Recruiting the President

On Aug. 5, ARSA joined a coalition of aviation stakeholders in a letter to President Biden outlining government actions to support technician career development.

“The pandemic took an enormous toll on the aviation maintenance industry,” the letter said. “Many seasoned workers left the industry…those departures have only exacerbated a long-standing and well-documented workforce crisis.”

Citing ARSA survey data as well as reports from the Aviation Technician Education Council, the submission advised the president to undertake four measures (for each, see related association work):

(1) Increase funding for FAA workforce grant programs (
(2) Facilitate military-to-civilian career transitions (
(3) Support establishment of National Center for Advancement of Aviation (July 27, 2020 update below).
(4) Message positively about transportation careers (

To read the full letter, click here, it was signed by the following organizations in addition to ARSA:

Aviation Technician Education Council
Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Organization
AAR Corp.
Choose Aerospace
Universal Technical Institute
STEM Education Coalition
Teamsters Airline Division

Courtesy of the ARSA

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