Promoting Aviation Maintenance

Good safety is good business. The men and women who work in the aviation maintenance industry are committed to ensuring that every person who boards an aircraft anywhere in the world gets to their destination safely.

The industry’s outstanding safety record is no accident. It is the result of an effective, and ever improving, network of industry controls in concert with existing regulations. Repair stations are an important part of what makes the aviation industry safer, more reliable, and more efficient.

Contract maintenance allows airlines to reduce maintenance costs without negatively impacting safety. The reason? Highly specialized repair stations are able to get a better return on investment for tools, training, facilities, and other key business components. This allows ARSA members to maximize the efficiency, expertise, and skill in an already highly talented and professional international workforce. Whether it is line maintenance performed by an airline, a complete engine overhaul done by a manufacturer, or contract avionics repair—those responsible for the repairs uphold the highest standards of safety and regulatory compliance.

No maintenance provider has a monopoly on safety. The same safety rules, standards, and regulations apply to maintenance work wherever it is performed. A person or entity that is FAA-certificated always approves all maintenance work for return to service. It is simply not possible for an airline to have its maintenance performed all over the world by whomever it pleases without retaining responsibility for the work.

The entire aviation maintenance industry is proud of its exemplary record of providing a safe product to the traveling public. ARSA continues to promote this record and counter false safety messages.

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

You Can’t Fly Without Us

“You Can’t Fly Without Us: The World of Aviation Maintenance” is a documentary produced by ARSA.  The film was developed as part of the Leading Edge video series, which is hosted by former football coach and sports broadcaster Jimmy Johnson and distributed to public television stations in all 50 states.

Learn more and see how you can take advantage of the video at