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US, EU ink regulatory cooperation deal
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On March 15, the United States and European Union officially concluded a long-awaited bilateral aviation safety agreement, BASA, designed to make government oversight of the aviation industry more efficient and pave the way for future transatlantic regulatory cooperation. More

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Book your room now for ARSA's 2011 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 "SYMSYMA" when booking your room to get the special rate of $235/night. The hotel room special rate cut-off date is today, Wednesday, March 16, 2011. 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 suggests changes to NTSB regulations
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The Aeronautical Repair Station Association recently submitted comments to an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, or ANPRM, from the NTSB amending regulations governing the review of Federal Aviation Administration certificate revocation actions. ARSA's comments suggest that language assuming the truth of FAA allegations be removed from the NTSB rules. More

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Help ARSA quantify BASA benefits
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To support our advocacy efforts, ARSA is gathering economic data about the international maintenance industry, and we need your help to get the appropriate facts and information. ARSA is measuring the impact of bilateral aviation safety agreements for repair stations that serve foreign customers. AeroStrategy, a global aerospace consultancy, is managing the research project and conducting an industry survey. More

Action needed to avoid aviation staff shortages: ICAO
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Early action is required if serious shortages of pilots, maintenance personnel and air traffic controllers are to be averted over the next 20 years, according to a new study from ICAO. The organization says that the number of commercially-operated aircraft will jump from 61,833 in 2010 to 151,565 in 2030, with annual departures doubling to almost 52 million. More

ARSA prevails: FAA must show cause in drug test case
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The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has sided with the Aeronautical Repair Station Association against the FAA. In accordance with ARSA's request in a writ of mandamus, the court ordered the FAA to explain why it should not grant ARSA's request to force the agency to comply with the court's mandate to perform a final regulatory flexibility analysis, or FRFA, of its 2006 drug and alcohol rules. More

AEA objects to segments of FAA's SMS proposal
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In comments to the FAA recently regarding its proposal to mandate Safety Management Systems, or SMS for air carriers, the Aircraft Electronics Association objected to the proposal as written while supporting the general concept of incident management and using a risk-based analysis for strategic regulatory decisions. More

Please mark your calendar for the 2011 ATA e-Business Forum to be held June 6-8, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, Canada.Held in conjunction with the S1000D User Forum, this combined event will provide a high level overview of the latest developments in information exchange for the commercial aviation industry to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations.

More details will soon follow.

Learn more about the ATA e-Business Program.

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Airlines can stop Trent 900 checks: EASA
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Operators of Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines will no longer be required to carry out repeated inspections of certain engine parts that were mandated by Europe's safety regulator after last November's uncontained engine failure on a Qantas Airways A380. More

FAA Safety Briefing March/April 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing supports the great safety outreach efforts the FAA Safety Team, or FAASTeam, is doing with its 2nd Annual Safety Standdown. The main Standdown event is on April 2 in Lakeland, Fla., in conjunction with the 2011 Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo and FAASTeam members around the country are holding more than 90 local Standdown events. The articles in the March/April 2011 FAA Safety Briefing complement the four Standdown themes: Positive Flight Attitude, Going Beyond Preflight, En Route Cruise, and Maneuvering Flight. More

Positive Publicity

Third-party MRO helps keep maintenance cost down
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"We're an FAA Part 145 third-party repair facility," Marcellus Montalvo, president of Memphis-based InterSky Precision Instruments, told AIN. Montalvo said the 30-year-old company specializes in helping customers optimize their supply chain. "Aviation agency-certified independent suppliers provide expert repair services on high-mile or failed parts. These services not only significantly reduce maintenance costs but also minimize the need for operators to inventory replacement parts at multiple locations," he said. More

EADS still likes Mobile for aircraft production
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Hope was alive on Ash Wednesday. Mobile, Ala., fell short in its bid to build tankers for the U.S. Air Force, but prospects remain strong that the city can still become a major center of aircraft production. More

Boeing hires new workers, starts 787 changes to meet certification goal
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Boeing Company said recently it began incorporating required changes to its long-delayed 787 Dreamliner to move the program toward certification this year by aviation authorities. More

StandardAero signs five year MRO contract with City of Nashville
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StandardAero has signed an exclusive five-year contract for Model 250 engine repair and overhaul services with the City of Nashville Metropolitan Police Department. All work will be performed at StandardAero facilities in Winnipeg, Canada and Concord, N.C. More

Goodrich to provide nacelle system for Airbus A320 Family re-engining
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Goodrich Corporation has been selected by Airbus to provide the nacelle system for a new engine for the Airbus A320 Family of single-aisle airplanes. Under the agreement, Goodrich will design the nacelle and thrust reversers for the Pratt & Whitney PurePower(R) 1100G engine that will power the Airbus A320 Family, designated the A320neo. More

Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
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Help ARSA with its public relations initiative to improve the legal, regulatory, and business climate for contract aviation maintenance companies!

Phase One, Step Two to quantify the economic impact of the aviation maintenance industry, nationally and internationally is currently underway, but we need your assistance!

ARSA has contracted with AeroStrategy, an aerospace consulting firm, to:

• Develop an economic profile of the global MRO industry;
• Assess the economic impact of US-EU Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (which is threatened by the hostile language in the pending FAA reauthorization bill); and
• Determine the industry’s economic footprint on a state-by-state basis

The results of the research will be incorporated into messages and materials used during Phase Two of the campaign.

For more details, click here.

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Thanks to our sponsors:

A.O.G. Reaction, Inc. ● Able Engineering & Component Services, Inc. ● Aircraft Electric Motors ● Aircraft Inventory Management & Services, Ltd. ● Aviation Repair Resources, Inc. ● B&E Aircraft Component Repair, Inc. ● Boeing ● Dallas Centerline ● Erickson Air-Crane, Inc. ● Fortner Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc. ● GE Aviation ● L. J. Walch Company, Inc. ● Spirit AeroSystems ● TIMCO Aviation Services ● Turbine Controls, Inc.

There are still sponsorship opportunities available! Be sure to visit the sponsorship page and sign up now!

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. More
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