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As the voice of the aviation maintenance industry, ARSA continually works to improve the success and economic vitality of contract maintenance providers. Explore all of ARSA’s work on behalf of the maintenance community.


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ARSA is the voice of the aviation maintenance industry on Capitol Hill. Learn how ARSA advocates for you.


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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. Click here to learn about ARSA’s regulatory developments.


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Select a year below to see a snapshot of the association’s regulatory engagement. Click on the appropriate title to see more information about each action or response.




Action Action Date Response  
Industry Seeks Relief from Bilateral Parts Documentation Squeeze 1/31/2023 N/A  




Action Action Date Response  
Ending Maintenance Manual Rule Enforcement Inconsistency 7/30/2021
Unpacking AD Authority 7/2/2021





2016 & Older


Action Action Date Response Resp. Date
ARSA Repeats Call for Update to Final Inspection Guidance 11/2/2016 Corrections Announced 4/7/2017
ARSA, A4A Remind FAA It’s Never Defined “Engine Influencing Parts” 10/14/2016 Notice Withdrawal 12/19/2016
CRI ARC Members Add Clarity to RCCB Proposal 8/24/2016 RCCB Decision 9/29/2016
ARSA Comments on Revised Rulemaking Procedures 6/29/2016 Final Rule 6/20/2018
ARSA Asks FAA to Release Association’s Working Away Advisory 5/23/2016 N/A  
ARSA Works: FAA Policy Jeopardizes AD Compliance 4/29/2016 N/A  
ARSA to FAA: Starting on the Same Page through Training Access 4/20/2016 N/A  
ARSA Resubmits Aviation Safety QMS FOIA Request 4/8/2016 N/A  


Action Action Date Response Resp. Date
ARSA Calls Out ‘Outrageous’ Housing Requirement for Component Facilities 12/8/2015 FAA Response  2/1/2016
ARSA, AIA, GAMA Support Development of AFS Guidance Methodology 10/9/2015 N/A  
Aviation Coalition Requests Orderly Transition to MAG Change 5 10/7/2015 FAA & EASA Responses Multiple
ARSA Seeks Confirmation of Right to Make Continue in Service Determinations 7/9/2015 FAA Response  8/25/2015
ARSA Joins Coalition Seeking SOC Revision 6/4/2015 N/A  
ARSA to FAA: Keep UAS Regulation Simple 4/23/2015 N/A  
ARSA Condemns FAA’s Rulemaking by Fiat (Continental Cylinders AD) 2/23/2015 N/A  
ARSA to FAA: Nothing Generic About AD Info Collection 1/29/2015 & 3/12/2015 N/A  
ARSA to FAA: “Or New” Unacceptable 1/29/2015 FAA Response 7/20/2015
    FAA Follow Up 8/26/2015
ARSA Submits Aviation Safety QMS FOIA Request 1/22/2015 N/A  
ARSA, ATEC Capitalize on Update to O’Brien Awards 1/21/2015 N/A  
ARSA Submits “Surrender” Petition to FAA 1/9/2015 FAA Response  7/13/2015
    Petition for Reconsideration  8/31/2015


Action Action Date Response Resp. Date
ARSA, ATEC Re-Write Aviation Maintenance Overview 12/11/2014 N/A  
ARSA Comments on Bonded Repair Size Limits Policy 10/16/2014 Final Policy 11/24/2014
“Serious” Petition to FAA 9/22/2014 Rule Correction 11/7/2014
    FAA Response 2/12/2015
ARSA Submits UAS FOIA Request 8/12/2014 N/A  
ARSA to FAA: Line Maintenance Can be Major 7/23/2014 FAA Response 7/25/2014
ARSA, A4A Seek Clarification on Alternative MTP 6/13/2014 FAA Response 7/14/2014
ARSA Follows Up on Security Rule Clarification 6/13/2014 TSA Q&A 7/25/2014
    TSA Response 7/30/2014
ARSA and Metal Improvement Company LLC File Part 43 and Repair Station Work Instructions CSI 5/28/2014 FAA Response 4/30/2015
ARSA Reminds FAA About Parts Identification Issue 5/21/2014 FAA Response 6/19/2014
ARSA Requests Further Review of Final Inspection Guidance 5/14/2014 FAA Response 6/13/2014
ARSA Files Line Maintenance Housing CSI 5/1/2014 FAA Response 5/13/2014
    ARSA Reply to FAA 5/21/2014
    FAA Update 7/18/2014
    FAA Response 9/29/2014
ARSA Urges TSA to Reconsider Repair Station Responsibility 2/24/2014 N/A  
ARSA Asks FAA to Clarify EASA Data Acceptance 2/19/2014 FAA InFO  6/12/2014
ARSA Requests ICR Approval Withdrawal 2/3/14 N/A  
ARSA Contests FSDO Policy 1/17/2014 FAA Response  4/7/2014
ARSA Challenges FAA Information Collection 1/14/2014 N/A  


Action Action Date Response Resp. Date
ARSA Condemns FAA Overreach 12/11/13 N/A  
ARSA Highlights Concerns on Order 8130.21H 11/19/13 FAA Response  12/2/13
ARSA Comments on FAA Certification Process 10/30/13 N/A  
ARSA Urges SBA to Request Withdrawal of FAA Airworthiness Directive 9/26/13 N/A  
ARSA Pushes for Extension or Withdrawal of Continental Motors NPRM 8/30/13 N/A  
ARSA Requests Interpretation on AMOC Order 8/28/13 FAA Response  1/27/14
ARSA Urges FAA to Clarify Technical Data Requirements 6/9/13 FAA Order  4/18/2014
ARSA Seeks Consistency In EASA SMS Requirements 6/5/13 N/A  
ARSA Questions Part-Specific Training “Requirement” 5/15/13 FAA Response  7/29/13
ARSA Praises European Legislators’ Efforts on ICAs 4/19/13 N/A  
ARSA Comments on Air Carrier Contract Maintenance Requirements; Proposed Rule 3/13/13 N/A  


Action Action Date Response Resp. Date
ARSA Comments on Maintenance Duty Time 12/13/12 FAA Response 12/26/12
ARSA Letter on Part Marking During Maintenance 12/11/12 FAA Response 1/16/13
ARSA Seeks Clarification of FAA Designee Privilege 12/6/12 FAA Response 4/11/13
    ARSA Reply to FAA 6/5/13
    FAA Final Response 5/13/15
ARSA Comments to Repair Station NPRM 11/19/12 N/A  
UAS Integration Must Not Distract FAA’s Safety Focus 11/8/12 FAA Response 12/26/12
ARSA Files Comments to FAA AC 145-11 10/12/12 FAA Response 10/19/12
ARSA Seeks MMI Clarification 10/4/12 FAA Response 10/15/12
ARSA, Industry Allies Request 145 Extension 8/3/12 N/A  
ARSA Letter Regarding SWA Manual and FSDO Inconsistencies 7/27/12 N/A  
ARSA Asks Supreme Court to Intervene on ICA Availability 6/11/12 N/A  
ARSA Recommends Shedding Light on Federal Rulemaking Process 5/3/12 N/A  
Comments to Docket NTSB-GC-2011-0001 (NPRM Amendments to NTSB Regulations) 4/9/12 N/A  
Comments to Docket NTSB-GC-2011-0001 (ANPRM Amendments to NTSB Regulations) 3/9/12 N/A  
ARSA Requests FAA Assistance to Address MAG Part Tagging Requirements 4/3/12 N/A  
ARSA Suggests Changes to FAA Form 8310-3 1/23/12 N/A  
ARSA Weighs in on Proposed FAA ICA Policy 1/4/12 N/A  


Action Action Date Response Resp. Date
ARSA Makes Recommendations for Audit Review Project 12/21/11 N/A  
ARSA Looks for Proper FAA Interpretation of Rules for Major Repair 12/7/11 N/A  
ARSA Requests MAG Clarification 11/10/11 EASA Response  1/23/12
ARSA Questions Issuance of PMA for “Consumables” 10/27/11 N/A  
ARSA Requests Guidance on Multiple Part Identification 10/19/11 FAA Response 12/2/11
ARSA Comments on FAA’s Airworthiness Directive Interpretation 6/30/11 FAA Interpretation  04/27/2016
ARSA Comments on FAA’s Interpretation of Duty & Rest Provisions 6/14/11 N/A  
ARSA Suggests Changes to NTSB Regulations 3/9/11 N/A  
ARSA Letter Requesting FAA to Clarify That Fabrication of a Part is Not Maintenance 3/8/11 FAA Response 3/25/11
ARSA Challenges FAA’s Delay in Complying with Court Order 2/15/11 DC Court Of Appeals Response 4/15/11
    ARSA Response to Petition 3/14/11
    US Court of Appeals Response 3/2/11
Maintaining High-Pressure Cylinders Under Titles 14 and 49 CFR 1/28/11 N/A  


Action Action Date Response Resp. Date
ARSA Submits Letter on Measuring and Test Equipment Calibration 12/13/10 FAA Response 4/8/11
Letter Regarding Maintenance and Preventive Maintenance Personnel Duty Time Limitations 12/13/10 FAA Response 4/14/11
    FAA Response 12/26/12
ARSA Letter Requesting that Corrections Be Made to Guidance Regarding Persons Performing Final Inspections 11/30/10 N/A  
ARSA Submits Recommendations for FAA’s Proposed AMOC Guidance 8/6/10 N/A  
ARSA Submits Comments to FAA Draft Advisory Circular 120-CMP 7/22/10 N/A  
ARSA Requests FAA to Amend and Reissue Repair Station Hazmat Certification Guidance 7/9/10 FAA Response 10/15/10
ARSA Welcomes Pistole to TSA 7/8/10 TSA Response 8/4/10
ARSA Letter to Office of Management and Budget on Quarterly Utilization Report 4/30/10 N/A  
ARSA Urges EASA to Clarify and Adjust 4/20/10 EASA Response   7/6/11
ARSA Request for Clarification of FAA D&A Testing Rules 4/1/10 FAA Response 7/23/10
ARSA’s Comments to the 2009 TSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 2/18/10 N/A  
ARSA Asks FAA to Clarify Drug and Alcohol Testing Rules — Again 1/15/10 FAA Response 1/19/10





Action Action Date Response Resp. Date
ARSA Notice Regarding EASA NPA 2007-09 11/29/07 N/A  
ARSA Letter on Limitations on Issuance of Repairman Certificates 11/21/07 FAA Response 12/11/07
    ARSA Second Letter 8/7/08
    ARSA Third Letter 5/14/09
ARSA Correspondence on Unilateral Changes to Air Agency Operations Specifications 11/21/07 N/A  
ARSA Letter Requesting Expedited Issuance of Repair Station Security Regulations 11/21/07 FAA Response 12/26/07
ARSA Request for Clarification/Change to AC 65-25(D) 11/8/07 FAA Response 7/11/08
ARSA Request Seeking Clarification on Compliance with AD 2003-12-07 10/27/07 FAA Response 9/3/09
ARSA Request Seeking Clarification on Contracting Maintenance Functions 10/26/07 N/A  
ARSA Request on Maintenance Release for Components 9/28/07 FAA Response 10/10/07
ARSA Correspondence Regarding EASA Human Factors Training Compliance 5/8/07 EASA Response 8/20/07
ARSA Request for Assistance, Re: Independently Developed Maintenance and Alteration Processes 5/1/07 N/A  
Recording Major Repairs on Canadian Products 4/9/07 N/A  



Action Action Date Response Resp. Date
ARSA Asks FAA to Amend Hazmat Training Rule 11/22/05 FAA Response 3/13/06