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ARSA symposium spotlights Congressional developments
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The Aeronautical Repair Station Association has set March 31 - April 2 as the dates for its annual repair symposium at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, Va. The agenda and registration for the symposium, which also includes a Legislative Day on Capitol Hill, are available on the organization's website. More

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Aircraft repair firm in northeast Arkansas to add 300 jobs
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An aircraft repair firm in Blytheville, Ark., says it will double its workforce to 600 and spend $10 million to expand its facilities. Aviation Repair Technologies announced the plan recently. The company says the expansion will enable it to repair more aircraft components. Aviation Repair Technologies performs heavy aircraft maintenance and also disassembles jet engines, servicing regional aircraft. Its customers include American Eagle, Bahamasair, Dynamic Airways and Magellan Aerospace, among others. More

ARSA's take on the FAAC recommendations
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ARSA has weighed in on the Future of Aviation Advisory Committee's recently issued recommendations. Among the repair station advocate's points: The U.S. is a net importer of maintenance services work, so let's not get carried away with the "outsourcing=bad" stuff, and one level of security isn't the best idea for Part 145s because a lot of them are small shops that are nowhere near an airport. More

Mediterranean city aims to thrive on aircraft maintenance
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Located a few hours' distance from many important flight points, the Süleyman Demirel Airport in the Mediterranean city of Isparta hopes to reinvent itself as an internationally reputed aircraft maintenance and paint center. The center may change the economic face of the city with a new aviation network that will create new jobs. It is currently seeking partnerships in the Arab Gulf. More

ARSA's 2011 Annual Repair Symposium: Registration is now open
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ARSA will hold its Legislative Day on Capitol Hill and its Annual Repair Symposium March 31 - April 2, 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, Va. Come join aviation professionals from around the world and participate in this extraordinary event. The Annual Repair Symposium is the perfect place to connect with officials from the FAA and other aviation authorities, as well as key members of Congress and your colleagues in the industry. The Symposium includes sessions on updates to regulations, policies and procedures that govern the maintenance industry, and more. Legislative Day gets you informed on the issues that affect your business and includes Capitol Hill meetings with your representatives, senators and congressional staff. More

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FAA Safety Briefing January/February 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing celebrates the publication's 50th anniversary by looking back on the state of general aviation (GA) safety and highlighting a half century of safety focus and progress. This issue also helps airmen recognize that managing risk is the foundation for safe flying from both a theoretical and practical sense. In "Building Blocks and Safety Circles," editor Susan Parson helps readers get their head around safety rules, safety realities, and the concept of safety risk management to build a barrier to accidents. The issue looks at "Safety from the Ground Up," providing pointers for ramp safety. And there is a guide to the "Small Cost, Big Benefits" of aircraft safety enhancements that can mean the difference between life and death in the event of an accident. More

ARSA Dispatch available through MultiBriefs app
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ARSA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create ARSA Dispatch, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. ARSA Dispatch is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. For those without iPhones, not to worry. We also have Blackberry and Droid versions. For Blackberry users, visit the Blackberry App World and search "MultiBriefs." Droid users can go to the Android Marketplace and search "MultiBriefs."
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Premier Aviation still growing
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Premier Aviation Overhaul Centre Inc., it appears, is at it again. The Trois Rivières, Canada, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul specialist for narrow-body aircraft seems poised to announce yet another expansion, this time at the airport in Windsor, Ont. Various officials would not confirm reports that Premier Aviation would launch a 150,000-square-foot MRO facility that would employ 200 people at the Windsor International Airport with $4 million in federal funding. More

Startup with ties to Pace has plans to create 289 jobs at N.C. airport
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A startup aviation maintenance company with significant ties to Pace Airlines Inc. has plans to create up to 289 full-time jobs at Smith Reynolds Airport in Forsyth County, N.C., over three years. If NS Aviation LLC's plans come to fruition, it would give the airport a new anchor tenant and restore most of the 300 local jobs lost when Pace collapsed in September 2009. More

Please mark your calendar for the 2011 ATA e-Business Forum to be held June 6-8, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, Canada.Held in conjunction with the S1000D User Forum, this combined event will provide a high level overview of the latest developments in information exchange for the commercial aviation industry to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations.

More details will soon follow.

Learn more about the ATA e-Business Program.

Learn more about S1000D

Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
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Help ARSA with its public relations initiative to improve the legal, regulatory, and business climate for contract aviation maintenance companies!

Phase One, Step Two to quantify the economic impact of the aviation maintenance industry, nationally and internationally is currently underway, but we need your assistance!

ARSA has contracted with AeroStrategy, an aerospace consulting firm, to:

• Develop an economic profile of the global MRO industry;
• Assess the economic impact of US-EU Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (which is threatened by the hostile language in the pending FAA reauthorization bill); and
• Determine the industry’s economic footprint on a state-by-state basis

The results of the research will be incorporated into messages and materials used during Phase Two of the campaign.

For more details, click here.

Pledge your support here.

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Registration for the ARSA 2011 Annual Repair Symposium is now open!

Click here to register and take part in all the experiences that make the Symposium a must-attend event!

Stay up-to-date on the "what" and "when" of the Symposium by checking out the agenda to get the latest updates.

And be sure to visit the Symposium sponsorship page for opportunities to promote your company!

Precision Aviation Group acquires Dallas-based Avcenter
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Precision Aviation Group, exclusive provider of ISMRO®, announces the acquisition of Dallas-based Avcenter, an FAA Repair Station specializing in wheels, brakes, and accessories for the aerospace industry. The Avcenter purchase allows PAG to expand the MRO services it provides to customers operating fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. More

StandardAero receives EASA STC for PT6A-135A engine program for King Air F90-series
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The European Aviation Safety Agency has granted an STC to StandardAero to re-engine the Hawker Beechcraft King Air F90 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-135A engines. This is the same engine that is type certified on King Air F90-1 aircraft. StandardAero is the only PT6A designated overhaul facility that can offer customers maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as PT6A engine upgrade options. More

Final Documents/Your Two Cents
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ARSA now keeps a list of Final Documents and Your Two Cents on its website By accessing the links (provided in blue) you will find a complete list of items the Association has noted as important to aviation design, production and maintenance activities.

Final Documents: This list includes Federal Register (FR) publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars (ACs), Orders, Notices, policy statements and related material of interest to ARSA members. The date shown is the date of FR publication or other official release.

Your Two Cents: Provides you with the opportunity to provide input on rules and guidance that will affect you. Agencies must provide the public with notice and an opportunity for comment before their rules change. Your input matters. Comments should be received before the indicated due date; however, agencies often consider comments they receive before drafting of the final document begins.

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