Aeronautical Repair Station Association

Tick Tock

February 2013 - As the government counts down to sequestration, the Association is working feverously to finalize details for its Annual Legislative Day and Repair Symposium. Unlike our elected officials, ARSA has run successful gatherings since its inception. The annual event has traditions—a legislative day for members to meet lawmakers, opening segments with educational exchanges […]

Staying A Step Ahead

January 2013 - As the aviation industry faces another year, open items haunt the annals of federal regulation. At record speed, the FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the relationship between an “air carrier” and its maintenance providers. The comment period for this rule ends Feb.11, but this debacle began with legislative […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

December 2012 - The Association’s capability to influence legislation as well as regulation depends upon its knowledge and ability to provide balance between the demands of government and industry. That means taking positions based upon law, logic and practical knowledge that may be unpopular with certain segments of the membership. In January 2012, such a […]

Modernize and Minimize

November 2012 - In times of uncertainty limiting unnecessary actions or reactions is essential to survival. Unfortunately, government survival seems to depend upon creating bureaucracy. The Association provided substantive comments to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on part 145. The most disheartening aspect of responding to the proposal was the […]

Turn It Up

October 2012 - The end of the election year approaches—are you tuning out or turning up your political and industry involvement? The Association turned up its international presence by conducting its Strategic Leadership Conference and Annual Board of Directors meeting in Hamburg, Germany. The events coincided with Lufthansa Technics’ (LHT) 50-year celebration of holding an […]

Looking Good?

September 2012 - The Association is happy to announce its new and improved presence on the world wide web; our new façade,, is not just a pretty face. The site adds functionality that will increase efficiencies and enhance member outreach. For example— Improved organization. Utilizing menus, categories, tags, feeds and enhanced optimized search capabilities, […]

We Do It for You

August 2012 - Every job has good and bad days. I have opined for years that nobody calls the Association when they are having a good day. Many calls are generated by adverse queries or reactions from a representative of the FAA or other government agency. Recently more calls are coming because of congressional actions […]