Going Platinum – Face Time Provided by Lufthansa Technik, Moog & Wencor






March 10-13, 2020 (Add to Outlook Calendar)
Washington, D.C. & Arlington, Virginia

Why do ARSA’s Annual Conference attendees make the trip? Why leave your home/office/workshop to go to any event? Personal interaction. While face time plays a key role in every part of the Conference week, the association is grateful to Platinum Sponsors Lufthansa Technik, Moog Aircraft Group and the Wencor Group for supporting it in very important ways.

Each sponsor’s commitment will facilitate opportunities for Conference attendees to interact directly with colleagues, government officials and key stakeholders.

Lufthansa Technik   Lufthansa Technik is a leading provider of civil maintenance and modification services. Learn more at
Moog is a world leader in flight control systems and critical control products for both military and commercial customers. Learn more at   Moog
Wencor has been a trusted partner in aerospace for more than 60 years, offering PMA design and development, CMM and DER repairs and an extensive network of distribution solutions. Learn more at

Moog will provide for Legislative Day’s (March 11) Luncheon, during which Oliver Wyman CAVOK will present this year’s Global Fleet & MRO Market Report and ARSA will recognize its 2020 Legislative Leadership Award winner.

Wencor will open the doors to the Ice Breaker reception on the evening of March 11. During the reception, attendees and special invited guests will turn the page from the executive and congressional engagement of Tuesday and Wednesday to the regulatory focus of Thursday and Friday.

Lufthansa Technik will allow the group to reconvene for its “Club Lounge” Happy Hour on March 12. The reception of event participants and speakers will allow everyone to process the day’s discussions and continue to explore regulatory and professional cooperation.

Each of these components of the Conference will be well remembered…and it certainly helps that all will provide something to eat and drink. See what participants will be doing when they’re not at lunches or receptions by reviewing the entire four-day schedule on the event page.

Updates for 2020...

2/27/20 - Going Platinum

February 24, 2020

AeroKool, Coopesa & Getting Things Done

ARSA’s Annual Conference serves many purposes, but is first and foremost a working week. Attendees will coordinate with industry colleagues, engage with congressional leaders and cooperate with regulatory officials.

This year, the association is grateful to Platinum Sponsors AeroKool Aviation Corporation and Coopesa, R.L. for supporting that work in two important ways. AeroKool’s support will make the grassroots engagement of Legislative Day (Wednesday, March 11) possible. The Coopesa-sponsored “digital companion” will ensure every attendee has the tools they need to make the most of every day of conference week.

AeroKool   Since 1959, AeroKool has earned a global reputation for quality in pneumatic heat transfer valves, pumps and environmental control units. Learn more at
Coopesa has more than 57 years of experience providing of major maintenance inspections, modifications, upgrades, refurbishments and painting services for America´s airlines and leasing companies. Learn more at   Coopesa

The support of these companies will be evident to everyone in attendance from March 10-13. The resources and opportunity AeroKool and Coopesa provide will surely follow those participants home and help continue the good work of the Conference. See what that work will look like by reviewing the entire four-day schedule on the event page.

2/18/20 - Good As Gold

February 18, 2020

ARSA is grateful to its 2020 Annual Conference Gold Sponsors. Each company’s support for the event is a continued demonstration of ongoing commitment to the association. See what their sponsorship will provide to this year’s attendees…

Informed Advocacy

For the second year in a row, Aircraft Electric Motors and Component Repair Technologies have provided Legislative Day attendees with some very important reading material: congressional directories from AEM and legislative priorities brochures from CRT.

  Aircraft Electric Motors was established in 1972 and has since provided the absolute best in the rewind and repair of all types of aircraft electrical components, while not competing with accessory shops or other customers it serves. 
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  Component Repair Technologies was founded in Mentor, Ohio in 1985. The company retains its innovative founding principles as the core its success. 
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Thanks to AEM and CRT for helping ensure Legislative Day attendees will be well prepared on March 11.

Hearty Meals

The Annual Conference always promises a “full plate” in terms of activity, information and engagement. Thanks to First Aviation ServicesColumbia Helicopters and Delta TechOps, the 2020 event will also include full plates of breakfast and lunch.

  A division of Delta Air Lines, Delta TechOps is a full-service aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul provider with more than 11,000 seasoned professionals system-wide.
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First Aviation Services, Inc. is a leading provider of repair and overhaul, rotables management and related engineering services to the worldwide aviation industry.
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  From logging and construction to disaster relief and defense to forestry and firefighting, no job is too big or too tough for Columbia.
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Each of these three companies supports the association year-round. They attend events, actively participate in advocacy efforts, utilize online training, recruit additional members and provide insight to ARSA’s leadership team. Two are currently represented on the Board of Directors and none is a stranger to the Conference sponsor list.

This year, we can thank each of them for a hearty meal: Delta TechOps for breakfast on Thursday, March 12, which will kick off the Symposium portion of the Conference; First Aviation for lunch later that day, which will include a speech by IATA’s Daniel Kanter; and Columbia for breakfast on Friday, March 13, which attendees will finish while participating in ARSA 2020 President Ian Cheyne’s “State of the Association” address.

See what else will be on participant’s plates across the entire four-day Conference schedule – and what other companies have stepped up to support it – by visiting the event page.

2/17/20 - Room at the Inn

February 17, 2020

Registration is open for ARSA’s 2020 Annual Conference, which will be held in and around the nation’s capital from March 10-13. As Executive Vice President Christian Klein would (and does) say, the event is on track to be the most successful ever.

This means that space is at a premium…and the block of rooms made available at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City for event attendees is CLOSED.

If you have not yet made your travel plans, here’s what you should do right now to see if there’s any room left at the inn:

(1) Register for the conference, if you haven’t already.
(2) Contact the Ritz-Carlton directly for booking (+1.703.415.5000) and explain you’re part of ARSA’s 2020 Annual Conference. If rooms are available on the nights you’re seeking, the hotel staff will assist with reservations, but ARSA cannot guarantee a preferred rate.
(3) If you need to search for other options, view the “Location & Accommodations” information on the Conference event page for assistance.

Wherever you’re going to lay your head at night, make sure to get your rest. Conference week will keep you busy.

1/28/20 - Sponsor Salute

January 28, 2020

The following list includes all paid sponsors for 2020 as of this posting. To see all the organizations that have committed to sponsoring, visit the event page. To learn more about a specific sponsor, click the appropriate logo.

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors



AOG Reaction

  Jet Group   OFM&K   SAFRAN

Act now to take your place among these companies. For information on sponsorship opportunities, visit the event page or contact Brett Levanto (


1/21/20 - Your Registration

January 21, 2020

Knowing what to expect after registering will help you make the most of the maintenance community’s premier event (and if you’ve already registered, it’ll help you assure everything is in order).

(1) Immediately after you submit a registration form, the system will automatically email you a confirmation of your submission. Regardless of how many individuals are registered via the form (each submission can accommodate up to five), a single confirmation will be sent to the person named at the top of the form. The email will come from and provide a review of all the information entered into the form.

(2) The ARSA events team will review your submission for completeness and accuracy, contacting you regarding any required updates or additions. (If no edits are required, you will receive your invoice.)

(3) The events team will produce and deliver an invoice for the appropriate registration and/or sponsorship fees. If you noted in the form’s comments section that an administrative support person or finance specialist should be included, that person will be CC’d on the invoice delivery message.

(4) Pay your invoiced registration/sponsorship fee (payment instructions provided on invoice).

(5) Book your room via the conference room block at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia.

(6) Legislative Day attendees should plan for their grassroots advocacy by reaching out to their members of Congress to schedule meetings. For those needing instruction, ARSA’s legislative team will provide a guidance document.

(7) Individuals from sponsoring companies should identify (and inform Christian Klein and Brett Levanto) who will represent the company at the Executive to Executive Briefing Day on March 10.

(8) Ensure your travel arrangements and other logistics are in place. Get ready for a personally enjoyable and professionally enriching stop in the American capital city.

As of Jan. 23, registrations have been received from the following companies…make sure yours gets on the list:

A.O.G. Reaction
AAR Aircrft Services, Inc.-Miami
Aero Instruments & Avionics, Inc.
Aircraft Electric Motors, Inc.
Alaska Airlines
All Nippon Airways Company, Ltd.
Aviation Repair Solutions, Inc.
Barfield Precision Electronics, LLC
CD Aviation Services
Citadel Completions LLC
Collins Aerospace
Columbia Helicopters, Inc.
Compressed Gas Systems
Dallas Airmotive
Delta TechOps
Earp Aviation Repairs, LLC
Eastern Airlines Technic Co., Ltd.
Erickson Incorporated dba Erickson Air-Crane Co., L.L.C.
First Aviation Services Inc.
FlightSafety International
Genesis Aviation, Inc.
Gogo LLC
  Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co., Limited
Jet Aircraft Maintenance, Inc.
Jet Center MFR
Jordan Propeller Service, Inc.
KLM Engineering & Maintenance
L. J. Walch Co., Inc.
Lufthansa Technik AG
Lynden Air Cargo, LLC
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
Moog Inc.
MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH
The NORDAM Group
Oliver Wyman CAVOK
Pratt & Whitney – Columbus Engine Center
QAI Aerospace
Repairtech International, Inc.
Signature Aviation
Southwest Turbine Inc.
StandardAero Alliance, Inc.
Stein Seal Company
Turbine Controls Inc
Wencor Group







1/14/20 - Book Your Room

January 14, 2020

Annual Conference events are held in Washington, D.C. (at the offices of executive branch agencies, the White House and on Capitol Hill) as well as in Arlington, Virginia. The central point of activity and location for most of the conference’s substantive agenda is the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City.

Image result for ritz carlton pentagon city The Ritz-Carlton
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202, United States

A block of rooms has been reserved for ARSA attendees at the Ritz-Carlton at a preferred rate. To access rooms within the block, attendees must reserve theirs no later than Feb. 17, 2020. The block may fill before that deadline, so the association encourages conference participants to book as soon as possible. 


NOTE: If you search for rooms via the conference reservation link and the block is sold out for any of the nights in your stay, the system will return no booking options. There may be rooms available in the hotel outside of ARSA’s block and you can still book; contact the Ritz-Carlton directly at +1.703.415.5000 for assistance and explain you are part of ARSA’s 2020 Annual Conference.

Having a place to sleep is important, but to get out of your room and into the event you’ll need to register. If you haven’t already, visit the event page to submit your form.

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