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House passes FAA reauthorization
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On April 1, the House of Representatives approved the FAA Reauthorization & Reform Act — HR 658 — 223-196. The $59.7 billion bill sets funding levels and policy priorities for the FAA through 2014. "On behalf of ARSA and its more than 400 members, I would like to congratulate the House on its passage the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act. As passed by the House, the FAA bill will ensure more effective oversight of foreign and domestic repair stations, allow the industry to build on its outstanding safety record, and ensure the continued competitiveness of the U.S. maintenance industry," said ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod. "This legislation protects the 274,000 Americans employed in the industry and ensures the continued viability of its $39 billion annual contribution to the U.S. economy." More

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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

ARSA seeking information on drug and alcohol testing impact
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ARSA is seeking your assistance in its ongoing legal battle with the Federal Aviation Administration over the agency's 2006 rule that expanded drug and alcohol testing requirements. More

North American MROs broaden narrowbody capacity
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Time is of the essence for some North American carriers that opted to defer heavy airframe maintenance on their narrow-body fleets during the economic downturn, and the heavy hitters in the business are positioning to cater to the needs of some of their most prized customers. More

ARSA and IAQG sign MOU
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ARSA and the International Aerospace Quality Group, also known as IAQG, announced a new partnership to work toward improving the top to bottom performance of the global supply chain within the aviation, space, and defense industry. Under the terms of a memorandum of understanding, or MOU, ARSA and the IAQG have agreed to support one another's efforts to realize global supply chain efficiencies in the civil aviation market. More

Gol-Delta tie-up offers new model for MRO partnerships
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South American MRO shops are increasingly turning to established firms outside the fast-growing region to help build capabilities. Gol has forged a pioneering partnership with Delta TechOps under which the US firm is helping the Brazilian airline's MRO shop find efficiencies and secure Federal Aviation Administration Part 145 repair station certification, while Gol will use Delta to overhaul at least half of its CFM56-7 engines. More

Central America: An emerging market
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The Central America aviation industry is projected to be one of the fastest growing in the world, and three major MRO companies hope to expand with it. The two more established MROs compete and cooperate and their hangars are full-based on the niches they have developed. The third, and much younger, player is still developing as part of one of the biggest global MROs. 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

Keynote address: Peggy Gilligan, Aeronautical Repair Station Association's Annual Repair Symposium
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Here's a copy of Peggy Gilligan's speech at the Aeronautical Repair Station Association's Annual Repair Symposium on April 1. More

FAA withdraws advanced notice for SMS proposal
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The FAA withdrew an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, also known as ANPRM, released in July 2009 that solicited public comment on potential rules requiring a safety management system, or SMS, for Part 21, 119, 121, 125, 135, 141, 142, and 145 certificate holders, product manufacturers, applicants and employers. This comment period closed on Oct. 21, 2009. More

FAA to mandate safety inspections for certain 737 Classics
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The FAA will soon issue an emergency directive that will require operators of specific Boeing 737-300, 400 and 500 series aircraft to conduct initial and repetitive electromagnetic inspections for fatigue damage following the recent mid-air rupture of the fuselage skin on Southwest Airline Flight 812. More

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2011 National General Aviation Award winners named
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In each of the past 48 years, the General Aviation Awards program and the Federal Aviation Administration have recognized a small group of aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and safety for their contributions to aviation, education, and flight safety. More

Leadership transition at TIMCO
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TIMCO Aviation Services recently announced a transition in leadership effective April 1. Kevin Carter will assume full responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer, in a capacity he has shared with Ron Utecht over the past two and a half years. 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

Associated Aviation sees growing market for Helo MRO
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Recent helicopter industry events have underscored the changing landscape of the MRO business, highlighting the fact that the helicopter market has been underserved, according to Adrienne Robinson, CEO of Associated Aviation in Vancouver, Canada. "The Helicopter Association of Canada was an excellent show for us. The event was well attended with a good cross section of operators and vendors," she told Aviation International News. More

Winner Aviation expands hangar capacity
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Vienna, Ohio Winner Aviation has purchased a recently constructed neighboring hangar at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Trumbell County, Ohio. The 14,500 square foot building provides Winner an additional 12,000 square feet of hangar space and 2,500 square feet of office space. More

Signature aims to boost Washington-DCA traffic
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Signature, which saw traffic at one of its most profitable U.S. locations dwindle after the imposition of TSA restrictions for general aviation flights into Washington D.C.'s Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, also known as DCA, has been working steadily with the agency in an attempt to fill the 48 approved slots in and out of the airport. More

Air France Industries, KLM Engineering &Maintenance first MRO to receive FRA 145 military approval
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Alain Bassil, Air France EVP Operations, was presented recently with the first FRA-145 certification from the Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, General Jean-Paul Palomeros. Following the publication on Dec. 7, 2006 of a decree on airworthiness rules for military and State aircraft, the French Defense Ministry began to draft standards for military aircraft maintenance. More

American MD-80 lands for Tulsa Tech
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American Airlines' flight from Tulsa International Airport to Jones Riverside Airport in Jenks, Okla., recently was short and uneventful. But the greeting the airline's 20-year-old MD-80 jet received on landing was anything but routine. 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.

Pledge your support.

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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