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Speak Now! ARSA Member Survey closes Friday (Feb. 17)
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ARSA's 2012 member survey is up and running. This important survey helps ARSA identify issues of common concern, quantify the value of our services, provide new opportunities for the years ahead and support the Association's advocacy on behalf of repair stations.

Open until 8 p.m. EST on Feb. 17, the survey seeks answers to questions that will help ARSA better represent your interests and deliver first class service.

Your participation will help ensure that the hardest working Association can work smarter and more effectively.

Security Rule Pool
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With the TSA in no hurry to issue a rule for repair station security, the ban on certification of new foreign repair stations will remain in place for the foreseeable future. At this point, it is anyone's guess as to when the agency will finally get around to fulfilling the demands of Congress. ARSA has therefore decided to create a security rule pool and asks its members, when do you think the TSA will issue its final repair station security rule? More

The ATA e-Business Program is pleased to announce the latest revision of Spec 2300, Data Exchange Standard for Flight Operations (Revision 2011.2). Spec 2300 provides a concise set of information standards and guidelines for the management, configuration and interchange of flight operations technical data.

The specification is designed to enable the cost-effective and efficient exchange of digital flight operations data between information providers and information users. This revision completes the initially defined scope for Spec 2300 and now covers all of the following types of data supporting the FCOM, MMEL/MEL, AFM and QRH.

To purchase a copy, go to If you are not a member of the ATA e-Business Program and would like to gain unlimited access to Spec 2300 and related e-business specifications, joint the ATA e-Business Program at

Book your room now for ARSA's 2012 Annual Repair Symposium
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The deadline for reserving your room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel for the ARSA Symposium is rapidly approaching. Reserve your room now with the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Call the hotel for rates and availability. Be sure to use the code "ANRANRA" (minus the quotes) when booking your room to get the special rate of $250/night. The hotel room special rate cut-off date is Friday, Feb. 24. The ARSA Annual Repair 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

ARSA Legislative Day webinar
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On Feb. 28, ARSA will hold a webinar to discuss its upcoming Legislative Day, taking place on Wednesday, March 14. Attendees will learn about important legislative issues ARSA is working on and receive all the necessary information to contact their members of Congress to set up meetings. Register here.

Giant hangar sends Aquino's dream soaring
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The 35-meter-high and 8,500 square meter hangar built to make the world's largest passenger aircraft flight-worthy had Philippines' President Benigno Aquino III thinking of his own grand ambitions for the country. It's being located in a special economic zone inside the Villamor Airbase and manned by Filipinos have convinced Aquino his lofty goals are possible. More

Carriers: LightSquared would ruin aviation with system
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Philip Falcone's LightSquared Inc. wireless service would have "ruinous effects" on aviation because of signal interference and its plan for a nationwide data network should be withdrawn, an airline trade group said. More

ATA e-Business Forum
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Mark your calendar for the 2012 ATA e-Business Forum to be held Oct. 22-24, in Phoenix. The ATA e-Business Forum is the industry's premier event to learn about the latest developments in information exchange to support engineering, maintenance, materiel, cyber-security and flight operations. More

EC charts course for European safety management
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The European Commission has published a roadmap for implementing a pan-European safety management system that, in theory, leverages existing state-level initiatives and suggests ways to create broader efforts to link them together. More

General Aviation Awards LLC announced
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The General Aviation Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the group has recently formed General Aviation Awards LLC. The seven-member board of directors is made up volunteers who have agreed to take on the work of the awards program. Industry groups and the Federal Aviation Administration partner each year to recognize outstanding professionals in the fields of Flight Instruction, Aviation Maintenance, Avionics Technology and representatives in the FAA Safety Team program. More

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Women in Technology Awards — Submit nominations now!
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Avionics Magazine is proud to announce the Avionics Women in Technology Awards 2012. These awards honor women for their work in aviation electronics engineering, research and development in commercial, business and military aviation and in air traffic management. Additionally, these awards will highlight a company that demonstrates vision and leadership in promoting women in avionics technology roles. An advisory panel comprised of industry leaders will select the recipients of these awards. More

ARSA Members Getting Members Program
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There is no better advertisement than a satisfied customer. Members are the best people to get others to join, and we have made it simple — fill out a prewritten letter and send it to another company, encouraging them to sign up. If they become a member of ARSA, you get a discount on your dues! Click here for more information!

FAA Safety Briefing January/February 2012
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This issue explores some of the resources available to help in your initial quests for pilot certification, as well as the lifelong quest to improve aeronautical knowledge. Feature articles show how to leverage the information power of aviation regulations and handbooks as well as provide tips to help prepare for checkrides and find an aviation school that's right. More

Positive Publicity

You Need the PPC and the PPC Needs You!
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ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign is the aviation maintenance industry's chief advocate. The PPC tells of the maintenance industry's important role in ensuring a safe and efficient global civil aviation system, and it alerts lawmakers and other key audiences to facts about the industry's economic and employment benefits through important research projects.

However, repair stations remain a favorite target of those seeking to disparage the aviation system. Through the PPC, ARSA actively counters misinformed stories about the industry's safety record and regulatory compliance.

The PPC is a separate ARSA fund supported by leading aviation maintenance companies dedicated to improving the climate for repair stations. For the campaign to build upon is success, we need your involvement and support.

Click here for more details about the PPC, or email questions to Jason Langford, ARSA's communications manager. Pledge your support here.

Dallas Airmotive opens new Singapore maintenance shop
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Dallas Airmotive's regional turbine center at Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park celebrated its official opening with a ceremony led by general manager Francis Lee. The center will offer authorized Honeywell services for auxiliary power units and business aviation engines and respond to aircraft-on-ground situations. More

Hagan visits GTCC on North Carolina 'Back to Work Jobs Tour'
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U.S. Senator Kay R. Hagan continued her North Carolina Back to Work Jobs Tour at Guilford Technical Community College. Hagan toured the Aviation Center, one of the most modern aviation maintenance training facilities in the Southeast, to learn about how GTCC is training students for jobs in the aerospace industry. North Carolina's aerospace industry employs more than 9,500 people at 180 manufacturing companies across the state. More

JSfirm: More aviation companies hired than fired in 2011
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According to online aviation job distribution network JSfirm, the first two quarters of this year should be a good time to find a job in the aviation industry. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company released the results of its latest Aviation Industry Hiring Trends survey here at Heli-Expo. The survey indicates that companies across the aviation spectrum hired more people than they cut last year and expect to hire additional personnel this year. More

ATS opens aerospace-repair plant in Washington, looks to hire
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Airplane maintenance and repair company Aviation Technical Services opened a new parts-repair facility just south of Boeing's Everett, Wash., plant, securing 100 skilled mechanics' jobs and making plans to hire another 100 within two years. More

MROJobs Online
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MROJobs Online is designed to help connect our members with new employment opportunities. The links provided assist those seeking a new job and allow employers and recruiters access to browse resumes and post employment opportunities.
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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, or FR, publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars, or 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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