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Moving On…

Recently, I accepted the president and COO position at the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), an organization that represents nearly 300 small, medium-sized and large businesses. While my tenure at Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein (OFMK–the law firm that manages ARSA) has been short, it has been rewarding for both me and the organizations […]

FAA Standardization: Complicating What Is Simple

Recently, a congressional panel reviewed (among other things) the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) plan to implement the recommendations issued by the FAA Consistency of Regulatory Interpretation Aviation Rulemaking Committee (CRI-ARC) that Sarah MacLeod and I served on for over 18 months. Without boring you, the main thrust of the CRI-ARC was a recommendation to unite […]

Private Businesses Get Stiffed With Government Shutdown

One of the cold, hard facts about government shutdowns is they really aren’t “closed.”  Yes, non-essential government employees are technically “furloughed” but the Congress ultimately ends up paying them for that lost time.  Call it congressional guilt. And the private businesses that rely upon those employees for certain services during the shutdown?  Well, they get […]

50th Anniversary of March on Washington

A little while ago, Sarah MacLeod alerted me to the fact that ARSA had not highlighted today is the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. While this is an obviously historical date in American history, I did not recognize its importance to ARSA. Sadly, nor did I know as much as I thought I […]

Media: Stop Rushing to Judgment!

Much like everyone else, you fear the worst when you see the email or the story on TV about a plane crash. How bad is it? How many died? The usual assortment of worst case scenarios seems to always pop foremost

Repair Station Security Rule: 7 Days & Counting

As ARSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher blogged in early April, the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) final repair station security rule is

So What Are Our Tax Dollars Being Spent On?

As I was pondering what to write for this week’s ARSA Blog, I read through our reports on the federal government’s recent activities on and

Write Congress About the Importance of the Aviation Maintenance Industry

As ARSA members are aware, the association recently announced a new report that provides a comprehensive economic review of