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March 9-12, 2021
Washington, D.C. & Arlington, Virginia

What began decades ago as ARSA’s Annual Repair Symposium has evolved into a week-long event including executive branch briefings, grassroots legislative advocacy and world-class regulatory compliance and business content. The event provides a regular venue for members and invited guests from around the world to network and discuss issues that matter to the repair station community.

For four days in March, the association brings the aviation world to the nation’s capital. It will look different in 2021 – ARSA’s team is planning for both in-person and virtual attendance options. Stay tuned to this page and for updates and save the date (click here to download an Outlook Calendar appointment to block your time).

2020 Platinum Sponsors

AeroKool     Coopesa   Lufthansa Technik
Moog         Wencor

2020 Gold Sponsors

Aircraft Electric Motors     Columbia Helicopters     Component Repair Technologies
Delta TechOps               First Aviation Services

2020 Silver Sponsors

AeroTEC   The Giles Group   HAECO

2020 Contributors

AOG Reaction

  Jet Group   OFM&K   SAFRAN

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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.

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.

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. Each year, the day features an extensive "Opening Salvo" review of maintenance and certification matters with representatives from international NAAs including the FAA, EASA, Transport Canada and ANAC Brazil. Additional participants from government organizations and private industry round out the full schedule.

Annual Member Meeting & Breakouts: Friday, March 12, 2021

ARSA's 2021 President – the association's senior volunteer leader – provides the "state of the association" address before the floor is opened for member questions and engagement regarding key issues facing the aviation community. After breakfast, participants may choose from multiple breakout sessions to explore specific topics, which include workforce development, government reform efforts, policy engagement and business matters.
The Leo Weston Award for Excellence in Government Service 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. Click here to learn more about the award. For information about the 2020 Weston Award honoree, click here.
In addition to being a center of international politics and policy (and intrigue, depending on your particular perspective) the Washington, D.C.-area is a hub of history, entertainment and culture. While the ARSA team will keep you pretty busy during the Annual Conference, guests are encouraged to fill whatever down time they can find with the sights, sounds and tastes of the nation's capital.

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