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Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Another survey from the association is coming your way! It will give you a chance to break down the number and types of audits so we can clearly establish the costs of duplicative efforts. Please be prepared to take the time to validate our assumptions to the government agencies! Primary contacts at ARSA member companies should look for the survey in their inboxes at the end of this week.

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 THIS FRIDAY (2/24/12). 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. More

Boeing targets $2.3 trillion market with jet-service expansion
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Boeing Co. is expanding its maintenance offerings to airlines to capture more of an airplane-services market that may be worth as much as $2.3 trillion over the next 20 years. More

India needs to go duty free for developing aerospace industry
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The Indian government will have to lend duty-free support to the country's upcoming but fledgling aerospace industry, which has the world's highest growth potential over the next 10 years, a senior industry observer said. 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.

EASA to order rivet switch in A380 nose
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European safety regulators have ordered the replacement of rivets in the nose of Airbus A380s after an engineering review turned up non-compliant components. More

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

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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.

LHT aims for growth
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Weak airline profits are increasing pricing pressure on the maintenance, repair and overhaul market. That's a big challenge — but by no means the only one facing MRO providers in 2012, according to Lufthansa Technik chairman August Henningsen. "We're happy we're in a growth market, not a shrinking one," he said. More

SIA Engineering opens line maintenance unit in San Francisco
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SIA Engineering Company announced the official opening of its line maintenance facility in San Francisco. SIA Engineering, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIAEC, started operations at San Francisco International Airport on Feb. 1. This comes three years after SIA Engineering launched its line maintenance business in the U.S. at Los Angeles International Airport. More

Gary Jet Center owner/operator reaches for the sky
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A little more than 20 years ago, Wil Davis saw Gary and its airport as an opportunity that was his for the taking. "I came to an airport that wasn't being served well, and I served it," said Davis, owner/operator of the Gary Jet Center and a member of the Northwest Indiana Business and Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2012. "A lot of people would shy away from Gary, I didn't. I saw opportunity and I took it. It was a good move." More

Casper's Atlantic Aviation: '1-stop shop' for airplanes of all sorts
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This large service station boasts a cavernous shop with about nine mechanics to fix engines and electronics, separate buildings to store your rides, a spacious lounge with comfortable chairs where the coffee pot is always on, and cheerful attendants to top off your tanks. Alas, Atlantic Aviation doesn't service cars or trucks. But those who fly — whether government, corporate, passenger, cargo, personal, military or commercial aircraft — to and from the Casper/Natrona County International Airport know what Atlantic Aviation offers. 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.
***Save 10 percent off your next posting — Click here for a coupon.

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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