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  ARSA Questions TSA Authority
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In its comments to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) repair station security regulations, ARSA questioned whether the agency had jurisdiction over certificate action. In its proposed rule, the TSA attempted to follow the congressional mandate to establish procedures for appealing a revocation of a certificate when the repair station posed an "immediate security risk". However, that statute does not, in ARSA’s opinion, supersede the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) authority to review all certificate actions. The association requested the TSA to completely rewrite the compliance and enforcement subpart and to use the existing procedures in the Federal Aviation Administration regulations (14 CFR part 13) and NTSB rules (49 CFR part 831). MORE

FAA oversight of American Airlines' maintenance programs
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On Feb. 16, 2010, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued its report on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of American Airlines’ maintenance programs.  The audit was prompted by allegations that the overall aircraft operational reliability had decreased at this airline. More

American Airlines' in-house repair policy is both boon and burden
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American Airlines Inc. prides itself as the only large carrier doing its own major aircraft maintenance, saying the strategy saves time and boosts quality for the work done on its 610 jets.

GE Capital Aviation consolidating operations
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GE Capital Aviation Services, a part of General Electric Co.’s GE Capital division, has signed a 225,000-square-foot lease at Memphis Oaks Distribution Center III in order to consolidate the Memphis operations of its recertified aviation parts business, GECAS Asset Management Services, Inc. More

Call for papers - "Climate Change & Aviation"
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The EASA will host an international conference on the potential effects of climate change on civil aviation in Cologne on Sept. 8-9, 2010. More

United Airlines outsourcing leads to questions over aircraft safety
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United Airlines plans to outsource engineering work from its SFO maintenance hub to other parts of the world, but United employees and U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier question the impact the move will have on the quality of repair work and aircraft safety. More

Aviation safety rate: One accident for every 1.4 million flights
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Air travel has been getting increasingly frustrating, with fees, crowds and other hassles, but passengers may be glad to know that 2009 was a banner year for aviation safety. More

StandardAero becomes new Rolls-Royce Model 250 authorized maintenance, repair and overhaul center
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StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, is the oldest and largest center with the broadest capability in the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network to be granted authorization as an Authorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC). This new designation ensures operators with the broadest level of MRO support available. More

Dea Industries
DAE Industries manufactures, sells and leases engine transport stands to fit P&W, RR and GE engines. DAE manufactures maintenance docking systems and access stands for regional, commercial and military airframes. DAE provides special engineering and design services. Visit our Web site: MORE
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AirSure Limited lends unique backcountry support to Haitian relief efforts
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Aviation insurance specialists AirSure Limited have announced support for a unique relief effort targeted at bringing aid to victims of Haiti’s recent earthquake by helping move supplies from the overcrowded airport at Port Au Prince, into the Haitian backcountry, where it can more readily be distributed to those in need.The effort will be led by AirSure Limited’s Claims Specialist, BJ Goodhart who, along with personal friends Jamie and Graham Johnson, has founded Mercy Wings Network – a nonprofit organization with the sole mission of providing air support to assist in disaster relief and recovery efforts. More

Erickson Air Crane "continues aggressive development path"
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In a continuing effort to remain at the forefront of the industry and lead innovation, Erickson Air-Crane (EAC) recently announced three major program initiatives that are currently underway: a composite blade program, vacuum lift technology and water usage tracking system. More

Mid-Continent Instruments provides ACU for New Garmin Helicopter Terrain Awareness Warning System (HTAWS)
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Mid-Continent Instruments announced today the MD41-1048, an Annunciation Control Unit (ACU) specifically designed for the newly announced Garmin HTAWS function of the GNS 430W and GNS 530W navigator. The MD41-1048 illuminates TAWS Caution and Warning lights when terrain or an obstacle is detected by the Garmin navigator. The custom-designed ACU features a button for Reduced Protection Mode (RP Mode), Mute, and a Terrain Inhibit switch. It can be mounted horizontally or vertically and is available with 5V or 28V lighting. An option for Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatibility is available. More
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