Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA)

Alexandria, VA 22314-2903


About Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA)


121 N. Henry St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-2903
(703) 739-9543
(703) 739-9488

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ARSA has a 25-plus year record of representing certificated aviation maintenance and alteration facilities. The association promotes laws and regulations that establish reasonable aviation safety standards. It encourages the development of regulatory guidance and interpretations that are clear, concise, consistent, and applied uniformly.

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Maintenance Providers

Aviation Maintenance Returning to Growth in Face of Constraints

March 31, 2023
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association released its updated Global Fleet & MRO Market Report during its 2023 Annual Conference on March 15.
Trade Associations & Events

OIRA Building Next Open Government Action Plan

Nov. 18, 2022
On Nov. 17, ARSA Vice President of Operations Brett Levanto joined an engagement session hosted by the U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) soliciting input...
Trade Associations & Events

ARSA Seeks Simplicity and Flexibility in D&A Recordkeeping

Oct. 13, 2022
On Oct. 4, ARSA commented on the Department of Transportation’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) “Electronic Signatures, Forms and Storage for Drug and Alcohol Testing...

FAA Moving ADs to Dynamic Regulatory System

Aug. 19, 2022
The FAA is continuing to decommission systems and migrate documents to its Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS). On Aug. 16, the agency retired the following databases within the Regulatory...
Alison McHugh, Vice President of Safety & Quality, FEAM AERO
Trade Associations & Events

McHugh Brings New Perspective to ARSA Board

April 26, 2022
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association board of directors on April 20 elected Alison McHugh to fill the vacant seat previously held by Jet Center MFR General Manager Gary...
Trade Associations & Events

Aero Maintenance Industry Honors Larsen

March 31, 2022
U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) has received the Aeronautical Repair Station Association’s (ARSA) 2022 Legislative Leadership Award for his efforts to enhance America...
Maintenance Providers

Maintenance Market Report Shows a Resilient Restart

March 25, 2022
On March 9, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) released its 2022 Global Fleet & MRO Market Report, prepared by Oliver Wyman. The report’s findings were presented...

Industry Presses FAA on ICA

Jan. 4, 2022
WASHINGTON – On Dec. 27, representatives of 14 aviation industry associations urged FAA Administrator Steve Dickson to act on the agency’s enforcement of rules related to instructions...
Trade Associations & Events

Ending Maintenance Manual Rule Enforcement Inconsistency

Aug. 3, 2021
On July 9, President Biden issued an Executive Order (“Promoting Competition in the American Economy”) establishing a whole-of-government policy to address overconcentration, ...
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Trade Associations & Events

ARSA Survey – Recovery Renews Workforce Concerns

May 5, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – In the wake of 2020’s unprecedented economic disruptions, the aviation maintenance industry is showing signs of recovery. The Aeronautical Repair Station...

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Education & Training

What We Can Learn

Oct. 7, 2021
“As long as you have a willingness to learn and a good work ethic you can do anything.”Kristi Burns answered quickly when asked what she’d tell someone considering a career in...
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Education & Training

Fueling Alternatives

April 16, 2021
Aviation demands innovation. Alternative fuels, remote technology and electric aircraft advancements require applying new skills, knowledge and tools to proven systems.The Aeronautical...
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Education & Training

Every Year

March 11, 2021
Trade associations, like all life, evolve around the calendar. There are events to plan, meetings to support and legislative schedules to observe. The issues change, but you can...
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Education & Training

What Relief Looks Like

April 30, 2020
In the face of this uncertainty, we focus on planning and preparing for a “new” reality.
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Education & Training

Why a Conference?

Feb. 24, 2020
Whether or not you attended ARSA's Annual Conference earlier this month, it is important to ask yourself one question: "Why?"
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Education & Training

Airworthiness in Operation

Feb. 20, 2020
Among all the professionals who touch aircraft, mechanics and repair stations do not have primary responsibility.
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Act Our Age

Nov. 25, 2014
Thirty years ago, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) – a slightly older sibling to this magazine – was born in a small, Washington, D.C., office.
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Trade Associations & Events

Important Distinctions

Oct. 20, 2014
Corporate flight departments often institute much higher standards than those required by parts 43 (maintenance), 91 (general operating), and 145 (repair stations).
Aircraft Airframe & Accessories

Director's Viewpoint: Harmonization

Sept. 5, 2014
As we come to press, another EBACE, (European Business Aviation Conference and Exposition), will soon be taking place. Having attended just once in my career, I can report that...
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Be a Team Player: Participate

Aug. 26, 2014
Find ways to engage and encourage action to promote your industry; as they say, a rising tide lifts all boats.


Sarah MacLeod

Executive Director

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Education & Training

ARSA, AAR’s Holmes Laud Duckworth

March 29, 2021
WASHINGTON – ARSA presented its 2021 Legislative Leadership Award to Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) as part of the association’s Legislative Day on March 10. The honor is given...
Trade Associations & Events

ARSA Remembers Weston By Honoring Mickler

March 25, 2021
On March 11, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) recognized Thomas Mickler as the 2021 recipient of the Leo Weston Award for Excellence in Service to Aviation Safety...
Trade Associations & Events

Dickson to Headline ARSA Conference

Feb. 9, 2021
On Feb. 9, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association confirmed participation of FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson as keynote speaker for its 2021 Annual Conference. Dickson...
Trade Associations & Events

ARSA on Workforce Grant Programs: Tools for Building and Re-Building Industry

Jan. 21, 2021
WASHINGTON – ARSA Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein issued the following statement in recognition of the FAA’s posting of two notices of funding opportunity for aviation...
Trade Associations & Events

Greasy Hands & Complex Problem Solving – 2020 Scholarship Winner C. Owen Ritzman

Dec. 1, 2020
In November, ARSA awarded its 2020 scholarship to C. Owen Ritzman of Southern Utah University. Ritzman is an AMT student whose love of getting his hands dirty is matched only ...
Trade Associations & Events

Fortner Leadership Will Balance Long Experience with New Energy

Oct. 29, 2020
During its 2020 annual meeting, ARSA’s board of directors elected Gary Fortner to the association’s senior volunteer leadership position. Fortner, vice president of engineering...
Education & Training

FAA Shows Plans for Maintenance Technician Grant Program

Sept. 8, 2020
In the Sept. 8 issue of the U.S. Federal Register, the FAA published a request for comments on its plan for administering the Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce ...
Trade Associations & Events

Enough is Enough for Repairman Denials

Aug. 28, 2020
WASHINGTON – On Aug. 27, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) took the unusual step of requesting the law firm of Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C. (OFM&K)...
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Trade Associations & Events

Grim Picture of Pandemic’s Impact on Aviation Maintenance

July 28, 2020
The aviation maintenance industry has been decimated by coronavirus-related economic disruptions, a survey by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) found. ARSA members...