Welcome to the World of Aviation Maintenance! Take Flight!

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.


Documentary Feature: You Can’t Fly Without Us – The World of Aviation Maintenance

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?

About Aviation Maintenance

About Aviation Maintenance

Aviation maintenance work is performed by individuals as well as air carriers and independent (and often specialized) providers.
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Aviation Maintenance Careers

Aviation Maintenance Careers

Opportunity: Every year, more people are flying. Aviation markets have expanded to a broader public than ever before.
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Aviation Safety & Oversight

Aviation Safety & Oversight

Across the world, manufacturers, maintenance providers, operators and governments work together to ensure aviation safety.
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Data & Advocacy

Data & Advocacy

The aviation maintenance industry is vital to the lives and livelihoods of people across the world. Its impact can be demonstrated in many ways.
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