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Apr. 2, 2015

President's Message

During the 2015 Annual Repair Symposium, ARSA President Jim Perdue provided members with the annual state of the association report. Read Perdue's remarks and be sure you know what ARSA's done and where it's going.More

See You Next Year — Save the Date for the ARSA's 2016 Annual Repair Symposium

March 16-18, 2016, Arlington, Virginia. For more information, visit More

You Can't Fly Without Us — The World of Aviation Maintenance

A short documentary overview of the aviation maintenance industry. Meet the men and women who keep the world safely in flight. For more information, visit

2015 Repair Symposium — Engagement in Action

ARSA's 2015 Annual Repair Symposium provided attendees days of presentations, speakers and panels covering a broad range of regulatory and industry issues.More

2015 ARSA Scholarship Winner — Paul Mart, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

On Mar. 4, the Northrop Rice Foundation announced the 2015 ARSA Scholarship had been awarded to Paul Mart of Daytona Beach, Florida. More

ARSA Member Survey Is in the Field

Be sure your organization is represented in this year's snapshot of the aviation maintenance industry.More

ARSA Works

To see all the ways that ARSA is working as the voice of the aviation maintenance industry, visit the ARSA Works page.More

ARSA to Congress: You Can't Fly Without 300,000 American Aviation Workers

On Mar. 18, ARSA hosted a dual-premiere event on Capitol Hill to provide both visual and quantitative evidence for the importance of the aviation maintenance industry to American lives and livelihoods.More

Contract Maintenance Requirements Comparisons & Timeline

The association has been engaged for years on Capitol Hill and with regulators to mitigate the contract maintenance rule's impact on repair stations and their airline customers. See what that engagement has looked like across nearly twenty years of evolving requirements.More

Still Nothing Generic About Generic Clearance

On Mar. 12, ARSA submitted its continued objections to the FAA's request for generic clearance of information collections contained in Airworthiness Directives. Now we wait...More

Contract Maintenance — A Bit of History

For the past two decades the association has continuously educated the government and the public on the safety and economic benefits of contract maintenance. The result: a contract maintenance rule that causes minimal disruption to business as usual.More

ARSA Lands on Capitol Hill

On March 18, ARSA members descended on Capitol Hill to engage legislators and discuss the aviation maintenance industry's important economic and safety contributions.More

I Need a DER — Or Do I? Part V: Developing the Data Package

Peter Lauria continues his series about the steps for engaging a Designated Engineering Representative.More

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.More

2015 Global Fleet and MRO Market Assessment — Summary

CAVOK's 2015 assessment and 10-year outlook of the air transport maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market. More

Personal Development — Motivation

Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. More

What Has ARSA Done Lately?

Each year, ARSA's Annual Repair Symposium provides association staff an opportunity to review for members the work done on their behalf. Educate yourself on the association's value to your business.More

Regulatory Compliance Training

Test your knowledge on § 145.207 — Repair Station Manual. More

Member Spotlight: 2015 Symposium Sponsors

While many contributed to the success of ARSA's 2015 Annual Repair Symposium, the association is particularly grateful to the businesses who sponsored the event. Without their support, none of the panels, presentations or discussions would have been possible.More

Have You Seen this Person? — Kevin Hiatt, IATA

Kevin Hiatt is the senior vice president of safety and flight operations for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and a great ally of the aviation maintenance industry. Hiatt addressed ARSA members at a dinner and reception during the 2015 Annual Repair Symposium.More

Take Advantage of ARSA's Members Getting Members Program, Get 10 Percent Off on Membership Dues

The best form of advertising is word of mouth. Use the Members Getting Members Toolkit to recruit an ARSA member and your company will receive a discounted rate for your next membership term. More

Target Your Message: Advertise in ARSA's Newsletters and Website!

Check out ARSA's menu of advertising opportunities for, the hotline, and the ARSA Dispatch. Take advantage of these great opportunities today to showcase your company, a new product or event. More

Exhibit, Sponsor the 2016 Repair Symposium

As the maintenance industry's top event devoted exclusively to regulatory compliance, the ARSA Symposium attracts a highly qualified professional audience. Use this opportunity to promote your company while showing support for ARSA.More

A Member Asked...

Q: Did the FAA change the rule about surrendering a Part 145 repair station certificate? If so, how does a repair station surrender its certificate now?More

Industry and International 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, as well as through civic engagement. You can explore these stories through ARSA's Dispatch news portal.More