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Petri to lead House Aviation Subcommittee
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As expected, House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica appointed Rep. Tom Petri to lead the Aviation Subcommittee. An expert on transportation policy, Petri is a long-time friend of ARSA. More

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No US airline fatalities in 2010
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U.S. airlines did not have a single fatality last year. It was the third time in the past four years there were no deaths, continuing a dramatic trend toward safer skies. Years without deaths have occurred sporadically since the dawn of the jet age, but never have so many occurred in so short a period, according to an analysis of data from the National Transportation Safety Board. The average number of deaths fell from about 86 a year in the 1990s to 46 a year since 2000 — a 46 percent drop. More

Bombardier inspections ordered
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Canadian air safety officials have ordered emergency inspections of landing gears on more than 300 Bombardier Q400 turbobrop airliners, in order to ensure that alternate extension systems can properly deploy the main gears. The safety directive was released recently by Transport Canada and issued by European aviation regulators. More

Heli-Expo 2011 attendee registration is open
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Heli-Expo is the world's largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter community and 2011 promises to be another great year with:
* 4 days of networking with more than 17,000 participants
* More than 600 exhibiting companies within 1 million square feet of exhibit space
* Interactive educational opportunities including 21 committee meetings and 23    professional courses.
* And more!!

To learn more or to register for Heli-Expo 2011, click here

AMTSociety's 4th Annual Maintenance Skills Competition
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The AMTSociety's 4th Annual Maintenance Skills Competition is scheduled for Feb. 23 - 25, 2011, during the Aviation Industry Expo in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The MSC has grown from 9 teams in the 1st MSC in 2008 to now 30 with the international community competing. The MSC is the premier event in which today's skilled aircraft maintenance technicians and engineers can show the public some of the many responsibilities they carry in order to provide safe and airworthy aircraft. There are 5 competition categories: Military, Commercial Aviation, General Aviation, Schools and MRO/OEM. More

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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

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.

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."

Positive Publicity

More jobs could come to North Carolina airport
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A startup aviation maintenance company could bring more jobs to Smith Reynolds Airport near Winston-Salem, N.C., than initially expected. NS Aviation LLC, led by a management team with ties to Pace Airlines Inc., wants to serve as an anchor tenant at the airport. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on its incentive request Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. More

Aircraft maintenance company signs deal for 200-worker operation at Indiana's Grissom air base
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An aircraft maintenance company plans to start operations at a former Air Force base in northern Indiana and possibly hire 200 people. Officials of Texas-based Dean Baldwin Painting signed a 29-year lease deal recently with Miami County officials for hangar space in the Grissom Aeroplex at what is now Grissom Air Reserve Base near the city of Peru. 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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ARSA Members in the News

Jet Aviation Flight Services appoints new vice president and general manager
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Jet Aviation announced the appointment of Don Haloburdo as vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Flight Services, the group's aircraft management and charter division for The Americas. He replaces Bob Seidel who has held the position since 2006 and left the organization to pursue other interests. More

Columbia Helicopters achieves EN/AS9110 quality standards
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Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce that the international risk management firm Det Norske Veritas recently registered the Oregon-based company to the aerospace quality standard of EN/AS9110. This certification establishes quality standards for work performed by aerospace Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul organizations within the United States. Columbia Helicopters' certification also recognizes that the company meets a corresponding standard throughout Europe. More

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!

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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