Good as Gold
March 9-12, 2021
Produced in Arlington, Virginia for Online Participants
ARSA is grateful to the organizations that have once again committed to the association’s work and its members by supporting the Annual Conference. In particular, the following Gold Level sponsors have distinguished themselves by supporting key elements of the event:
Aircraft Electric Motors
Aircraft Electric Motors has long been committed to the association and service to the maintenance community through resources for engaging elected officials. Legislative Day attendees will be quite familiar with AEM, which has proudly supported ARSA’s Congressional Directories for years. In 2021, every participant in grassroots advocacy on behalf of the maintenance community will benefit from the company’s commitment, which made possible the online action center at arsa.org/congress. Learn more about the company – and take a factory tour – at aem.us.
Component Repair Technologies
Component Repair Technologies has supported various portions of the Annual Conference week for years. From evening receptions to hearty breakfast to advocacy resources, CRT has always been ready to commit to the needs of ARSA’s attendees. This year, the company has provided for the association’s legislative priorities resources and guidance. See the results of that investment at arsa.org/legislative/issues. Learn more about the company at componentrepair.com.
First Aviation Services, Inc.
First Aviation Services is always well represented – through both sponsorship and active participation – in ARSA’s events, advocacy, training and leadership. Represented on the association’s board of directors and providing continual engagement with its team on key industry matters, First Aviation represents the kind of proactive member company which drives ARSA forward. The 2021 release of the Annual Fleet & MRO Market report will be presented thanks to the company, about which you can learn more at www.firstaviation.com.
The NORDAM Group, LLC
The NORDAM Group, LLC is a founding member of ARSA and has been engaged in the association’s work for more than 35 years, including long-term representation on the board of directors and regular support for all of ARSA’s work. The company is one of the largest independently-owned aerospace businesses in the world and its support for the 2021 Annual Conference provides for online access to presentation resources through ARSA.org as well as the event platform. Learn more about NORDAM at www.nordam.com.
Learn more about the 2021 Conference, see the agenda and take part in the good work of these sponsors by registering to attend using the menus below or visiting the event page.
Executive to Executive Briefings: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Industry executives participate in meetings with senior executive branch officials organized by ARSA. Participation is limited to annual conference sponsors, with the number of slots available to each sponsoring organizations dependent on level of support.
9:00 a.m. | Introductory Briefing
10:00 a.m. | Department of Commerce
Monica Gorman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce (invited)
11:00 a.m. | Department of State
Richard Yoneoka, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
12:00 p.m. | Midday Break
1:00 p.m. | Airlines for America
Sharon Pinkerton, Senior Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Policy
2:00 p.m. | U.S. Department of Labor
John Ladd, Administrator, National Office of Apprenticeship
3:00 p.m. | U.S. Department of Transportation
The Honorable Pete Buttigieg, Secretary (invited)
4:00 p.m. | U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Ed Mortimer, Vice President of Transportation & Infrastructure (invited)
Legislative Day: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
After a morning of briefings and policy updates. Legislative Day participants meet with members of Congress as well as personal and committee staffers to connect the impact of the maintenance community to each state and congressional district. The day will include ARSA's release of its Annual Global Fleet & MRO Market Assessment, produced by Oliver Wyman – CAVOK, as well as the presentation of the association's Legislative Leadership Award.
8:00 a.m. | Welcome & Introductions
Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA
Alex de Gunten, ARSA 2021 Government Affairs Chairman and Business Development Officer, HEICO
8:15 a.m. | What's Hot on the Hill?
Learn about the new administration and Congress and how they will impact your company and your industry and what you can do to impact the process.
Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA
Brett Levanto, Vice President of Operations, ARSA
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Congressional Meetings (Scheduled Independently)
ARSA's legislative team will provide assistance as needed for Legislative Day attendees to schedule meetings with the offices of their elected officials.
11:00 a.m. | House Aviation Subcommittee Staff Briefing
Alex Burkett, Minority Staff
Holly Woodruff-Lyons, Minority Staff Director
1:00 p.m. | Oliver Wyman/ARSA 2021 Global Fleet & MRO Market Report
Tom Cooper, Vice President – Aerospace, Oliver Wyman
2:00 p.m. | Conversation with Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)
AAR President John Holmes will present the 2021 ARSA Legislative Leadership Award to Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) for her outstanding efforts to enact economic relief legislation to protect repair station jobs and improve the regulatory and workforce environments for repair station.
3:00 p.m. | Senate Aviation Subcommittee Staff Briefing
Ronce Almond, Majority Staff, Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
Michael Reynolds, Minority Staff, Senate Commerce Science & Transportation Committee
Annual Repair Symposium: Thursday, March 11, 2021
The centerpiece of Conference week, ARSA convenes a full day of substantive panel discussions covering key regulatory compliance and business issues.
8:00 a.m. | Welcome & Introductory Remarks
ARSA is the voice of the global aviation maintenance industry. Find out how the association is advocating for your interests with legislators, regulators and the media and how you can help advance the industry’s collective interests.
Sarah MacLeod, Executive Director, ARSA
Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President, ARSA
8:30 a.m. | Keynote Address
Stephen M. Dickson, Administrator, FAA
9:00 a.m. | Break
9:15 a.m. | Opening Salvo—Conversations with the Regulators
International agencies will provide updates on the regulations, policies and procedures governing the maintenance industry. Note: While all participants listed will be involved in Conference content development, "active presenters" will depend on moderator needs.
Rick Domingo, Executive Director, Flight Standards Service, FAA
Dan Elgas, Manager, Strategic Policy Branch, FAA
Thomas Mickler, Washington Representative, EASA
Lorenzo Pellegrini, Section Manager, Maintenance Organisation Oversight, EASA
Karl Specht, Principal Coordinator, Organisation Approvals, EASA
David Malins, Head of Airworthiness, UK CAA
Neil Williams, Head of Airworthiness Safety Policy and Rulemaking, UK CAA
Jeff Phipps, Director, Flight Standards Branch, Transport Canada Civil Aviation
João Souza Dias Garcia, Manager, Operations Regulations and Support, ANAC Brazil
Li Heping, Continuous Airworthiness & Maintenance Division, Flight Standards Department, CAAC
Xue Shijun, Deputy Director General, Flight Standards Department, CAAC
10:45 a.m. | Break (Approximate; Opening Salvo to continue after)
12:30 a.m. | Lunch
2:00 p.m. | Careers in Crisis
While some believe the international business impacts of the pandemic - including furloughs and other workforce reductions - staved off a long-brewing human capital crisis, the opposite is true. Learn about how businesses can continue to focus on their people regardless of forces beyond their control.
Kyle Kaiser, President, Veteran Internships Providing Employment Readiness (VIPER)
April Keister, Quality Engineer, Barnes Aerospace
3:00 p.m. | Extended Break
4:00 p.m. | What Have We Learned?
Regardless of our best hopes, there will be no "return to normal" from the pandemic. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, if we make good on the lessons learned from a year of ongoing disruption.
P.J. Anson, CEO, STS Aviation Group
David Kelly, Vice President of Strategy & Marketing, HAECO Americas
William Morris, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Wencor Group
Brian Prentice, Partner, Oliver Wyman
Member Day: Friday, March 12, 2021
9:00 a.m. | Annual Membership Meeting
ARSA's Managing Director will discuss the state of the association and update members on goals and priorities for the coming year. Following the membership presentation, members will hear from the FAA's Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety.
Ali Bahrami, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, FAA
10:00 a.m. | ARSA Workshop
The ARSA team will close out the event by walking through a series of key initiatives and updates from the association's work on behalf of the industry.
Platinum – $10,000Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch, ARSA team email signatures, conference attendee contact list, specific email alerts to association contacts), recognition in event materials and from the podium, specific thank you in ARSA periodicals, ten hours of free online training, complementary registration options include three participants (virtual or in person) for the Executive to Executive Briefings as well as either (a) three virtual participants in Legislative Day or (b) three in-person attendees to entire event. At the Platinum Level, sponsors may select one of the following to specifically support (please note the list in this document does not reflect current availability):
- Virtual Conference Experience
- Executive to Executive Briefings
- Legislative Day – All Day
- Annual Repair Symposium – Ice Breaker Reception
- Annual Repair Symposium – Club Lounge Happy Hour
Thank you to the 2020 Platinum Sponsors
|Moog Aircraft Group|
Gold – $7,500Notation in all publicity, marketing and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch, ARSA team email signatures, conference attendee contact list, specific email alerts to association contacts), recognition in event materials and from the podium, specific thank you in ARSA periodicals, five hours of free online training, complementary registration options include two participants (virtual or in person) for the Executive to Executive Briefings as well as either (a) two virtual attendees Legislative Day or (b) two in-person attendees to entire event. At the Gold Level, sponsors may select one of the following to specifically support (please note the list in this document does not reflect current availability):
- Congressional Directories/Resources
- Legislative Priorities Brochures/Resources
- Digital Companion/Electronic Materials
- Legislative Day – Continental Breakfast
- Legislative Day – Congressional Briefing and Luncheon
- Annual Repair Symposium – Continental Breakfast
- Annual Repair Symposium – Luncheon with Special Guest
Thank you to the 2020 Gold Sponsors
|Aircraft Electric Motors|
|Component Repair Technologies|
|First Aviation Services, Inc.|
Silver – $3,500Notation in all publicity, marketing, and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch, ARSA team email signatures, conference attendee contact list, specific email alerts to association contacts), recognition in event materials and from the podium, complementary registration options include one participant (virtual or in person) for the Executive to Executive Briefings as well as either (a) one virtual registration to Legislative Day or (b) one in-person attendee to entire event. At the Silver Level, sponsors may select one of the following to specifically support (please note the list in this document does not reflect current availability):
- Nametag Lanyards
- Hotel Room Keys
- Annual Repair Symposium – Coffee Break
Thank you to the 2020 Silver Sponsors
|The Giles Group|
Supporter – $2,500Notation in all publicity, marketing, and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch, ARSA team email signatures, specific email alerts to association contacts), and recognition in event materials and from the podium. Projected value of benefits and services (advertising): At least $1,750.
Contributor – $500-$2,499 (or equivalent in-kind support as appropriate)Notation in some publicity, marketing, and periodicals (e.g., the hotline, Dispatch), and recognition in event materials and from the podium. Thank you to the 2020 Contributors
|Jet Aircraft Maintenance, Inc.|
|Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C.|
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If you have questions are any time, contact the association.
The Recent Past...See What Happened
March 10-13, 2020
Washington, D.C. & Arlington, Virginia
After months of preparation, thanks to the investment of the event’s sponsors and in service of its dedicated attendees, the association brought the maintenance community to the U.S. capital city. From the White House to Capitol Hill to back at the Ritz-Carlton, Conference week kept everyone busy.
Participant note: Agenda information, session materials and other resources are available in the digital companion. See the back of your badge for connection information.
See what happened at the maintenance community’s premier substantive event by scrolling down on this page.
The Live Feed…
Monday, March 16, 2020 @ 9:11 a.m. EDT
What it looked like…
Friday, March 13 @ 11:58 a.m. EDT
During its annual member meeting on March 13, ARSA recognized Chris Erickson of Erickson, Inc. and Gary Jordan of Jordan Propeller Service for their many years in association leadership positions. Erickson and Jordan completed their final terms on ARSA’s Board of Directors at its October 2019 annual meeting.
Friday, March 13 @ 9:12 a.m. EDT
On March 13, ARSA recognized former Department of Transportation (DOT) Inspector General (IG) Calvin L. Scovel, III with its 2020 Leo Weston Award for Excellence in Service to Aviation Safety.
Thursday, March 12 @ 8:39 a.m. EDT
Participants Get it All…
Agenda information, session materials and other resources are available in the digital companion. See the back of your badge for connection information.
Wednesday, March 11 @ 1:00 p.m. EDT
U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) received ARSA’s 2020 Legislative Leadership Award at a March 11 Capitol Hill ceremony.
Wednesday, March 11 @ 12:30 p.m. EDT
On March 11, the ARSA released its 2020 Global Fleet & MRO Market Assessment. The report, which was prepared for the association by aviation management consulting firm Oliver Wyman assesses the current state of the global aviation maintenance market and projects continued industry growth through 2030.
Wednesday, March 11 @ 10:02 a.m. EDT
LEGISLATIVE DAY SCHEDULE UPDATE
The 10:00 meeting with House Aviation Subcommittee staff has been moved to 3:00 p.m. It will still be in Rayburn 2167.
Tuesday, March 10 @ 5:41 p.m. EDT
On March 10, a small group of senior aviation maintenance industry professionals participated in a series of collaborative discussions with high-ranking federal officials. The group began the day with a White House policy briefing, followed by stops at the Departments of Labor, State and Transportation.
Monday, March 9 @ 4:21 p.m. EDT
Conference Week Is Here…and It Is Happening
ARSA is monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus and the Conference is going ahead as scheduled. The association is coordinating with international participants to mitigate risks to Conference attendees. For more information and your own personal planning, please consult the U.S. Centers for Disease Control website.
Stay tuned to this page for updates. Conference registrants may find relevant contact information in the event’s Digital Companion.
The Live Feed from @ARSAWorks…
2019 Annual Conference Updates
March 19, 2019 @ 1:50 p.m. EDT – The Photos
Fresh from the camera of the official association photographer as well as the phones of ARSA team members capturing the key frames of this year’s event…
March 15, 2019 @ 12:57 p.m. EDT – Thank You
Thanks for to everyone who supported the 2019 ARSA Annual Conference. Without the engaged backing of participants, sponsors, speakers and a host of others, the event could not have been such a great success.
If you were involved directly in the conference, be on the lookout for a “Thank You” email from “ARSA Events (firstname.lastname@example.org).” In addition to providing the thanks you richly deserve, the message lists a series of follow up actions, references and reminders.
Whether you were in the nation’s capital with ARSA or not, plan NOW to join next year: March 10-13, 2020.
March 15, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. EDT – Global Good Sense Recognized by First-Ever Joint Weston Award
On March 15, ARSA gave its 2019 Leo Weston Award to two exceptional individuals from member companies. Werner Luehmann, head of regulatory compliance and authorities’ liaison at Lufthansa Technik and also Howard Whyte, quality fellow in regulatory compliance and aftermarket services for Collins Aerospace. The association presented the award jointly for the first time in order to recognize the career accomplishments of these international industry professionals – an American and a German. Each represent the commitment to safety and practical business sense needed for long-term success in the global aviation maintenance industry.
To see more, visit arsa.org/whyte-luehmann.
March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 a.m. EDT – Aviation Maintenance Industry Climbing into Workforce Headwind
The aviation industry is poised for another positive year with global spending on maintenance, repair and overhaul services expected to grow by more than $30 billion over the next decade, according to a new report prepared for ARSA by global consulting firm Oliver Wyman.
The new findings were presented by Oliver Wyman’s CAVOK Vice President, Steve Douglas, at a March 13 event on Capitol Hill in conjunction with ARSA’s 2019 Annual Conference.
To see more, visit arsa.org/market-assessment.
March 13, 2019 @ 11:30 a.m. EDT – Maintenance Industry Honors Graves, Lipinski for Aviation Workforce Leadership
On March 13, the aviation maintenance industry honored U.S. Reps. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.)for addressing the chronic shortage of technicians threating to undermine the growth and vitality of America’s aerospace sector.
Last year, Graves and Lipinski were lead sponsors of H.R. 5701, which created a new federal grant program to help recruit and educate aviation technicians. The legislation was ultimately enacted as Sec. 625 in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization law signed by President Trump in October 2018.
To see more, visit arsa.org/graves-lipinski.
March 12, 2019 @ 5:45 p.m. EDT – ARSA Opens Policy Platform with Conference Kickoff
On March 12, a small group of senior aviation maintenance industry professionals participated in a series of collaborative discussions with high-ranking officials from U.S. federal agencies.
The meetings were part of ARSA’s “Executive to Executive Briefings” series where industry leaders have face-to-face discussions with government officials responsible for matters impacting aviation, manufacturing and international commerce. “E2E”, which was first hosted by ARSA in 2018, served as the official kick-off of the association’s 2019 Annual Conference.
To see more, visit arsa.org/e2e.
March 11, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m. EDT – Follow Along
Conference week has arrived. Knock on wood, because as of right now the weather looks good, Metro is open and so is the government.
Participants have been emailed prep instructions necessary for the portions of the conference for which they are registered. Each of these messages, for participants in the Executive to Executive Briefings on Tuesday, March 12, Legislative Day on Wednesday, March 13 and the Annual Repair Symposium on March 14 and 15, provides key event details as well as access to the “digital companion.” All attendees are encouraged to access and bookmark the companion in order to access references, agenda details, ARSA team contact and any materials provided throughout the week.
March 5, 2019 @ 10:25 a.m. EST – Get Ready
ARSA’s 2019 Annual Conference kicks off next week, with the Executive to Executive Briefings on Tuesday, March 12. Registration remains open until March 8, so anyone with the last minute urge to attend any of the conference week events should take action:
If you are a participant…
Right now, participants should be doing a few things to ensure they maximize their time in the nation’s capital:
(1) Make sure your travel arrangements and accommodations are in order and confirm your plans against the general schedule in the public agenda (click here to go to the event page to see the agenda).
(2) Be on the look out for the participant prep email, which will provide final details as well as access to the conference “digital companion.” The companion will include the detailed agenda, location information and speaker references for all activities. It will provide access to attendee lists, presentations and materials during and after the event as well as ARSA team contact information should immediate assistance be needed. It is the primary resource for anyone participating in the conference (VP of Operations Brett Levanto will continue adding to it throughout the event should attendees make specific requests that might benefit the entire group).
(3) Executive to Executive Briefing Day attendees must provide necessary security information to Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein. Klein has sent a request email to all attendees, anyone who has not received it should contact him directly for assistance.
(4) Legislative Day attendees should be scheduling (or have scheduled) meetings with the offices of their representatives and senators (Click here for basic instructions and a congressional staff contact list).
(5) Symposium attendees should take their final chance to submit “pre-questions” for Sarah MacLeod and Marshall Filler’s “Opening Salvo” discussion with regulators: arsa.org/qq-salvos.
(6) Submit any last minute questions either through the public “Ask ARSA First” portal or via the members-only online inquiry system, learn how at arsa.org/contact.
If you are an interested observer…
Thank you to the organizations that have stepped up support the repair station community’s premier event. These companies are the perfect demonstration of the aviation world’s shared commitment to both good safety and good business (to learn more about a sponsoring organization, click the appropriate logo).
The 2018 Executive to Executive Briefings, Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium kept participants busy from March 13-16.
If you were a participant…
Access the 2018 Symposium Digital Companion, a web page set up specifically for participants that includes the agenda as well as event logistical information. Presentation materials, references and other resources have also been included. The page is laid out to load cleanly on a smartphone, so you can carry it around and refer to it from your maintenance shop or living room.
To access the digital companion, visit http://arsa.org/symposium-2018. The page is password protected to ensure use is limited to registered attendees; to get the password, refer to the attendee prep emails or the event materials provided at symposium.
If you are an interested observer…
Review the content below to see what happened. Click on a linked item for more information.
March 20, 2018 @ 11:13 a.m.
Symposium Week Photos:
A curated selection of the images taken by the ARSA team has been uploaded to the association’s Flickr account. Take a look to put faces and images to the descriptions of what happened during Symposium Week:
March 16, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.
An awful lot happened this week:
ARSA’s first-ever set of “Executive to Executive” Briefings helped expand the maintenance community’s reach in the nation’s capital.
Once again, Legislative Day attendees wore out their shoes on Capitol Hill — one participant tallied more than 19,000 steps — connecting elected officials to the business of aviation safety.
The panels and professional sessions of the Annual Repair Symposium, member meeting and breakouts continue to be the repair station industry’s most valuable two days of substantive content.
The attentive engagement and support of this year’s participants made the event a great success. If you weren’t able to be here and work alongside them, make sure you checkout everything that was done and said.
Whether you were here this week or not, it’s already time to look ahead to 2019. Mark your calendar for year’s symposium activities from March 12-15, 2019.
March 15, 2018 @ 1:30 p.m.
March 14, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.
March 14, 2018 @ 1:05 p.m.
The Live Feed…
Follow along with @ARSAWorks and its legion of twitter followers during #ARSASymposium18…
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
2017 Gold Sponsors
2017 Silver Sponsors
Friday, March 17 @ 11:04 a.m. EDT
As a great event comes to a close, mark your calendar for the next one:
…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:
Thursday, March 16 @ 9:49 a.m. EDT
New ARSA member benefit announced. Welcome to PartnerShip:
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:
Wednesday, March 15 @ 1:35 p.m. EDT
Capitol Hill briefing complete. See what was presented:
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:
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…See It As It 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.