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Tell your story — Complete ARSA's bilateral economic survey
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To ensure strong advocacy, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association is gathering economic data about the international maintenance industry. So far, the state, national and international footprint has demonstrated the United States' robust and positive balance of trade in aviation maintenance services. This data demonstrates to lawmakers, regulators, the media, and other key audiences the impact of hostile legislation.

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Senate set to kick off FAA debate
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Senate debate on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization legislation could start as early as the week beginning Jan. 31. The FAA is currently operating under a short term extension set to expire on March 31. Sen. John D. Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, introduced the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act, or S. 223, shortly before the Senate adjourned on Jan. 27. Majority Leader Harry Reid promptly scheduled the measure for action on the Senate floor. More

SMS comment period extended
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On Jan. 31, the Federal Aviation Administration extended the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking on Safety Management Systems through March 7, 2011. ARSA and several other aviation industry stakeholders requested such an extension. The additional time is necessary since the SMS proposal is multifaceted and unlike conventional industry rules. ARSA is committed to the development of an effective SMS framework. More

GOP-led House Transportation Committee makes FAA bill top priority
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Passing a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill will be the House Transportation Committee's first priority, its new chairman said recently at the committee's first meeting of the new Congress. Chairman John Mica said the aviation industry accounts for 11 percent of the country's gross domestic product and needs "a blueprint" for the future. More

FAA finally takes action on fuel inerting
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The 14th anniversary of TWA 800 came and went July 17. Except for family members of the victims, few remember anniversaries of tragedies after the 10th year has passed. The media and general public might lose interest, but for those working to prevent a future disaster, the memory of the Boeing 747 midair explosion remains vivid, and concerns about preventing a similar future disaster remain strong.  More

Democrats push aviation bill as jobs program
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Democratic leaders brought an aviation bill that authorizes $8 billion for airport construction to the Senate floor recently, pitching it as a jobs measure in keeping with President Barack Obama's call to boost the economy through transportation projects. More

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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 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

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 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."

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MRO profile: Jet Aviation St. Louis
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Jet Aviation St. Louis, formerly Midcoast Aviation, is expanding its operations to include single-aisle bizliners, Skip Madsen, Vice President of Jet Aviation St. Louis' MRO operations and sales, told AIN. "Midcoast Aviation's expertise was in large-airframe general aviation aircraft. Jet Aviation's background included both large and single-aisle bizliners, so we were a good fit," he said. More

GE Aviation to create 100 jobs at Nantgarw    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Airline engine maintenance company GE Aviation Wales is creating 100 highly-skilled jobs at Nantgarw, Wales. The U.S.-owned employer is to create the new aircraft engineer posts, in a move that will be seen as a major boost to the economy of the area. 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

Timco growing 737NG airframe MRO business
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Boeing 737NG airframe maintenance is a growing business for Timco Aviation Services, which has recently added capacity in the U.S. for C checks and plans to add more later this year. Timco opened a C check line in September 2010 in Greensboro, N.C., where it has carried out winglet installation modifications on the type since 2005, and it added a second C check line there in late December 2010. More

COMAC selects Hamilton Sundstrand to provide emergency power system
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Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China has selected Hamilton Sundstrand to provide the Ram Air Turbine emergency system for the COMAC C919 narrow-body commercial aircraft. In addition to the 30 kVA electric Ram Air Turbine, the emergency system includes a generator control unit, auto deploy control unit, actuator, stow panel and generator line contactor. In the unanticipated loss of in-flight power from the engines, the RAT deploys into the airstream and produces power to the cockpit and flight controls to safely land the aircraft. 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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