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ARSA storms Capitol Hill
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Scores of ARSA members are on Capitol Hill today meeting with lawmakers and staff to press the aviation maintenance industry's top legislative priorities as part of ARSA's annual Legislative Day. Held in conjunction with the 2012 Symposium (beginning tomorrow), ARSA members from across the country are stressing the vital role that repair stations have in ensuring aviation safety and bringing positive economic impacts to local communities. More

The security rule pool — keep your guesses coming!
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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

IATA's Tyler warns Washington on over-regulation, lack of aviation policy
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Increasing U.S. regulatory interference in the business of airlines is a retreat from the free market principles that are the basis of deregulation and could have unintended negative consequences, IATA DG Tony Tyler recently told a Washington audience. More

The ATA e-Business Program is pleased to announce the latest revision of Spec 42, Aviation Industry Standards for Digital Information Security (Revision 2012.1). Spec 42 provides a comprehensive guideline for protection of digital information based on established standards such as Public Key Infrastructure and Digital Signature. A key component of Spec 42 is the ATA DSWG Reference Certificate Policy, which provides a standard baseline for the issuance and maintenance of Digital Certificates in the Civil Aviation industry.

Revision 2012.1 of Spec 42 includes new guidance on the use of Digital Signatures, as well as introducing a new Time-Stamp Authority Policy. Time-Stamps provide an additional crucial level of security by helping to ensure the validity of a Digital Signature at a given point in time. The Spec 42 Time-Stamp Authority Policy provides necessary standardization for the issuance of Time-Stamps.

Please note that this revision is available exclusively to ATA e-Business Program members. After 30 days, it will be made available to the public.

To obtain a copy, please visit the ATA e-Business Program member download page.

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!

Airline Passengers travel to nearly double in 2 decades
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The Federal Aviation Administration recently released its annual forecast projecting airline passenger travel will nearly double in the next 20 years. The report underscores the need to continue moving forward with implementation of FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System to accommodate the projected growth. 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 March/April 2012
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This issue focuses on the themes of the 3rd Annual FAA Safety Standdown: loss of control accidents, aeronautical decision-making, and advanced preflight. Articles on each of these critical areas provide important insight, tips and resources for improving general aviation safety. More

Canadian labor minister forestalls Air Canada work actions
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Canadian labor minister Lisa Raitt has intervened to prevent work stoppages at Air Canada. Using a tactic deployed last year to stop AC's flight attendants from striking, Raitt referred disputes between the airline and both its mechanics and pilots to the Canadian Industrial Relations Board. More

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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.

Lufthansa Technik receives 2012 Transport News awards as best MRO company of the year
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Amadeus, a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry, was recently given the 2012 Air Transport News award as Best IT Company of the year. More

Airport adds contractor for maintenance, fueling services
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The Williamsport Regional Airport in Pennsylvania may have a second operator offering fixed base services such as fuel and aircraft maintenance. The airport authority approved a five-year fixed base operator agreement with Byerly Aviation Inc. More

The sky is the limit for women in aviation
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Early in their lives, Cathy Ferrie and Karlene Petitt were each inspired to follow very different career paths than most other girls and young women — then or even now. Both have gone on to accomplish their dreams in aviation, a field where there are still relatively few women but many opportunities. 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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