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ARSA Audit Survey
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
ARSA's 2012 Audits survey is up and running. This important survey will help ARSA address the untenable reality of the overly burdensome audit regime facing certificated repair stations. Open until 8 p.m. on March 9, the survey seeks answers to questions that will help ARSA better represent your interests and deliver first class service. 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

NTSB soliciting comments on FAA certificate actions
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The National Transportation Safety Board is seeking comments to a notice of proposed rulemaking that would amend regulations governing FAA certificate action review. The NPRM follows a December 2010 Advanced NPRM; in its comments ARSA took issue with a certificate holder's inability to challenge the agency's emergency determination under the ANRPM. More

ARSA Online: Train to Gain — Registration Open
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Out of practice on the real aviation regulations? Stay in top shape with ARSA online training courses!

Registration is open for ARSA's March 27 and 28 online live classes on the regulations versus commercial obligations in civil aviation parts sales, purchases, receipt and stocking by a 14 CFR part 145 repair station.

Click here to review the courses and to register. Hurry — only 30 seats are available for each class!

Noncompliance can cost you — protect your repair station with ARSA Online Training Courses!

Obama corporate tax overhaul would lower top rate to 28 percent
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The Obama administration recently proposed lowering the top corporate tax rate to 28 percent as part of a proposal to reform taxes on businesses. The White House wants to pay for reducing the 35 percent corporate rate by ridding the tax code of a number of preferences and incentives. Administration officials are also seeking to drop the effective tax rate paid by manufacturers to at most 25 percent. More

NTSB calls for safety upgrades for Boeing 737 cabin, pilot seats
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Passengers and pilots in a series of survivable Boeing 737 crashes may have been injured by approved cabin overhead systems or crew seat belt restraints designed or tested to inadequate levels for an actual crash. A series of new recommendations from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board call on the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to modify the design and test requirements related to passenger service units in Next Generation Boeing 737 family aircraft, and to analyze aircraft from other manufacturers for similar problems. More

2012 Annual Repair Symposium — Have you registered?
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The Symposium is only two weeks away — have you registered yet? This year's agenda 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 details for the Symposium are available here.

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Over-regulated America
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Red tape in America is no laughing matter. The problem is not the rules that are self-evidently absurd. It is the ones that sound reasonable on their own but impose a huge burden collectively. America is meant to be the home of laissez-faire. Unlike Europeans, whose lives have long been circumscribed by meddling governments and diktats from Brussels, Americans are supposed to be free to choose, for better or for worse. Yet for some time America has been straying from this ideal. 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.

Arizona aircraft repair firm poised for rapid growth
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More than two years after being formed from the bankruptcy assets of one of Tucson, Ariz.'s oldest aircraft-maintenance operations, Ascent Aviation Services is flying high. Since taking over the operations of the former Hamilton Aerospace Technologies in 2009, Ascent has upgraded operations at Tucson International Airport and nearly doubled its workforce. More

World's largest aircraft MRO facility in Arizona to be re-launched
March 6

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The 460-acre facility for commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul located within the Pinal Air Park in Marana, Ariz., will be officially renamed and relaunched at a special on-site event on Tuesday, March 6, from 1-3 p.m. Formerly Evergreen Maintenance Center, Inc., the facility was acquired by Relativity Capital LLC in May 2011. At the event, the company's newly appointed CEO, Hal Heule, and members of its Board of Directors will reveal the company's new name, logo, uniforms and website to more than 300 employees, elected officials, dignitaries and invited members of the press. More

Aveos signs 5-year engine service contract with Snecma (Safran Group)
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Aveos announced that it has signed a 5-year agreement for the repair and overhaul of Snecma's CFM56-5 platform engines and Line Replaceable Units, supporting the OEM with its additional capacity. More

MTU Maintenance Hannover provides maintenance for Atlasjet Airlines
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Turkish carrier Atlasjet Airlines has selected MTU Maintenance Hannover to continue providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services for its V2500 engines. The five-year agreement covers all V2500 engines powering Atlasjet's A320 family fleet providing an integrated service solution with spare engine lease support and engine condition monitoring services as an inclusive package. More

Marshall okays airport repair business
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Officials hope a new business based at the Marshall Brooks Field Airport in Marshall, Mich., will draw out-of-town visitors and generate income for the airport. The Marshall City Council approved a three-year agreement with Craig Griswold, owner of Griswold Aviation, that will facilitate his airplane repair business' establishment at the airport. 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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