When people think about aviation, they tend to think first about airlines and manufacturers, the companies that fly and build aircraft. But there’s another sector of the industry that’s just as critical: aviation maintenance (AVMRO).
Around the world there are thousands of companies employing hundreds of thousands of highly-trained men and women who work day and night to keep aircraft operating safely. While airlines are ultimately responsible for the safety of their aircraft, airlines contract out the majority of maintenance work to repair stations that are certificated (i.e., licensed) and regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration and other aviation authorities. Because repair stations are highly specialized, they get a better return on investment in tools, training, facilities, and other key business inputs. That means repair stations help airlines save money while improving safety and reliability.
This short film was produced by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). The film was developed as part of the Leading Edge video series, which is hosted by former football coach and sports broadcaster Jimmy Johnson and distributed to public television stations in all 50 states. Take seven minutes to meet the men and women who keep the world safely in flight. Click here to watch the video.
This site, which is managed by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association, is designed to help you understand aviation maintenance better. So what do you want to know?