Data and Advocacy
Analyze to Advocate
Telling the aviation maintenance story is a powerful way to demonstrate how vital the industry is to the lives and livelihoods of people all over the world. ARSA is the voice of global maintenance providers, working with governments and regulators to ensure that repair stations can serve the flying public with minimal unnecessary intrusion from inspectors or legislators. To support this effort, the association publishes reports, provides data and develops resources to help illustrate the importance of the world done by mechanics, technicians and engineers worldwide.
Living in the safest period in the history of U.S. civil aviation, every traveler should understand the qualitative value of aviation maintenance and its impact on their life. However, ARSA continually seeks to fully illustrate the broad impact of the industry on the economies, communities and peoples of the world. To that end, the association is constantly engaged in quantitative studies that investigate the true global impact of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations.
Industry economic research
Reports on the aviation maintenance industry’s global economic footprint and projections for future development.
Access Note: The full market report is available only to ARSA members. For more information, or to learn how to access full reports, please use the association’s contact form, using the “something else” subject.
2021 Global Fleet & MRO Market Assessment
prepared by Oliver Wyman
Executive Summary: 2020 Global Fleet & MRO Market Assessment
U.S. state-by-state overview of the 2020 industry employment and economic impact
[Dashboard] COVID-19 IMPACT ON COMMERCIAL AVIATION MAINTENANCE
[Webinar] IMPACT OF COVID-19: FLEET & MRO FORECAST
ARSA: Grim Picture of Pandemic’s Impact on Aviation Maintenance
ARSA: Top U.S. States Bear Heavy Pandemic Burden
Executive Summary: 2019 Global Fleet & MRO Market Assessment
U.S. state by state overview of the 2019 industry employment and economic impact
ARSA Survey Finds Technician Shortage Costs Industry $100 Million Per Month
Study Finds U.S. Companies Serving Global Aviation Customers
Executive Summary: 2018 Global Fleet & MRO Market Economic Assessment by CAVOK/Oliver Wyman
U.S. state by state overview of the 2018 employment and industry economic impact
Report Shows Aviation Maintenance Connects U.S. Workers to Global Economy
ARSA Survey Shows Industry Poised for Growth, Facing Technician Shortage Headwind
Executive Summary: 2017 Global Fleet & MRO Market Economic Assessment by CAVOK/Oliver Wyman
U.S. state by state overview of 2017 employment and industry economic impact
ARSA Analysis Shows U.S.-wide Benefit of International Maintenance Trade
Skills Gap Could Cost Repair Stations $1.95 Billion in Revenue, Survey Finds
Executive Summary: 2014 Global MRO Market Economic Assessment by TeamSAI
U.S. state by state overview of 2014 employment and industry economic impact
Policy Solutions for a Stronger Technical Workforce
Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements: Reducing costs for the aviation industry, A survey detailing the economic benefits of BASAs for repair stations.
Partnership with Oliver Wyman
In order to provide the highest-quality analysis of global economic data and insight into developing trends, ARSA has partnered with Oliver Wyman CAVOK.
CAVOK is a division of global services and consulting firm Oliver Wyman. Its deep expertise and proprietary tools help customers incorporate the latest safety standards, improve process efficiency, and streamline maintenance processes, to reap significant economic benefit. To learn more, visit cavok.oliverwyman.com.
Other Multimedia Resources
Grim Picture of Pandemic’s Impact on Aviation Maintenance
The aviation maintenance industry has been decimated by coronavirus-related economic disruptions, a June 2020 survey by ARSA found. ARSA members reported widespread revenue declines that have in turn led to significant job losses. In the face of continued economic uncertainty, the survey results suggest more layoffs are imminent.
SMS Implementation by Repair Station Size
In 2019, ARSA submitted comments to EASA’s Notice of Proposed Amendment regarding Safety Management System requirements. To continue its work on the issue, the association has collected feedback (and will take more, see arsa.org/qq-sms) from the industry regarding progress towards implementing SMS (the following infographic was produced based on responses received through October 2019).
Aviation Maintenance Industry – Business Outlook
The 2017 ARSA member survey asked respondents to consider a variety of business issues. As they have been for several years, respondents were optimistic – the majority predict both market and workforce expansion, but recognize challenges finding technical workers.
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