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Ensuring Fair and Effective Aviation Policy

ARSA works closely with senators and representatives to ensure fair and effective aviation policy that meets the needs of the maintenance industry while maintaining the strongest focus on safety and security.

As a heavily-regulated industry, the aviation community needs to ensure agencies, such as the FAA and TSA receive the funding they need to provide fair oversight and effective rulemaking. However, all too often legislators demand agency action but fail to equip regulators with the capabilities or capacity to respond. What’s worse, lawmakers with little understanding of aviation maintenance issues and the regulatory framework governing the industry (both globally and domestically) will often seek to micromanage repair stations by imposing new laws that don’t fit with existing regulations.

In addition to ARSA’s leadership in efforts to lift the ban on the certification of new foreign repair stations and pass the FAA bill, the Association works with lawmakers on a host of other aviation related issues. ARSA raises awareness of ICA issues among lawmakers, highlighting the repair industry’s difficulties in gaining access to these important documents. The Association’s efforts have sought to ensure that regulations are consistently and fairly enforced.

Efforts on legislative policy also include educating lawmakers about the delicate framework of international agreements that govern the aviation industry. As a truly global business, it is important that lawmakers not undermine the global backbone of aviation with short-sighted policies. The Association also fights to assure that the FAA has the resources to accomplish its missions, and keeps a watchful eye for any legislation impacting repair stations.

ARSA works with lawmakers, their staffs, and congressional aviation committees to develop an aviation policy that is responsive to the industry’s needs while also ensuring the safety and reliability of the nation’s aviation network.

The latest ARSA news regarding aviation policy is below; click here for archived content.


The Dispatch – Jan. 25 Edition

The Dispatch – ARSA’s open-subscription weekly newsletter – provides a central communication for key updates to the global aviation maintenance community. All member contacts, industry allies and subscribers should receive…Read More

See the Agenda

March 14-17, 2023 Arlington, Virginia and Washington, D.C. with Livestream Options for Online Participants Sponsors | Event Information | Registration | Hotel Reservations The 2023 Annual Conference agenda is shaping into…Read More

SMS NPRM Issued Without Part 145

On Jan. 11, the FAA issued a long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would update and expand the requirements for safety management systems. The proposal’s applicability does not include…Read More

MacLeod Selected for ODA Panel

On Jan. 5, the FAA notified ARSA it had selected Executive Director Sarah MacLeod to serve on the Organization Designation Authorization Expert Panel. MacLeod will serve the panel as a…Read More

How to Refocus FAA Guidance on the Rules

On Dec. 8, 2022, the working group tasked by the FAA through the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to review and reconcile U.S. repair station regulations and guidance delivered its…Read More
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