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LAST CHANCE: Tell ARSA How BASAs help your company
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
ARSA is measuring the economic impact of bilateral aviation safety agreements, also known as BASA, and we need your help! Friday, April 15 is the deadline for repair stations to respond to ARSA's BASA survey. We're trying to understand how BASAs help reduce your regulatory compliance costs. If you hold a certificate or approval from a foreign aviation authority — EASA approval for U.S. repair stations, FAA Part 145 for repair stations outside the United States — we need to hear from you. More

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ARSA's MacLeod wins ATA Nuts and Bolts Award
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Congratulations to ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod, recipient of the 2011 Air Transport Association — ATA — Nuts and Bolts Award! Presented by the ATA Engineering, Maintenance, and Materiel Council at the MRO Americas Conference and Exhibition in Miami on April 12, MacLeod was recognized in the industry category for her long career supporting the civil aviation maintenance and repair industry. More

Senate names FAA reauthorization conferees
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On April 7, Senate leadership appointed conferees to serve as the chamber's chief negotiators to reconcile differences between the House H.R. 568 and Senate S. 223 passed FAA reauthorization bills in the upcoming conference committee discussions. House leadership has yet to appoint its conferees.  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

Finding the mechanics you need
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MROs are in a bind these days. They've been squeezed by this endless recession as much as anyone, yet the government and the media are scrutinizing airplane maintenance more than ever. In this environment, recruiting, training and retaining the best wrench turners you can find is as crucial as it's ever been. More

Congress votes to repeal 1099 requirements
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The Senate voted recently to repeal the expanded 1099 information reporting requirements in 2010's health care reform and small business laws, sending the repeal to President Obama's desk. More

Symposium feedback forms needed
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Attention all 2011 Symposium attendees: Your voice matters. If you haven't already filled out the feedback form for this year's event, please click here to complete it. We need your assistance to keep making the Symposium better every year. Thanks! 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

EASA presents proposals to simplify the conditions for operations by Third Country Operators in Europe
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EASA recently published proposals for future requirements applicable to Third Country Operators, or TCO, engaged in commercial air transport operations into, within or out of the EU. The proposals published in a document known as a Notice of Proposed Amendment, or NPA, are designed to establish a single European system for the safety approval of these operators replacing the various national systems existing today in the framework of agreements between European Union Member States and third countries. 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

Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
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Contract maintenance is under assault in the media and the bad press is having negative political consequences. ARSA is working to get out the facts about the industry: Repair stations make air travel safer, air carriers more efficient, and important economic contributions. Our Positive Publicity Campaign, PPC, needs your support.

Through the PPC, ARSA has already:
    • Analyzed public perceptions of contract maintenance;
    • Quantified the industry’s global economic impact and positive U.S. balance of trade; and
    • Determined the industry’s state-by-state employment footprint
We’re currently researching the economic benefits of bilateral aviation safety agreements, which are threatened by hostile legislation. Click here to respond to our survey and help us understand how BASA's affect your company’s bottom line. The results of the research will be incorporated into messages and materials used during the next phase of our PR campaign. 

For more details about the PPC, click here.

Pledge your financial support here.

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. More

Signature rebrands its maintenance operations
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Signature Flight Support has launched its new maintenance brand, Signature TechnicAir. The new division consolidates under one brand all of the Signature-owned maintenance facilities. More

Dallas Airmotive launches First Support website
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Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul Group company, has unveiled a dedicated website for its F1RST SUPPORT command center. The website — — gives visitors an overview of First Support capabilities, locations, contact information, downloads and video tour of the operation. More

NATA recognizes AMT Employers
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The National Air Transportation Association, also known as NATA, is pleased to announce the 2011 award winners of its Aviation Maintenance Technician, or AMT Employer Recognition Program. The AMT Employer Recognition Program acknowledges employers that share the association's belief that high quality AMT training has a positive impact on aviation safety, employee morale and customer satisfaction, and have demonstrated their belief by providing that training to their employees. More

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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