ARSA celebrates new US/EU aviation safety agreement
ARSA executive director Sarah MacLeod released the following statement in response to the entry into force of a new bilateral aviation safety agreement between the United States and the European Union.
"The entry into force of the new BASA between the U.S. and the European Union is great news for the U.S. and European civil aviation industry that serve customers on both sides of the Atlantic. "The BASA will enhance efficiencies for government and industry, reduce regulatory duplication, and lower compliance costs, all while ensuring effective oversight and allowing our members to build on their outstanding safety record." More
Part 39 interpretation raises AD compliance questions
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The FAA is seeking comments on a proposed legal interpretation of Airworthiness Directive regulations. The interpretation comes from the FAA's Organization/Procedures Working Group of the Airworthiness Directive Implementation Aviation Rulemaking Committee. More
FAA studying proposal to subsidize airlines' NextGen equipment
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FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt was noncommittal when asked about the latest proposal to pay for airline equipment for NextGen, the system that would transition from a radar-based air-traffic control system to one guided by satellites. Most airlines have been unwilling to make up-front capital investments in NextGen equipment, saying they can't invest tens of millions of dollars without knowing precisely when the FAA would deploy the new system. Enter government contractor ITT Corp. and Nexa Capital Partners, which proposed a $1.5 billion loan-guarantee fund to finance the airline equipment. More
CASA to support move to new maintenance regulations
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Air operators and maintenance organizations required to move across over the next two years to the new maintenance regulations will be given a high level of support from CASA. More
US Airlines to federal government: 'Leave us alone'
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U.S. Airlines complained this week that the federal government overtaxes it while at the same time neglecting necessary aviation infrastructure improvements. More
US Labor Board urged by states to drop Boeing complaint
The National Labor Relations Board should “withdraw immediately” a complaint against Boeing Co. that alleges the company retaliated against union employees, attorneys general in nine states said in a letter. More
Mechanics' organizations regroup, agree to cooperate
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Finally, after several years of friction between organizations competing to represent aircraft technicians, the key players seem to have put the past behind them. In a recent meeting, representatives of the AMTSociety, the NBAA Maintenance Committee and the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association agreed to work cooperatively in the future. More
African aircraft maintenance spend forecast to top $1.9 billion by 2019
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The aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul business in Africa is expected to grow strongly during this decade. More
FAA Safety Briefing March/April 2011
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
Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
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Contract maintenance is under assault in the media, with bad press 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:
• Quantified the industry’s global economic impact and positive U.S. balance of trade; and
• Determined the industry’s state-by-state employment footprint
For more details about the PPC, click here.
Pledge your financial support here.
O'Malley touts aviation maintenance technology school as building block
Maryland governor Martin O'Malley attended the opening of an aviation maintenance technology school at Hagerstown Regional Airport, touting the facility as a building block that will give people the skills to compete in today's job market. More
TIMCO rebrands Brice Seating as a unit of TIMCO Aerosystems
TIMCO Aviation Services released that Brice Seating "Brice" is being rebranded as a product unit of TIMCO Aerosystems, TIMCO's interiors engineering and manufacturing group. The move is being made to more clearly convey the full breadth of interiors capabilities and products provided by TIMCO Aerosystems. 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