ARSA Urges FAA to Consider International Aviation Accords

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Sarah MacLeod, executive director of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), issued the following statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on drug and alcohol testing at foreign repair stations.

“ARSA looks forward to ensuring the congressionally mandated drug and alcohol testing requirements are implemented ‘consistent with the applicable laws of the country in which the repair station is located.’ Final action cannot be allowed to jeopardize the delicate framework of international civil aviation agreements and national sovereignty. ARSA encourages the international aviation community to submit comments and urge their governments to do the same.”

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