ARSA Legislative Day Resounding Success

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) today concluded another successful grassroots day on Capitol Hill with more than three dozen member company representatives meeting more than 50 key House and Senate members and their staff.

The morning kicked off with a presentation by U.S. House Representative Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), one of the aviation industry’s biggest supporters. ARSA presented Rep. Pompeo with its Legislative Leader Award for his tireless efforts supporting the aviation industry.

“You will find not greater advocate on Capitol Hill for the aviation maintenance community than Rep. Pompeo,” stated ARSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher. “Rep. Pompeo is deserving of this award for many reasons including his leadership countering accusations from the White House that demonize business and general aviation, while bringing to light the damaging impact this rhetoric has had on the industry.”

Visiting Capitol Hill, ARSA members addressed a variety of issues important to the MRO industry including its “Lift the ban” initiative that highlights the impact of the Transportation Security Administration’s failure to finalize security rules and the subsequent ban on FAA certification of new foreign repair stations. A look at ARSA’s complete legislative agenda may be reviewed here.

“These visits really play a critical part in how ARSA shapes it policy agenda on Capitol Hill,” concluded Fisher. “The best way to advance our legislative initiatives is to take the voting constituent, our members, to meet with their lawmakers and staff to provide them first-hand accounts of how issues are impacting their businesses at home.”

ARSA is an Alexandria, Virginia-based trade association that represents aviation maintenance and manufacturing companies. Founded in 1984, the association has a distinguished record of advocating for repair stations, providing regulatory compliance assistance to the industry, and representing repair stations on Capitol Hill and in the media. More information is available at

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