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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. More

Senate debating FAA bill
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On Feb. 1, the Senate took up consideration of the FAA reauthorization bill, officially, the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act, S. 223. Debate is expected to continue until at least the President's Day recess. More

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Democrats warn amendment could hamper aviation safety
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Several Democratic senators are urging Republicans to abandon their push to reduce the Federal Aviation Administration's budget to 2008 levels, which they say would hamper the upgrading of the nation's air traffic control systems and force layoffs. More

FAA sets new rules to avoid pressurization problems
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Federal aviation regulators have mandated enhanced safety equipment and emergency procedures to prevent dangerous pressurization problems on more than 700 older Boeing 737 airliners. The Federal Aviation Administration final rule, released on recently, aims to help cockpit crews of such jets operated by U.S. carriers swiftly identify and react to in-flight malfunctions that can mean a loss of cabin pressure depriving pilots of oxygen. The directive appears to be the final step in implementing various lessons learned from the much-publicized 2005 crash of a Helios Airways Boeing 737 after its pilots passed out from lack of oxygen. More

Reach for the skies
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In his recent State of the Union speech, President Obama talked about why things like high-speed rail and faster Internet connections were critical to American prosperity. But he left out the fastest, safest mode of transportation available: Aviation. It may be hard to imagine flying as anything other than a nightmare of packed planes, crumbling airports, canceled flights and increasingly invasive security. But these are all signs of how far our system has fallen. In fact, of all the transportation options available, aviation is the one with the greatest potential to improve the economy and Americans’ well-being — though it will take major new investments to get there. More

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

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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. More

Positive Publicity

Aviation engine component plant helps bring jobs to the Tampa region
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Florida Governor Rick Scott joined Chromalloy officials and employees recently as the company broke ground on a new $5 million ceramic core production facility in Tampa, Fla. The new 40,000 square foot production facility will be built adjacent to the company's newly operational $30 million industrial investment foundry. More

Oklahoma lures aviation, aerospace businesses
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Oklahoma, citing the importance of aviation and aerospace to the state's heritage and economy, has laid out plans to lure aviation and aerospace businesses, even in the face of the aftereffects of the global recession. State officials from the Aeronautics Commission and the Oklahoma Aerospace Institute are traveling to shows worldwide, such as the National Business Aviation Association convention and MRO Americas to convey that message. More

Embraer set to plant manufacturing flag on US soil
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It was November 2006, and Embraer needed some assurance. Ten months earlier, the U.S. Army had terminated a contract to convert 38 ERJ-145 jets into surveillance aircraft due to technical issues that were outside Embraer's control. Calling on former Chief Executive Mauricio Botelho in Rio de Janeiro, Admiral Edmund Giambastiani, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told him that Embraer would get another chance for a U.S. defense contract in 2007. 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

Mid-Continent Instruments has radar in its sights
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Mid-Continent Instruments announces the addition of weather radar capabilities, including calibration, overhaul, repair and exchange. The instruments leader is expanding its equipment and employees to incorporate the additional services. More

StandardAero inks exclusive maintenance agreement with West Atlantic
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StandardAero announced recently that it has signed an exclusive maintenance agreement with West Atlantic. This long-term contract covers over 80 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW126 and PW126A engines. More

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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. More

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