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House FAA Reauthorization imminent — Urgent action needed!
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On March 31, just in time for ARSA's 2011 Annual Repair Symposium and Legislative Day, the House is expected to begin debate on the FAA Reauthorization & Reform Act — H.R. 658. The legislation contains ARSA endorsed provisions regarding foreign repair stations and non-certificated maintenance providers. H.R. 658 strikes the right balance between safety, oversight, and a repair station's ability to remain economically competitive and viable. 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

House approves another FAA extension
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On March 16, the House Transportation & Infrastructure committee approved another short-term extension of the most recent FAA authorization law, VISION 100, which expired in 2007. More

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Counterfeit parts in supply chain rising
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The U.S. Aerospace Industries Association warns that the volume of counterfeit parts in the supply chain is increasing and needs to be thwarted. More

Prosecutions vex aviation industry
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International air safety experts are revving up a campaign against criminal treatment of airline accidents after a French magistrate recently threatened to prosecute Airbus and Air France over a fatal 2009 crash. More

Budget uncertainty slows FAA certifications
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The ongoing series of short-term authorization extensions and an uncertain budget have prompted FAA to halt most new certification activity, says FAA Flight Standards Director John Allen. More

FAA withdraws advanced notice for SMS proposal
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The FAA withdrew an advance notice of proposed rule-making ANPRM recently, released in July 2009, that solicited public comment on potential rules requiring a safety management system, or SMS, for parts 21, 119, 121, 125, 135, 141, 142, and 145 certificate holders, product manufacturers, applicants and employers. 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.

Learn more about S1000D

Industry viewpoint: The 5 habits of highly effective inspectors
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Good inspectors are made not born. It takes training, time, and experience. It also takes the ability to observe and learn from those who have been doing inspections for a long time. More

AirTran Airways announces retirement of Steve Kolski
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AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc., , announced recently that Stephen J. Kolski, 70, AirTran Airways' executive vice president of corporate affairs, will retire from the company as planned on April 29, 2011. 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

Lake Charles, Louisiana's Aeroframe adds 100 to job openings
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Aviation maintenance company Aeroframe Services at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, La., plans to add 100 more jobs than it previously anticipated, the company recently announced. The jobs will pay roughly $55,000 a year. More

Boeing 727 from FedEx fleet pledged to Western Michigan University College of Aviation
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FedEx Express is donating a fully functional Boeing 727 airplane to Western Michigan University that College of Aviation student aircraft mechanics will use for training, according to WMU officials. More

Aviation maintenance company opens hangar
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West County Aero LLC, an aviation maintenance company, has opened a new facility at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in St. Louis County, Missouri. The new, 19,000-square-foot hangar will be used for maintenance and aircraft storage. More

Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
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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.

Pledge your support.

Thanks to our sponsors:

A.O.G. Reaction, Inc. ● Able Engineering & Component Services, Inc. ● Aero Instruments and Avionics, Inc.● Aero-Mach Labs, 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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