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2022 – Edition 3 – April 4

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Table of Contents

Note: The order of material varies in hotline emails, but is always presented the same on this landing page. Readers scrolling through content on or printing this page will find it organized consistent with the table of contents.

State of the Association
2022 Annual Conference
Anti-Viral Measures
ARSA Works
2022 Economic Outlook
Legal Brief
ARSA on the Hill
Training
Membership
Resources
Industry Calendar


State of the Association

President’s Report

During ARSA’s Annual Member Meeting on Friday, March 11, ARSA President Terrell Siegfried provided members an update on the state of the association. The following recording (taken from the livestream presentation of the event) includes the recording of the member meeting containing Siegfried’s presentation and subsequent discussion.

 

 

Terrell Siegfried
2022 ARSA president | NORDAM assistant general counsel and corporate secretary

 


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2022 Annual Conference

It Happened

March 8-11, 2022

Information | Sponsors

The 2022 Annual Conference has officially wrapped. ARSA is grateful to the participants, speakers, sponsors and everyone else who helped make the event a special gathering of aviation professionals from around the world. This edition of the hotline contains coverage of the event. Attendees should refer back to the Conference Digital Companion for materials, references and access to livestream recordings.

See you next year: March 14-17, 2023

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Raw recordings of the 2022 Annual Conference Livestream are now available to attendees and accessible either via the Conference Digital Companion (for those who have not previous accessed the livestream) or by going directly to the page on which the livestream was presented during the event.

In-Person

All substantive and social activities will be hosted at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. Specific room assignments can be found in the Digital Companion, a password-protected webpage for participants to access the agenda, speaker information and presentation resources. In general, each day of the event will take place in the following rooms:

March 8 – Executive to Executive Briefings (Sponsors Only; thanks to Coopesa): Plaza A


March 9 – Legislative Day (thanks to HAECO Americas) & the Evening Ice Breaker Reception (thanks to Moog Aircraft Group): The Diplomat Room


March 10 – Annual Repair Symposium: The Grand Ballroom


March 11 – Annual Member Meeting: The Grand Ballroom (Salon III) 

Livestream

The majority of conference events will be available to livestream registrants and "Conference Ambassadors" (free online access given to a contact identified by in-person participants) via a Vimeo web-player embedded into a page on ARSA.org. (Access provided via Digital Companion.) Special thanks to MRO Holdings for providing the online Conference experience. In general, the schedule is:

March 8 – Executive to Executive Briefings (Sponsors Only; thanks to Coopesa): No Livestream


March 9 – Legislative Day (thanks to HAECO Americas) & the Evening Ice Breaker Reception (thanks to Moog Aircraft Group): All panels livestreamed from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. No livestream for the Ice Breaker Reception.


March 10 – Annual Repair Symposium: All panels livestreamed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No livestream for the Lunch with a Special Guest or the NORDAM Club Lounge Happy Hour.


March 11 – Annual Member Meeting: Member meeting livestreamed from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Online participants may join a breakout session via Microsoft Teams (details provided directly).

Agenda specifics provided directly to attendees via the Digital Companion, a password-protected webpage for participants to access the agenda, speaker information and presentation resources. For general information regarding in-person locations or livestream availability, see the "2022 Attendance Options" tab above. (This agenda also highlights with a which elements of the Conference will be available via livestream.)

Executive to Executive Briefings: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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.
9:00 a.m. | Introductory Briefing
10:00 a.m. | U.S. Department of Labor

Michael Qualter, Deputy Administrator, Employment and Training Administration


11:00 a.m. | U.S. Department of State

Richard Yoneoka, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, U.S. Department of State


12:00 p.m. | U.S. Department of Transportation

Annie Petsonk, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation


12:45 p.m. | Lunch
2:00 p.m. | U.S. Department of Commerce

Scott Kennedy, Director, Office of Transportation & Machinery, U.S. Department of Commerce


3:00 p.m. | Break
3:15 p.m. | Roundtable Wrap-up

Legislative Day: Wednesday, March 9, 2022

After 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.


9:00 a.m. | Senate Aviation Subcommittee Staff Briefing

Senior congressional staffers share insights about the Senate’s aviation priorities.

Ronce Almond, Senior Counsel, Senate Aviation Subcommittee


Michael Reynolds, Deputy Policy Director, Senate Aviation Subcommittee


10:00 a.m. | Panel Discussion: Maintenance Data Advocacy

Industry leaders discuss efforts to improve access to instructions for continued airworthiness. 

Daniel Kanter, Assistant General Counsel and Chief Global Antitrust Counsel, International Air Transport Association 


Josh Krotec, Senior Vice President, First Aviation 


11:00 a.m. | House Aviation Subcommittee Staff Briefing

Senior congressional staffers share insights about the House's aviation priorities.

Hunter Presti, Republican Staff Director, House Aviation Subcommittee


Lauren Dudley, Democratic Counsel, House Aviation Subcommittee


12:00 p.m. | Release of the 2022 Global Fleet & MRO Market Report, produced by Oliver Wyman

Anthony DiNota, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Oliver Wyman


Oksana Bardygula, Vice President, Oliver Wyman CAVOK


Carlo Franzoni, Technical Specialist, Oliver Wyman CAVOK


1:00 p.m. | Congressional Meetings Begin

Attendees schedule independent meetings with representatives, senators, and key staff.


Presentation of the 2022 ARSA Legislative Leadership Award to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen

Special invitation only


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, 2022

The 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

An industry veteran and fresh face in the halls of the FAA visits ARSA to share his new insight on the agency’s direction in the context of his own journey from the cockpit to the front office.

Billy Nolen, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, FAA


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


Dan Elgas, Manager, Certification Procedures Branch, Aircraft Certification Service, FAA


Ralf Erckman, Deputy Director, Flight Standards, EASA


João Garcia, Head, Department of Flight Standards, ANAC Brazil


Li Heping, Director, Continuous Airworthiness & Maintenance, CAAC (China)


David Malins, Head, Airworthiness, UK CAA


Jeffrey Phipps, Chief, Operational Airworthiness, TCCA (Canada)


Robert Ruiz, Acting Deputy Executive Director, Flight Standards Service, FAA


Neil Williams, Safety Policy Manager, Operations, UK CAA


Shijun Xue, Deputy Director General, Flight Standards, CAAC (China)


12:30 p.m. | Lunch with Special Guest

A member focused update on industry developments and needs, including pandemic recovery, recruitment and talent development, and business issues.

Bill Collins, President of Airframe Services, HAECO Americas


2:00 p.m. | Building Ourselves

A discussion about non-aviation workforce development strategies, programs and experiences for investing in skill and professional development to explore how those lessons can benefit our industry.

Gardner Carrick, Vice President, Workforce Solutions, The Manufacturing Institute


3:00 p.m. | ARSA Quiz Show
4:00 p.m. | Easing Voluntary SMS

The FAA will share information and (more importantly) gather feedback about agency initiatives and industry experience related to voluntary safety management systems. The presentation will cover the simplification of SMS guidance and provide an update on training opportunities and resources. The FAA panel will encourage feedback on industry activities, international aviation safety requirements, third-party standards, and other issues that do not impact current rulemaking activities.

Tom Hillesland, Aviation Safety Inspector, SMS Program Office, FAA (Confirmed)


Tiffany LaTour, Assistant Manager, SMS Program Office, FAA (Confirmed)


5:00 p.m. | Club Lounge Happy Hour

Member Day: Friday, March 11, 2022

ARSA'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
  • Questions
  • Adjournment

10:00 a.m. | Breakout Sessions Online participants may join via Microsoft Teams.

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
The ARSA team encourages all Annual Conference in-person participants to take measures appropriate to their personal comfort, medical risk and other needs related to COVID safety. The following resources are available for attendee reference:

The Ritz-Carlton

The site of all substantive and social gatherings related to the ARSA Conference. The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City follows the Marriott International "Commitment to Clean." The guidance includes protocols and elevated practices and can be found at whattoexpect.marriott.com/waspc. Effective March 5, Marriott International does not require fully-vaccinated associates to wear face masks.

Virginia

With the exception of any Legislative Day meetings held on Capitol Hill (scheduled individually by participants), the entirety of the Annual Conference takes place in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Guidance related coronavirus protocols can be found at www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/protect-yourself. Masks are no longer mandated by state order, but still must be worn while using public transportation (per federal order) and where required by local businesses.

Washington, D.C.

No Annual Conference activities open to general participation take place in Washington, D.C. Conference attendees going into the city for business or personal reasons should consult coronavirus.dc.gov for policy and guidance related to the pandemic. Beginning Feb. 15, indoor venues in D.C. are not required to verify vaccination status, but individual businesses may choose to keep such requirements in place. On March 1, the district greatly reduced its indoor masking requirements.

U.S. CDC

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, both Arlington County (the location of the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City) and Washington, D.C. are classified as "low" for community transmission and hospitalization. See county-by-county assessments and guidance at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

Going Livestream

If any in-person registrant wishes to opt out of participation because of personal health concerns (including illness) they may switch to livestream access at any time. Access to the livestream is available to all participants via the Digital Companion, a password-protected webpage for participants to access the agenda, speaker information and presentation resources.

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).

Room Block Closed. Contact the Ritz-Directly for Assistance.

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.

Weston and his wife Bernadette in 2017.

“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 2022 Weston Award honoree David Latimer, click here.

 


Sponsor Salute

Conference sponsors represent the best of ARSA’s membership. Here’s to all 19 organizations that committed to the maintenance community’s premier substantive event. See and celebrate those that made the commitment (To learn more about a sponsor, click its logo.).

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Contributor

     
 
 

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ARSA Works

FAA Announces New Part 147 at ARSA Conference

On March 10, FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Billy Nolen announced significant progress in the decades-long trial of updating 14 CFR part 147, Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools.

Nolen, who has since stepped into the role of acting administrator to fill the gap left by the retirement of Steve Dickson, was delivering the keynote address to the Symposium portion of the Conference. He reported the new interim final rule would implement the statutory language of the PARTT 147 Act, which became law as a component of a massive spending bill in 2020. It would also incorporate the forthcoming Airmen Certification Standards in place of the onerous curriculum requirements previously imposed on A&P schools.

FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Billy Nolen addresses Conference attendees on March 10.

According to Nolen, the rulemaking had been signed off by soon-to-be-retired FAA Administrator Steve Dickson.

The agency must now follow government procedure to post to the Federal Register and begin implementation, which should happen in the next six months.

The agency posted an advance copy of the interim final rule to its website on March 15. The Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) quickly provided industry colleagues a blackline copy of the rule compared to the language in the PART 147 Act, comparing the statutory language to the interim final rule (click here to access the comparison, the highlighted edits represented changes present in rule language).

Conference recordings and presentation materials are available for attendee access (additional options will become available for general consumption after on-demand production is complete). Visit the event page for more information.

For more information on the effort to overhaul part 147, visit the issue page managed by ATEC at www.atec-amt.org/the-new-part-147.

 

 

 


Runways to Good Jobs at ACTE Event

ARSA Vice President of Operations Brett Levanto speaks during the 2022 ACTE National Policy Seminar.

On March 23, ARSA Vice President of Operations Brett Levanto addressed participants at the National Policy Seminar of the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). ACTE represents organizations and individuals actively engaged in providing hands-on and skills-based education pathways, including schools, workforce investment bodies, educators and administrators.

Levanto reviewed the aviation workforce “crisis” and described efforts by the association, its allied organizations and the FAA-administered Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force to improve awareness of and pathways to industry careers. After asking participants to call out the first aviation job that came to mind, Levanto explained how pilots (the common answer) can’t fly without maintainers, manufacturers, ground operations, air traffic controllers and a host of other industry careers. He then acknowledged the roughly half of attendees whose programs include aviation instruction – indicated by a show of hands – highlighting that many industry jobs depend on widely-applicable skills.

“The FAA recognizes more than fifty aviation career fields,” Levanto noted. “Those jobs depend on a broad range of skills and technical capabilities and shouldn’t be confined to specific programs or interest areas. Our employers can make good use of your students; we need to make those connections.”

After describing the industry’s long-developing workforce crisis and the Task Force’s roots in the FAA

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Employment and Training Administration Angela Hanks speaks during the 2022 ACTE National Policy Seminar.

Reauthorization Act of 2018, Levanto reviewed key areas of focus necessary to supporting robust aviation skill development. He noted the range of ages at which students become interested in aviation, highlighted the need for local community engagement, described industry efforts to improve career development and training policy and noted several policy priorities including proposed legislation that would establish the National Center for the Advancement of Aviation.

Levanto closed by quoting the presentation of Angela Hanks, acting assistant secretary of the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor, who had preceded him at the podium. “Angela said something great: ‘Workforce development is the roads and bridges that connect people to good jobs.’ I love a good metaphor so we need to get an aviation connection in there. Maybe our work is building ‘runways, roads and bridges.’”

In addition to presenting, Levanto and Cargo Airline Association Senior Vice President Yvette Rose (who also serves on the Task Force) listened to the morning’s presentations to bring notes back to industry colleagues. Hanks’ speech included a number of federal program references of interest to aviation businesses seeking workforce and career development resources:

Between Hanks and Levanto, the event briefly strayed from its agenda to welcome a virtual visit from U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio. Portman joined the gathering via Zoom to thank ACTE and its attendees for their recognition of his lifetime achievement in service to career and technical education, specifically recognizing his work as co-chair of the Senate’s CTE Caucus.

Information about ACTE and its National Policy Seminar can on its website at www.acteonline.org. Event participants should contact organizers about recording availability.

ARSA Encourages members to explore and report back on technical education resources, opportunities and experiences using ARSA.org/contact or by emailing Levanto directly.

See Levanto’s presentation

Recording courtesy ACTE

 

 



Holding Firm Against Parts Documentation Pushback

During ARSA’s 2022 Annual Conference’s “Opening Salvo” regulators’ panel, Managing Director & General Counsel Marshall S. Filler discussed parts documentation requirements under the U.S.-European Union Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG).

Despite recent pushback from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), ARSA stands behind the E100 form, the association’s solution to the problem of new parts received by U.S. EASA approved repair stations without an FAA Form 8130-3 from the production approval holder (PAH).

The FAA said in 2016 that the E100, which describes a repair station inspection process to issue an FAA Form 8130-3 – is an acceptable means of compliance with 14 CFR and the MAG. ARSA’s position is that, “the MAG, as drafted allows an FAA Form 8130 to be created with a right-side signature when it does not come in with one from the PAH,” Filler said. He also discussed the association’s engagement with the FAA and EASA to resolve questions surrounding the use of E100.

After Filler’s comments, FAA Certification Procedures Branch Manager Dan Elgas discussed the issue and sounded a warning for PAHs: “We have a regulation that says if you’re exporting a part, it must be exported with a [8130-3]. If a production approval holder is exporting a part, and that means changing jurisdictions, so if it ends up at an EASA repair station, they’ve exported that part and they should be issuing a [8130-3] with it … We certainly would enforce it if we find a violation of the regulation,” Elgas said.

For more detail, view the full exchange from the Conference:

 


Final Documents/Your Two Cents

This list includes Federal Register publications, such as final rules, Advisory Circulars and policy statements, as well as proposed rules and policies of interest to ARSA members.

To view the list, click here.

 


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2022 Economic Outlook

Market Report Shows a Resilient Restart

On March 9, ARSA released its 2022 Global Fleet & MRO Market Forecast, prepared by Oliver Wyman. The report’s findings were presented by Anthony DiNota, Oliver Wyman CAVOK senior vice president and general manager, to participants in the Legislative Day portion of the association’s Annual Conference.

The report presents a thorough picture of the active recovery of the commercial aviation market from the impacts of the global pandemic. The global in-service fleet had returned to 93 percent of its pre-COVID size by Jan. 1, 2022, with demand and overall utilization trending towards recovery. The air transport maintenance market represented $78.6 billion in global economic activity and is forecast to reach $118 billion by 2030. That expectation is 13 percent below the pre-COVID prediction of $135 billion by the end of the decade.

“This year’s forecast demonstrates the amazing resilience of the industry,” ARSA Vice President of Operations Brett Levanto said about the report. “ARSA’s 2019 report included a sensitivity analysis in which the ‘bottom of the barrel’ scenario limited air carrier maintenance revenues to $99.5 billion by 2029. It’s fair to say we discovered a lower bottom of a deeper barrel than imagined, yet revenues are on track to land billions ahead.”

Employment and workforce issues remain central to industry growth. In the United States, the number of maintenance personnel stands at nearly 280,000 people producing almost $50 billion in annual revenue. After the severe turbulence of 2020, the American market has returned to 90 percent of the projection included in ARSA’s 2020 market report released as the pandemic’s first impacts were felt. As reflected in data collected year over year through ARSA’s member survey, finding technically skilled workers remains a top concern of repair stations trying to keep pace with larger market recovery.

“There’s been a lot of fluctuation in the past two years, but one thing remains the same: repair stations continue to drive maintenance employment in the United States,” said ARSA Executive Vice President Christian Klein, noting that 66 percent of current American employment falls at part 145 certificated facilities. “As we’ve seen year over year, there are almost seven times more men and women working in our component shops and contract airframe or engine facilities than there are airline mechanics. Serving that community is going to be essential to aviation-wide growth. Every position waiting to be filled represents lost money for businesses and the delayed start (or continuation) of a rewarding career for skilled technicians.”

The value of each person in the industry was displayed in the report, which included its first assessment of economic output per employee. Confirming numbers calculated by ARSA for years using its own survey data, Oliver Wyman found that each individual working in maintenance accounts for more than $170,000 in annual revenue.

To learn more about the 2022 ARSA Annual Conference, visit arsa.org/conference.

2022 Global Fleet & MRO Market Forecast
prepared by Oliver Wyman

Click the cover image to access a PDF copy of the Executive Summary.

Executive Summary: 2022 Global Fleet & MRO Market Forecast
U.S. state-by-state overview of 2022 employment & economic impact
Oliver Wyman Interactive Forecast Dashboard

 


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Legal Brief

Editor’s note: This material is provided as a service to association members for educational and informational purposes only. It does not constitute legal or professional advice and is not privileged or confidential.

Across the Pond

By Brett Levanto, Vice President of Operations

Each month, the hotline’s “Legal Brief” analyzes key compliance and government oversight issues that matter to repair stations. The expertise demonstrated in each brief is ARSA’s core value to its members.

At the 2022 Annual Conference, that expertise was on display in every way, but is the centerpiece of the “Opening Salvo” session hosted on the morning of March 10. The discussions moderated by ARSA regulatory experts span an entire morning and provide a roadmap to the complex international system of regulations and bilateral agreements. 

This month’s “Legal Brief” provides one portion of that global discussion: by UK CAA Rulemaking Manager Neil Williams. After reviewing Williams’ presentation, see the full list of participating names and agencies below, then go to the Conference Digital Companion (if you registered for the Conference) or contact ARSA (if you didn’t) to get access to full event recordings.

 

Opening Salvo—Conversations with the Regulators

Dan Elgas, Manager, Certification Procedures Branch, Aircraft Certification Service, FAA
Ralf Erckman, Deputy Director, Flight Standards, EASA
João Garcia, Head, Department of Flight Standards, ANAC Brazil
Li Heping, Director, Continuous Airworthiness & Maintenance, CAAC (China)
David Malins, Head, Airworthiness, UK CAA
Jeffrey Phipps, Chief, Operational Airworthiness, TCCA (Canada)
Robert Ruiz, Acting Deputy Executive Director, Flight Standards Service, FAA
Neil Williams, Safety Policy Manager, Operations, UK CAA
Shijun Xue, Deputy Director General, Flight Standards, CAAC (China)

 


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ARSA on the Hill

Here We Go Again

By Christian A. Klein, Executive Vice President

On March 31, House Transportation & Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) reintroduced legislation he first proposed in 2019 to undermine the efficiency of contract maintenance. The legislation is a top priority for airline mechanics unions, which feel threatened by the safety gains and cost savings associated with airlines’ use of repair stations, particularly those outside the United States. 

ARSA led the effort to defeat DeFazio’s “Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act” (SAMSA) in the last Congress and we’ll be doing so again. The association’s objections to the legislation remain the same: 

  • If the bill becomes law, U.S. repair stations with foreign approvals and their employees would almost certainly be targets of retaliation by overseas aviation safety authorities. 
  • Provisions of the bill are inconsistent with U.S. obligations under bilateral aviation safety agreements. 
  • Foreign repair stations would be subject to new and unnecessary requirements that do nothing to further safety. 
  • U.S. air carriers and their maintenance vendors would be subject to burdensome new recordkeeping requirements. 
  • U.S. commercial and general aviation operations outside the country would be disrupted because of a shortage – or complete lack of – FAA-certificated maintenance facilities in destination countries. 
  • U.S. manufacturers seeking to provide product support in growing foreign markets would be prevented from obtaining FAA certification at those overseas facilities. 
  • FAA resources – already stretched thin – would be diverted to activities with little or no safety benefit. 
  • And if the FAA fails to complete a large (and virtually impossible) laundry list of tasks within one year of the bill’s enactment, the agency would be barred for certificating new facilities outside the United States. 

While the bill number will change, all the information from 2019 is still relevant. Go to arsa.org/legislative/samsa-actioncenter to refamiliarize yourself with the issues. Then use ARSA’s Legislative Action Center (sponsored by Aircraft Electric Motors) to quickly send an email to the Hill to express your concerns. 

To read the full text of the bill, click here. 

To see how the House Aviation Subcommittee’s Democratic Staff describes the bill’s purpose, click here for a “fact sheet.” 

 


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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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Training

Make ARSA Training Work

ARSA’s online training program represents its most-valuable benefit to the aviation industry: knowledge gained through training and experience. The association’s team has turned its decades of work on behalf of aviation maintenance into more than 80 hours of on-demand content.

While sessions are available for registration at any time – ARSA member discounts available – companies can also incorporate the association’s training into their regular programs:

(1) Subscription. Make up-front, bulk purchases of training hours. The details of each subscription can be customized, including focus on specific subject areas (e.g., human factors) or options for specially-priced session access after the initial hours have been used.

(2) “Championing” a session. Guarantee a certain number of attendees for training in a particular topic that will also be made available for general registration. Variations include open registration for a live session (i.e., company personnel participate at the same time as general registrants) or a company-specific live event for which a recorded version (not including any company-specific information) is made available for on-demand registration.

(3) Tailored training. Contract ARSA’s management firm Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C. to produce or modify training specific to your organization. The team can then re-record it (or offer it as a separate live session) for ARSA’s training program. Tailored programs are priced differently from ARSA’s hourly rate and are administered by OFM&K, which allows for a client engagement and related attorney-client privilege for all discussion.

Click here to go directly to the training platform (operated by ARSA’s management firm) and begin reviewing available sessions.

For more information about ARSA’s training program, review the menus below. If you have questions or would like to learn more about ways to integrate ARSA training into your own program, contact Vice President of Operations Brett Levanto (brett.levanto@arsa.org).

Price: One-hour sessions are $75 for ARSA Members and $150 Non-Members. Classes with special pricing are indicated on this page. (Member prices provided to certain associations through reciprocal arrangements. Sessions will often be available at lower prices through bundles, coupons and other special opportunities.)
Government employees: Contact ARSA directly for auditing opportunities.
Registration: Registration and payment may be processed directly through the training platform/course catalog (free account creation required).
Technical questions and assistance: Click here for FAQ and technical support from training platform vendor.
Refunds: No refunds are granted for ARSA training sessions. When classes are canceled, registrants can choose from future courses of equal value. If a registrant is unable to attend a live session, their registration allows access to the on-demand, recorded version of the webinar.
IA Approval: A number of ARSA training sessions have been accepted for Inspection Authorization (IA) renewal credit. These sessions are denoted on their registration page with their FAA course acceptance number (in red).
Benefits: Registration for an ARSA-provided training session includes:
  • Access to the live class session on the scheduled date (if applicable).
  • Unlimited access to the on-demand, recorded version of the webinar to be made available after the live session is complete (or at time of purchase, for on-demand classes).
  • A copy of the presentation and all reference material with links to relevant resources and citations.
  • A certificate* upon completion of the session as well as any required test material.
*Only registered participants are eligible to receive a completion certificate for each session. Certificates are delivered automatically via email after the completion criteria – usually viewing the session and submitting an associated test – are met.
OFM&K Training Portal: All of ARSA's training sessions are provided through OFM&K's training portal. As the training provider of choice for ARSA and a trusted resource for the aviation community, the firm's training materials represent a vital tool for entities pursuing regulatory compliance and business success. All of the courses are administered via PotomacLaw.InreachCE.com, which is not part of ARSA's website.

Complying with Part 145 – “Soup to Nuts” (Four Hours) Instructor: Sarah MacLeod Description: Specially recorded with a hand-picked audience for interactive discussion, this session thoroughly reviews 14 CFR part 145, discusses the application of the rule and overviews some practical implications of obtaining and maintaining a repair station certificate. Pricing Note: This is a four-hour session and is $300 for members and $600 for non-members. Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Sessions Accepted for IA Renewal Credit Eight of ARSA's on-demand training sessions have been accepted by the FAA for Inspection Authorization renewal credit under 14 CFR § 65.93. Each session is currently available for registration and immediate access:Click here to purchase all eight sessions (plus one required prerequisite) at a “bundled” discount – let ARSA take care of your IA renewal requirements this year. Click here to purchase all eight sessions (plus one required prerequisite) at a “bundled” discount.

The following general subject areas are covered by sessions currently available in ARSA's training library. Search these and other topics directly via the online training portal (click here to get started).

Aircraft Parts


Audit Activism & Prophylactic Lawyering


Drug & Alcohol Testing


Human Factors


Instructions for Continued Airworthiness


Parts 21, 43, 65, 145 (and others)


Public Aircraft"Going Global" - International Regulatory Law


Grassroots Advocacy


Recordkeeping – "Finishing the Job with Proper Paperwork"


The Fourth Branch of Government (Administrative Agencies and Procedures)


Self Disclosure Programs and Practices

While sessions are available for registration at any time – ARSA member discounts available – companies can also incorporate the association's training into their regular programs:

(1) Subscription. Make up-front, bulk purchases of training hours. The details of each subscription can be customized, including focus on specific subject areas (e.g., human factors) or options for specially-priced session access after the initial hours have been used.


(2) “Championing” a session. Guarantee a certain number of attendees for training in a particular topic that will also be made available for general registration. Variations include open registration for a live session (i.e., company personnel participate at the same time as general registrants) or a company-specific live event for which a recorded version (not including any company-specific information) is made available for on-demand registration.


(3) Tailored training. Contract ARSA's management firm Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C. to produce or modify training specific to your organization. The team can then re-record it (or offer it as a separate live session) for ARSA’s training program. Tailored programs are priced differently from ARSA’s hourly rate and are administered by OFM&K, which allows for a client engagement and related attorney-client privilege for all discussion.

For more information about ARSA's training program, review the menus below. If you have questions or would like to learn more about ways to integrate ARSA training into your own program, contact Vice President of Operations Brett Levanto (brett.levanto@arsa.org).

The association’s training program is provided through Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C., the firm that manages ARSA. To go directly to OFM&K’s online training portal, visit potomaclaw.inreachce.com. To learn more about the association’s training program and see course availability, visit arsa.org/training.

What training do you need? Contact ARSA to let the association know and help get it developed.

 



Rulemaking and the Fourth Branch of Government

Certificate holders must be adept at dealing with the government. Maintenance providers need to understand the administrative agencies overseeing the industry and recognize how and when to engage in the process in order to better the system. The four sessions in the “fourth branch of government” training series are now available on demand. Purchasers can bundle all four together or focus in on either the administrative agencies themselves (two sessions) or the rulemaking process (two sessions).

The Rulemaking Process – Overview
This session provides an overview of how federal agencies make regulations that have the force and effect of law. Specifically, it reviews the agencies that must follow the Administrative Procedure Act, the procedures governed by the Act as well as other methods by which an agency can obtain recommendations from the public on its rulemaking activities and mandates.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (multiple bundles available).

The Rulemaking Process – Effective Comments
This session provides methods for submitting effective comments on FAA rulemaking proposals and on other documents that are posted for feedback from stakeholders.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (multiple bundles available).

Administrative Agencies & Their Powers
This session reviews why federal administrative agencies are created and how they use their powers to regulate activities within their jurisdiction. The course will also cover the basic procedures agencies must follow to create or revise regulations.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (multiple bundles available).

Administrative Agencies – The FAA & NTSB
This session reviews the creation and powers of the two agencies most prominent in civil aviation – the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (multiple bundles available).

Registration for an ARSA-provided training session includes:

  • Unlimited access for 90 days to the recording made available after the live session is complete.
  • A copy of the presentation and all reference material with links to relevant resources and citations.
  • A certificate upon completion of the class, as well as any test material.

The association’s training program is provided through Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C., the firm that manages ARSA. To go directly to OFM&K’s online training portal, visit PotomacLaw.inreachce.com. To learn more about the association’s training program and see course availability, visit arsa.org/training.

 


Audit Activism

Sarah MacLeod’s two-part series on establishing a proactive approach to audits is available for on-demand viewing. The sessions provide tips on how to manage an audit process that ensures responses are appropriate, timely and effective.

Audit Activism – Part 1
This session provides instruction in establishing a proactive approach to audits, starting with the differences between regulatory compliance and business requirements. It also addresses the creating appropriate interfaces among certificate holder(s), government(s) and customers (since all three must work together) to establish regulatory and business compliance.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (bundle purchase available).

Audit Activism – Part 2
This session provides steps and tips on how to manage an audit process that ensures responses are appropriate, timely and effective.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (bundle purchase available).

Registration for an ARSA-provided training session includes:

  • Unlimited access for 90 days to the recording made available after the live session is complete.
  • A copy of the presentation and all reference material with links to relevant resources and citations.
  • A certificate upon completion of the class, as well as any test material.

The association’s training program is provided through Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C., the firm that manages ARSA. To go directly to OFM&K’s online training portal, visit PotomacLaw.inreachce.com. To learn more about the association’s training program and see course availability, visit arsa.org/training.

 


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Membership

ARSA Doubly Recognizes Latimer’s Impact

On March 10, ARSA bestowed its oldest and newest honors on long-time association volunteer leader David Latimer, HAECO Americas vice president of regulatory compliance. Retiring after decades in service to the aviation maintenance industry, Latimer earned ARSA’s Leo Weston Award for Excellence in Service to Aviation Safety as well as the first official Executive Director’s “Golden Shovel” award.

HAECO Americas President of Airframe Services Bill Collins addresses ARSA Annual Conference Participants before announcing the 2022 Leo Weston Award winner.

The Weston award was established in 2005 and first given to Leo himself. As an FAA official, he advocated for the creation of an organization to represent the interests of maintenance providers and was pivotal in ARSA’s founding. He was a lifelong aviator and educator whose passion was kindled at a Philadelphia high school and continued through military, civil, government and volunteer service that ceased only with his passing in November 2020. In his honor, the association regularly recognizes individuals who have furthered the principles of good government. This year’s presentation was made during lunch on the “Symposium Day” of ARSA’s 2022 Annual Conference.

Latimer not only embodies Weston’s commitment to the industry; he is a role model for younger technicians pursuing aviation maintenance careers. Rather than following his siblings to a four-year college degree, he joined the Navy and built his natural technical talent while exploring the world. He obtained an FAA mechanic certificate after completing military service. His civilian career from technician to executive was earned by seeking mentors and observing the work of more experienced professionals. He joined ARSA’s board in 2004, serving nearly 20 years as a director and rotating through each leadership position multiple times – including two terms as president.

“David is the perfect example of what a committed aviation maintenance professional can achieve,” ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod said in 2018 when Latimer was elected to his second term as president. “He is a technician who ‘made good’ on his skills and potential, becoming a respected industry leader who has long been integral to the association. We will use his presidency to celebrate the upward mobility available to highly skilled individuals entering the aviation maintenance industry.”

HAECO Americas Vice President of Regulatory Compliance David Latimer (right) is called back on stage by ARSA Managing Director and General Counsel Marshall S. Filler and Executive Director Sarah MacLeod.

The Weston Award was presented by HAECO Americas President of Airframe Services Bill Collins, who was the published “special guest” speaker for the luncheon. Collins addressed Conference attendees on the state of aviation maintenance business, weaving into his narrative a portrait of the people needed to sustain the industry’s future; that narrative inevitably pointed to Latimer’s example and concluded with the surprise presentation of the award.

“What does it mean to be a maintenance industry professional?” Collins asked in his remarks. “Well, in my mind it’s dedication to what we do. You’ve got to be smart. You’ve got to be tenacious because there’s a lot…you’ve got to put up with. Do the right things the right way – something I try to live by…[It] means that we operate with pride of workmanship, and we cause others to have pride in their work and do things the right way.”

Based on that model, Collins concluded: “I would like to welcome and propel Mr. David Latimer into the hallowed halls of the Leo Weston Award winners.” Latimer took the stage to a standing ovation of his colleagues, thanking them for support.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of the people in this room and have established some great relationships over the years,” Latimer said. “I want to thank you guys and ladies for everything you’ve brought to this industry. I’ve enjoyed it so much. I actually have a son who’s now entering the business, who has a great work ethic and understands what it is we do for a living.

“So, every morning when I say: ‘I’m off to go make aviation safe for the traveling public,’ I truly mean it.”

Latimer was unable to leave the stage before being stopped by MacLeod, who was joined by ARSA Managing Director and General Counsel Marshall S. Filler to bestow on Latimer the association’s first official “Golden Shovel” award.

MacLeod described the award as “Based on [ARSA’s] belief that the first rule of holes is when you’re in one, stop digging.” She colorfully described aviation professionals as individuals who could see past the difficulty of the work before them to connect with the higher calling of the business, highlighting the words included on the plaque bearing a golden shovel given to Latimer: “To shovel or not to shovel was always his question.”

To learn more about the 2022 ARSA Annual Conference, visit arsa.org/conference.

(From left) ARSA Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein, NORDAM General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (and 2022 ARSA President) Terrell Siegfried, Latimer, Filler, Collins, and MacLeod pose with ARSA’s first “Golden Shovel Award” plaque.

 


2022 Member Survey – Thank You

The association is grateful for the time, effort and insight of the 107 respondents to this year’s member survey. ARSA’s survey team is currently working with response data in order to use in communications, regulatory and legislative policy efforts; the “snapshot” provided by survey data is vital to supporting the maintenance community.

In advance of seeing this year’s results, visit ARSA’s data and advocacy page to see how the association makes use of survey responses in conjunction with its annual economic data and other special reports.

Didn’t get a chance to respond but want to share some thoughts? Submitted a response but have thought of more to say? Click here to contact ARSA and share your thoughts.

 


Quick Question – Remote Connectivity

Beginning in 2018, ARSA and its industry allies jointly engaged the FAA on “guidance for using remote connectivity technology and tools.” Despite quick agreement from the agency, promises to follow up with guidance went unfilled until the White House issued an early-pandemic memorandum directing government agencies to realign operations to slow the spread of the virus. Agency leaders were instructed to “utilize the full extent of their legal authority and discretion to execute this realignment” and to “maximize telework…while maintaining mission-critical workforce needs.”

ARSA seized on that direction to remind the industry and agency about the work both had done on remote connectivity. On March 31, the FAA’s Aircraft Certification Service issued its policy (as promised, albeit a year late) and Flight Standards followed on April 22 with a memorandum to its employees about “Video and Communication Technology.” The policies collectively acknowledge there is no regulatory prohibition against the use of such communications tools and provide basic instruction for inspectors to critically assess their implementation.

Help ARSA gather information on your company’s use of remote connectivity (or outstanding issues related to it) in this month’s “quick question” (and review the updates on arsa.org/remote-connectivity for more information).

If the embedded survey does not appear/load, open the survey independently by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/remote-connectivity.

Note: The survey below is in an embedded window and you may need to scroll down within the window to see/click the “Submit” button.


Click here to see what questions have been asked and answered…and keep a lookout for more.

For more information about this or any other question, contact Brett Levanto (brett.levanto@arsa.org).

 


Welcome & Welcome Back – New & Renewing Members

ARSA’s members give the association life – its work on behalf of the maintenance community depends on the commitment of these organizations. Here’s to the companies that joined or renewed in March:

New Members

Aero Systems, LLC, R01
Glass Aero, Inc., R01

Renewing Members

Accurate Accessories, LLC, R01, 2002
AERO Component Repair, LLC, R01, 2011
Aircraft Electric Motors, Inc., R04, 1984
AMETEK Aircraft Parts & Accessories, Inc. , R03, 1985
AOG Reaction, Inc., R02, 1993
Av8 MRO, LLC, R03, 2014
Avio Turbine Techs, LLC, R01, 2021
Cargo Systems, Inc., R01, 1999
Cobalt Aero Services LLC, R03, 2012
Crew Aviation LLC , R01, 2021
Chromalloy, Corp, 1993
Coopesa, R.L., R06, 1996
Earp Aviation Repairs LLC, R01, 2019
Flight Power Repair Group, LLC , R03, 2021
Gardner Aviation Specialist, Inc. dba Precision Aircraft Services, R01, 2018
Helimax Aviation, Inc., R03, 2019
NORDAM Group LLC-Repair Division, Corp, 1984
SAFETECH USA, INC., R02, 2002
SONICO, Inc., R02, 1995
Toledo Jet Center, LLC, R03, 2010
World Class Accessory, Inc., R01, 2007

 


A Member Asked…

More than a year after Brexit, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) is still working internally and with the FAA, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and other authorities to develop a permanent regulatory framework to accept maintenance performed by repair stations outside the UK.

Q: Under the current U.S.-UK Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP), UK CAA will accept EASA approvals issued to U.S. repair stations and the FAA/EASA dual release 8130-3 form through the end of 2022. What’s going to happen after that?

A: The FAA and UK CAA are negotiating a new MIP, which is on track to be finalized later this year. It will create a relationship like that between FAA and EASA, by which a U.S. repair station’s FAA certificate will serve as the basis for UK CAA approval. Whatever the new framework, there will be a transition period to allow the industry to implement the new procedures.

Q: I understand that there have been some recent changes regarding UK CAA’s acceptance of EASA Form 1 from EASA/EU repair stations. What’s the scoop?

A: The bottom line is that effective April 1, 2022, UK owners and operators can only accept an EASA Form 1 from an EU/EASA approved maintenance organization (AMO) if the AMO applied for a UK approval by March 31, 2022.

The story surrounding UK CAA’s acceptance of EASA Form 1 has been confusing. In the wake of Brexit, the UK CAA continues to recognize EASA AMO certificates, but that recognition will end on Jan. 1, 2023, at which point companies will need a UK certificate to work on articles and products under UK CAA’s regulatory jurisdiction.

The agency had said it would stop accepting EASA Form 1 on Jan. 1, 2021, but in the face of the ongoing pandemic, UK CAA has continued to accept EASA from 1 from EU/EASA AMOs if they applied for a UK AMO certificate by Dec. 31, 2021. In the face of global supply chain problems, the agency extended the application date once again to March 31, 2022.

Thus, according to UK CAA:

Engine and component maintenance organisations that hold an approval issued by an EASA Member State or EASA and who wish to continue to supply maintained engines and components certified with an EASA Form 1 to the UK industry from 1 April 2022, must have applied to the CAA for a UK approval before 31 March 2022. … From 1 April 2022, UK owners/operators cannot accept EASA Form 1s dated after that point as acceptable documents for the certification of maintenance on engines and/or components from EU/EASA organisation [sic.] that have not applied to the CAA for an approval by 31 March 2022.

 



Make ARSA’s Voice Your Own: Advertise

ARSA has a menu of advertising opportunities for arsa.org, the hotline and the ARSA Dispatch. Take advantage of these great opportunities today to showcase your company, a new product or event. For more information go to arsa.org/advertise.

 


Stand Up for ARSA

In order to provide world-class resources for its members, the association depends on the commitment of the aviation community. By sponsoring events and activities, supporters can help ARSA’s work on behalf of repair stations to endure.

Need a place to start? For information about opportunities, contact Vice President of Operations Brett Levanto (brett.levanto@arsa.org).

 


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Resources

ARSA strives to provide resources to educate the general public about the work of the association’s member organizations; should you need to provide a quick reference or introductory overview to the global MRO industry, please utilize AVMRO.ARSA.org.

Anti-Viral Measures

For the use of its members and the larger aviation community, ARSA is maintaining this page as a resource for pandemic-related updates on policy initiatives and business needs. It is the association’s central point of communication on the topic

U.S./EU Maintenance Annex Guidance

See all of the association’s public updates since 2012 on the Maintenance Annex Guidance between the United States and European Union. The page focuses in particular on matters related to parts documentation issues arising since MAG Change 5 was issued in 2015.

Industry News Roundup

ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play globally by providing jobs and economic opportunities and in civic engagement. These are some of this month’s top stories highlighting the industry’s contributions. You can explore these stories through ARSA’s Dispatch news portal.

 


Industry Calendar

Conference Dates Location
AEA International Convention and Trade Show 3/28-31/2022 New Orleans, LA
Purdue University National Aviation Symposium 4/6-8/2022 West Lafayette, IN
ABACE 4/12-14/2022 Shanghai
Aviation Safety InfoShare 4/26-28/2022 St. Louis, MO
MRO Americas 4/26-28/2022 Dallas, TX
NBAA Maintenance Conference 5/3-5/2022 San Antonio, TX
World Aviation Training Summit 5/3-5/2022 Orlando, FL
EBAA-EBACE2022 5/23-25/2022 Geneva, Switzerland
FAA-EASA International Aviation Safety Conference 6/14/-16-2022 Washington, DC
MRO BEER 6/15-16/2022 Istanbul, Turkey
Farnborough International Airshow 7/18-22/2022 Farnborough, UK
LABACE 8/9-11/2022 Sao Paulo, Brazil
MRO Asia-Pacific 9/20-22/2022 Singapore
NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) 10/18-20/2022 San Antonio, TX
EASA Rotorcraft and VTOL Symposium 11/16-18/2022 Koelnmesse, Germany
ARSA Annual Conference 3/14-17/2023 Arlington, VA
AEA International Convention & Trade Show 4/24-27/2023 Orlando, FL
Dubai Airshow 11/12-16/2023 DWC, Dubai Airshow Site
AEA International Convention & Trade Show 3/19-22/2024 Dallas, TX
 

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