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FAA proposes rule on maintenance outsourcing practices
AIN Online
The FAA is accepting comments on an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require employees of FAA-certified foreign repair stations and certain other maintenance providers who perform safety-sensitive work on U.S. airliners to be subject to a drug-and-alcohol-testing program. Consistent with the Congressional mandate for the rulemaking, the testing program would have to meet FAA standards and be consistent with the applicable laws of the country where the repair station is located.
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MH370 mystery points to need for better aircraft tracking
Aviation Week
The story of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 reads like bad fiction — a perfectly safe aircraft disappears from radar on a scheduled flight, and the extensive international search-and-rescue effort that ensues finds few clues. It is not fiction, but it should be in light of the technology to monitor aircraft and the massive amounts of operational data available.
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  FAA Approves AD Free Overhauls

C&D Associates announces FAA approval for relief from combustion heater Airworthiness Directives AD2004-21-05 (imposed on Janitrol B series) and AD81-09-09 (for South Wind/Stewart Warner.) A.D.’s no longer apply to units undergoing zero-time overhaul by C&D Associates Inc. As always C&D Associates Inc. heaters remain A.D. free.
 


American Airlines, Massport open renovated MRO hangar
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
American Airlines and the Massachusetts Port Authority celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated aircraft line maintenance center at Hangar 9 at Boston Logan International Airport. The hangar will house up to three narrow body aircraft and includes administrative space. The hangar also has a state-of-the-art ground service equipment facility with four bays.
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Assembly passes tax break for aircraft maintenance parts and labor in Wisconsin

Aviation companies in Wisconsin would be exempt from having to pay sales taxes on aircraft maintenance parts and labor under a bill that has passed the state Assembly. The bill now goes to Gov. Scott Walker. The proposal would benefit companies like Gulfstream in Appleton and Cessna in Milwaukee.
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  Now Hiring Mobile Repair Team Technicians!

West Star Aviation is adding talented Aircraft Technicians to our Mobile Repair Teams, which are primarily located out of Colorado, Illinois and South Carolina. If you possess exceptional technical knowledge on a variety of corporate aircraft, enjoy traveling and working in various locations, then submit your resume today!
 


Avionics industry learns about Part 23 rewrite
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
It's been 50 years since the federal aviation regulations were codified, marking the transition from the civil air regulations to today's FARs, Ric Peri, vice president of government and industry affairs at the Aircraft Electronics Association, told a general session March 14 at the organization's annual convention in Nashville, Tenn.
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How WWI gave birth to the age of flight
Motherboard
Between 1903 and 1918, aviation changed from a pastime of hair-brained inventors to a technology that promised to shrink the world. The change was part inevitability and part good timing: The airplane was born and reached maturity in the years before the First World War, the first shots of which were fired 200 years ago this year. The conflict served to drive money and minds to bettering the nascent technology with the result being airplanes dominating the war-time skies.
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Aircraft maintenance: Cold weather checkup
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
It's been a long, cold winter for those of us in the northern latitudes, and while the days are growing longer and the snow is melting, old man winter still has one last grip on some of the country. Maintenance in the cold is not much fun, and even the most careful pilots face the temptation to abbreviate preflight inspections when the temps go south.
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