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Bogged down with audits? Share your story
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Is your repair station overwhelmed by a never ending stream of duplicative audits? ARSA wants to hear your story. The Association recently reopened its audit survey and is asking all repair stations who did not previously participate to let the Association know how the flow of audits impacts your business. More

Michael Huerta nominated as FAA administrator
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On March 27, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Michael Huerta as FAA administrator. Huerta is currently deputy administrator of the FAA and has been serving as acting administrator since December 2011. Huerta first came to the FAA upon his confirmation by the Senate to serve as deputy administrator in June 2010. More

Petition for rulemaking seeks to alter incorporation of materials by reference
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As posted in the Federal Register on Feb. 27, the Office of the Federal Register received a petition requesting changes to the regulations governing the approval of agency requests to incorporate material by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations. Such practice is especially relevant to the current issuance of Airworthiness Directives, and frequent FAA incorporation of manufacturer service information by reference in an AD. More

In Focus: Back to the future for North State Aviation
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North State Aviation, the emerging third-party narrowbody maintenance, repair and overhaul provider based in Winston-Salem, N.C., may not be a household name, but it more than makes up for that in substance.

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.

Senate rejects Export-Import Bank reauthorization
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The Senate recently voted not to reauthorize an export bank that its supporters — a coalition of Democrats, some Republicans and prominent business interests — say generates thousands of jobs. The vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, part of an overall package that would lift a half-dozen regulations for small businesses, failed 55-44. The measure needed 60 votes to proceed. More

NLRB plan to share workers' email, phone numbers under fire
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A proposal by the National Labor Relations Board to include workers' email addresses and phone numbers on voter lists for union elections could become the next flashpoint in the war between labor and business. More

US airlines drop lawsuit against EU carbon levy
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A U.S. House committee pressured the Obama administration to accelerate diplomatic action to resolve a global dispute over a European law that would penalize airlines for aircraft emissions. More

Exploiting the data explosion
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Applications come and go, but aircraft and maintenance data is forever. That rule is becoming more important in the digital age. Correlating maintenance with operational data can yield big gains in reliability, revenue and cost reductions. New aircraft will yield much more data helpful to maintenance. Unstructured data such as pilot and mechanic notes also can be exploited. New maintenance models, with technicians ready for problems as aircraft hit gates, require speed as well as power. More

Southern California Aviation Association Scholarships
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SCAA is awarding TWO Scholarships in April — one toward flight training and the other toward maintenance training. The scholarships will be awarded April 23 at SCAA's 6th Annual Golf Tournament. More

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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

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.

Pentastar Aviation to open a new repair station
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Oxford, Conn.-based Key Air and Pentastar Aviation have signed a memorandum of understanding for the opening of a Pentastar Aviation-operated satellite repair station to be located at Key Air's FBO facility at Waterbury-Oxford Airport. The new location marks Pentastar's first East Coast operation. The Pontiac, Mich. operation also has an FBO on California's Van Nuys airport. More

As Aveos shuts down, sister company expands
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The parent of an aircraft maintenance company spun off by Air Canada is expanding in El Salvador even as its Canadian arm liquidates its assets after terminating more than 2,600 employees. Aveos, which recently shut its doors in Canada, has corporate ties with El Salvador's Aeroman. More

Report: Aviation supports 56 million jobs
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The aviation industry generates and supports over 56 million jobs around the world as well as enough economic wealth to make it the 19th largest global economy, if it were a country, a report for the sector said. More

ST Aerospace expands into VIP completions business
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Aeria Luxury Interiors is the new name for VIP completions design specialist DRB Aviation, which was recently acquired by Singapore's ST Aerospace group. The deal takes ST Aerospace, which is well established in maintenance, repair and overhaul work, directly into the market for completing and refurbishing business and private aircraft. More

Big crowd expected for Premier Aviation job fair
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Like ants on a sugar cube. That's how St. Clair College's Ron Seguin described the worker activity he witnessed during a tour of Premier Aviation's Trois-Rivieres aircraft overhaul center, a scenario local officials hope will be replicated in Windsor, where Premier is holding an inaugural job fair March 28. More

PCC aviation technology program turns out employment-ready workers
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It may be one of the best kept secrets among many in the Tucson, Ariz., region, but aviation-related employers know and rely on the Pima Community College Aviation Technology Program to graduate employment-ready individuals who can step into their businesses and immediately begin hands-on tasks. 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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