic Report, Highlights Impact of Maintenance
With FAA reauthorization bills taking center stage on Capitol Hill, ARSA’s annual economic market assessment once-again highlights the impact of an often unseen part of the aviation industry: maintenance. The 2016 Global Fleet & MRO Market Assessment prepared by Oliver Wyman was released March 16 at a Capitol Hill briefing. The event, conducted as part of ARSA’s annual Legislative Day, was headlined by House Aviation Subcommittee Member Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) and attended by aviation maintenance industry executives and congressional staff.


March 15, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m. EDT

WMATA: All Metrorail service will be suspended Wednesday, March 16, for emergency inspections
Legislative Day and Symposium attendees, particularly those not staying at the Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City but attending events on Wednesday, should account for Metrorail closures in their personal travel plans.


March 15, 2016 @ 12:25 p.m. EDT

Thank you to the 2016 sponsors:

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