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ARSA Remembers: Edmond Boullay (1943-2014)
On Monday, April 14, Edmond Boullay passed away. Edmond was a lifelong advocate of the aviation industry and friend of pilots, passengers and aviators everywhere. He lived a life of humble service and leaves behind a legacy of international cooperation between aviation communities.
FAA Seeks Overseas Drug & Alcohol Testing Information — A Legislative History
On March 17, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to collect information to draft regulations regarding controlled substance and alcohol testing of part 145 repair station employees located outside the United States. ARSA's VP of Legislative Affairs explores the legislative history that brought about this development.
EASA Supplement Revision Now Available
The first revision for the model EASA supplement is now available. Update your library today. The supplement is designed for U.S.-based, FAA-certificated repair stations who wish to work on EU-registered aircraft (civil aeronautical components under the regulatory control of EASA) and plan to apply for EASA part 145 approval.
EASA Launches Updated Website
On Monday, April 14, EASA launched their new and updated website. The new design offers a better user interface and enhanced navigation capabilities. However, some links you may normally use are no longer functional. To help you navigate their new website please make sure all of your bookmarks are updated (ARSA provides some common links).
Symposium Engagement to FAA Action — the Form 8130-3 Story
From a symposium question and answer session on March 20 to FAA action within a month; engagement through ARSA affects regulatory change and clarification.
FAA Clarifies Contested FSDO Policy
On April 7, the FAA responded to a Jan. 17 letter sent by ARSA to the North Texas FSDO contesting the requirement that requests for action be submitted in hard copy. In its response, the FAA agreed that the FSDO manual could "easily be misinterpreted and misapplied."
ARSA Files Line Maintenance Housing Requirement CSI
ARSA joined AJETON, Inc. in sending an FAA Consistency and Standardization Initiative (CSI) submission regarding housing requirements for repair stations with line maintenance authorization. The purpose of the FAA CSI program is to ensure the consistent interpretation of agency rules and regulations across the country. ARSA utilizes the resource to help its members resolve regulatory "disagreements" with their local offices.
ICA: Regulatory Mandates Breed Industry-Imposed Restrictions
On March 31, the FAA responded to a Piedmont Propulsion Systems request for interpretation regarding design approval holders (DAH) limiting the use and availability of instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA). The opinion essentially reaffirmed what we already know, but it reminds us that industry must continue to educate itself and its customers to ensure proper distinctions are made between regulatory mandates and industry-imposed business limitations.
ARSA VP of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher underscores the importance of congressional facility visits and briefly notes the work ARSA is doing in advance of November's pivotal mid-term elections (submit your PAC solicitation consent form today).
Why Our Economy Limps Along
Andrew Langer, president of the Institute for Liberty, makes his hotline debut with an exploration of the regulatory impact on American economic growth. Despite the best efforts of leaders on all points on the political spectrum, it has taken the nation far too long to recover from the recent recession. The question becomes: "why?"
Final Documents/ Your Two Cents
This list includes Federal Register publications, such as final rules, advisory circulars, and policy statements, as well as proposed rules and policies of interest to ARSA members.
Import Classification Exceptions for Repair Stations
Jason Dickstein provides the third part in his series on importing aircraft parts into the United States by describing the exceptions that affect import tariff classifications.
Member Spotlight: NORDAM — Tulsa, OK
NORDAM was founded in 1969 and has grown to become an acknowledged leader in aircraft component manufacturing and repair. The family company has established a reputation as an innovator, developing new technology and repair solutions for business jet, commercial transport, and military aircraft. NORDAM has been an ARSA member for almost 30 years.
Have You Seen this Person? — Anthony Foxx
Each month, the hotline spotlights key regulatory, legislative, and business leaders making important contributions to the aviation industry. This month we look at Anthony Foxx, the Secretary of Transportation.
Take Advantage of ARSA's Members Getting Members Program, Get 10 Percent Off on Membership Dues
The best form of advertising is word of mouth. Use the Members Getting Members Toolkit to recruit an ARSA member and your company will receive a discounted membership rate for your next membership term.
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Exhibit, Sponsor the 2015 Repair Symposium
As the maintenance industry's top event devoted exclusively to regulatory compliance, the ARSA Symposium attracts a highly qualified professional audience. Use this opportunity to promote your company while showing support for ARSA.
A Member Asked ...
Q: Is a DER-signed FAA Form 8110-3 considered approved data upon receipt?
Check Out ARSA's Library of Recorded Webinars and Online Training Classes
ARSA's online training classes and webinars are now available for member purchase. Check back often as courses will be continually added.
REGULATORY COMPLIANCE TRAINING
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AVMRO Industry Roundup
ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play in their communities by providing jobs and economic opportunities as well as through civic engagement. These are some of this month's top stories highlighting the industry's contributions.
FL Technics Training joins European Aviation Maintenance Training Committee
FL Technics, a global provider of aviation technical training services, is delighted to announce its acceptance to become a member of the European Aviation Maintenance Training Committee (EAMTC). By joining the EAMTC the company has expressed its commitment towards supporting the organization on its mission to promote European aviation safety standards through training both regionally and globally.
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