March 8-11, 2022
Arlington, Virginia and Washington, D.C. with Livestream Options for Online Participants
Experience the maintenance community’s premier event. Join ARSA members and invited guests from around the world to engage governments, network with peers and improve the state of the aviation world.
Attendance ARSA's team is planning for in-person participation at the 2022 Annual Conference. Association members will be welcome to return to the nation's capital for four days of networking and professional engagement. To help spread the event's impact and benefit from the lessons of 2021, a livestream option will be available for participants unable to travel to Washington, D.C. In-person attendees will identify "Conference Ambassadors" back at their facility to access the livestream.
Executive to Executive Briefings: Tuesday, March 8, 2022Industry 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. The ARSA team is coordinating meetings with...
Nick Calio, President & CEO, Airlines for America
Monica Gorman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce
John Ladd, Administrator, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
Annie Petsonik, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation
Richard Yoneoka, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation
Executive Office of the President, the White House
Legislative Day: Wednesday, March 9, 2022After a morning of briefings and policy updates. Legislative Day participants meet with members of Congress as well as office 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, as well as the presentation of the association's Legislative Leadership Award.
8:15 a.m. | It's All About Your Industry and Your Company Find out what’s at stake in Washington for your company and your industry, where things stand, and what you can do to impact the process.
9:oo a.m. | Congressional Meetings Begin Attendees schedule independent meetings with representatives, senators, and key staff; ARSA team members facilitate those meetings and coordinate briefings from the House and Senate aviation subcommittees.
Time TBD | Presentation of ARSA's 2022 Legislative Leadership Award to Rick Larsen (D, Wash.) and Garrett Graves (R, La.)
Time TBD | Release of the 2022 Global Fleet & MRO Market Report, produced by Oliver Wyman
4:00 p.m. | Symposium Registration Opens (for non-Legislative Day attendees)
5:30 p.m. | Ice Breaker Reception
Annual Repair Symposium: Thursday, March 10, 2022The 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 Find out how the association is advocating for your interests with legislators, regulators, and the media. Information on how you can help advance the industry’s collective interests.
Sarah MacLeod, Executive Director, ARSA
8:30 a.m. | Keynote Address A senior FAA leader returns to the Conference stage to reflect on the agency’s work. He will report on caree development efforts, and share how the government wants to grow its own competencies while supporting an advancing industry.
Brad Mims, Deputy Administrator, FAA (invited)
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.
Ludovic Aron, Washington Representative, EASA
Robert (Rico) Carty, Acting Executive Director, Flight Standards Service, FAA (invited)
João Garcia, Head, Department of Flight Standards, ANAC Brazil (invited)
Li Heping, Director, Continuous Airworthiness & Maintenance, CAAC (China) (invited)
Earl Lawrence, Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service, FAA (invited)
David Malins, Head, Airworthiness, UK CAA (invited)
Jeffrey Phipps, Chief, Operational Airworthiness, TCCA (Canada) (invited)
Neil Williams, Safety Policy Manager, Operations, UK CAA (invited)
Shijun Xue, Deputy Director General, Flight Standards, CAAC (China) (invited)
12:30 p.m. | Lunch with Special Guest
2:00 p.m. | Building Ourselves Labor and workforce development organizations from aviation as well as other industries share strategies, programs and experiences for investing in skill and professional development.
3:00 p.m. | ARSA Jeopardy
4:00 p.m. | The "Other" SMS In ARSA's walls it means the "Sarah [MacLeod] Management System", but FAA personnel discuss administration of Safety Management Systems in aviation.
Tom Hillesland, Aviation Safety Inspector, SMS Program Office, FAA
Tiffany LaTour, Assistant Manager, SMS Program Office, FAA
5:00 p.m. | Club Lounge Happy Hour
Member Day: Friday, March 11, 2022ARSA's leadership briefs members on the state of the association as well as goals and priorities for the coming year. The ARSA team then closes out the event by walking through a series of key initiatives and updates from the association's work on behalf of the industry.
8:00 a.m. | Annual Membership Meeting & Breakfast
- Call to Order
- State of the Association
10:00 a.m. | Breakout Sessions
The ARSA Workshop – Updates on the association's work and guidance for maximizing member engagement and support of the industry.
The Workforce Workshop – Discussion of key issues in aviation (and general technical) career development.
12:00 p.m. | Conference Ends
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, a thank you in ARSA periodicals, ten hours of free online training, complimentary registrations for three participants for the Executive to Executive Briefings as well as three participants in Legislative Day. 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):
- Online Conference Experience
- Executive to Executive Briefings
- Legislative Day – All Day
- Annual Repair Symposium – Ice Breaker Reception
- Annual Repair Symposium – Club Lounge Happy Hour
- Congressional Directories/Resources
Thank you to the 2021 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 for the Executive to Executive Briefings as well as two participants in Legislative Day. 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 2021 Gold Sponsors
|Aircraft Electric Motors|
|Component Repair Technologies|
|First Aviation Services, Inc.|
|The NORDAM Group, LLC|
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 for the Executive to Executive Briefings as well as one participant in Legislative Day. 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 2021 Silver Sponsors
|Lynden Air Cargo|
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 2021 Contributors
|The Giles Group|
|Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C.|
A block of rooms is available at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. The hotel will host most of the activities related to the ARSA Conference and is convenient to the Metro as well as Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA).
First bestowed on Leo Weston himself in 2005, the Weston award honors an instrumental figure in ARSA's birth by recognizing individuals who embody his commitment to the industry's safety and success. The symposium provides a venue for association members and invited guests from around the world to network and discuss issues that matter to the aviation maintenance industry. It is the perfect time to respect the history of the repair station community and honor the good works of those who support it. “His dedication was matched with exceptional insight,” ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod said after Weston's death in 2020, remembering the incentive he provided in the formation of the association. “Not only did he set the foundation for the eventual international recognition of repair stations by spawning the ‘joint airworthiness regulations,’ but he also actively encouraged ARSA to become the repository of knowledge on the history, intent and plain language of aviation safety requirements. While Leo always had an opinion, it never outweighed an applicant, certificate holder, or female lawyer’s approach to showing compliance. He was as willing to learn as he was to educate; he embodied the ‘critical thinking’ sought, but so rarely found in government or industry.”
Click here to learn more about the award.
For information about the 2020 Weston Award honoree, click here.
Purchasing On-Demand Recordings of the 2021 Conference
(1) Go to the online training platform utilized by the ARSA training program (click here or go to potomaclaw.inreachce.com).If you have questions at any time, contact the association.
(2) Select sessions and complete the checkout/registration process.
(3) Prices start at $20 and vary based on recording length.
(4) Purchased recordings will be available for 90 days of unlimited viewing.
(5) Session access includes all materials and the ability to contact the association with questions.