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Aero Maintenance Industry Honors Larsen

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash)

U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) has received ARSA’s 2022 Legislative Leadership Award for his efforts to enhance America’s aviation workforce.

ARSA is the trade association for the aviation maintenance industry, which employs more than 275,000 Americans and generates $47.7 billion annually for the U.S. economy (learn more about the maintenance market at arsa.org/market-assessment). Larsen’s home state of Washington is home to 110 repair stations that collectively employ more than 9,300. He chairs the U.S. House of Representatives Aviation Subcommittee.

In presenting the award as part of the association’s annual Legislative Day on March 9, ARSA Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein lauded Larsen for his commitment to the industry and its workers. “Chairman Larsen has played a central role in every recent aviation safety and workforce bill. He’s led efforts to improve FAA operations, create and fund new workforce development programs and protect industry workers through COVID relief. Our members appreciate his commitment to safety, common sense policymaking and job growth,” Klein said.

Past winners of ARSA’s Legislative Leadership Award include Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) (2021) and Jim Inhofe (2018) and Reps. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) (2020), Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) (2019).

To learn more about the 2022 ARSA Annual Conference (which included Legislative Day), visit arsa.org/conference.

2022 ARSA Legislative Leadership Award winner U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (D-Wash., center) poses with (from left) First Aviation Services Senior Vice President Josh Krotec (ARSA Vice President), NORDAM Corporate Secretary and General Counsel Terrell Siegfried, Larsen, ARSA President), ARSA Executive Vice President Christian Klein, HEICO Senior Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs Alex de Gunten (ARSA Government Affairs Chairman).



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