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Congress clears 19th FAA extension
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On May 24, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, a bill (H.R. 1893) that would extend Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding through June 30. The 19th short-term extension of the current FAA authorization law, VISION 100, is necessary because House and Senate negotiators have failed to reconcile differences between the two chambers' re-authorization bills. The most recent extension expires on May 31. More

Tell your senators: Protect the aviation maintenance industry
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The passage of another Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension gives repair stations more time to make sure Congress takes actions to ensure the industry's long-term growth and prosperity. While the 19th continuation of the current FAA authorization law, VISION 100, gives Congress an additional month to resolve the differences between the two Chambers' legislation, repair stations must use this time to urge lawmakers to refrain from micromanaging the aviation maintenance industry in a final re-authorization bill. More

Make them uncomfortable
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Complacency has been called "the silent killer" and "the greatest threat to the survival of organizations today." It seeps quietly into maintenance hangars over time as technicians become more comfortable in their jobs and begin taking shortcuts, such as not using checklists or using an out-of-date tool rather than making the trek to get a serviceable replacement. And complacency spreads: other technicians witness these shortcuts and figure they can get away with them, too. More

FAA enforcement
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Almost anyone flying in today's complex aviation environment is acutely aware that there are regulations, manuals, orders, circulars, bulletins, and directives that must be consulted, followed, and complied with in the operation of an aircraft. This is a regulatory responsibility as well as a practical safety responsibility. But, how many of us are as acutely aware of the consequences of failing to follow them, even if done so inadvertently or unintentionally and without any real safety consequence? More

UAE's new regulations for mechanics
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Markus Buergin, head of SR Technics Training Services, says its Abu Dhabi facility is open and provides training classes to meet the United Arab Emirate (UAE) General Civil Aviation Authority's new regulatory requirements for maintenance licenses. The new regulations take effect July 1. More

You are invited to attend the 2011 ATA e-Business Forum to be held June 6-8, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. 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, material and flight operations. This is the industry's premier event to learn about the ATA e-Business Program and the many specifications and industry initiatives underway to facilitate effective and efficient information sharing between airlines and their trading partners. In addition to learning about the industry's most widely accepted e-business specifications (Spec 2000, S1000D, iSpec 2200, Spec 42 and Spec 2300), learn how the industry has attributed significant savings and operational efficiencies to the use of these global specifications.

Airlines, manufacturers, distributors, repair agencies, suppliers, solution providers and government agencies are all welcome!

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Note: Australian maintenance changes
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The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority published advisory material that "applies to any person holding, or intending to apply for, a Certificate of Approval for maintenance of aircraft, aircraft components or aircraft material under the provisions of Regulation 30 of Civil Aviation Regulation 1988." In other words, if you perform Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO), take note. More

One for the reference shelf: CAA CAP 562
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The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recently updated its Civil Aircraft Airworthiness Information and Procedures, otherwise known as CAP 562. It's more than 1,500 pages of guidance on aircraft manufacture, overhaul, repair, maintenance, operation and procedures. More

WTO Appellate Body ruling: Everybody wins?
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Another World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling is in, and (as usual), both sides of the dispute are claiming complete victory. The WTO Appellate Body has ruled on the U.S. complaint against support given by EU member states to Airbus, reversing some decisions of an earlier WTO panel while leaving others intact. More

Qantas CEO calls union demands 'reckless and unrealistic'
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For the second time in two months, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce lashed out at "ridiculous" union demands and warned that the airline's international operations are losing money. Speaking at the launch of the airline's first Sydney-Dallas nonstop service, Joyce labeled Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Assn.'s laundry list of demands—such as Qantas Club Membership—as "reckless and unrealistic." More

FAA Safety Briefing May/June 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing explores how developments in the National Airspace System affect and benefit general aviation pilots. Articles highlight some of the changes and challenges of flying in today’s NAS, and provide tips pilots can use to meet those challenges safely and efficiently. Feature articles highlight changes to the NOTAM system, how controllers are working with pilots to improve communication, and what goes into the establishment of a Temporary Flight Restriction.

The issue also explores the transformation of the NAS that the FAA is undertaking: the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen. Over time, NextGen will fundamentally change how the agency manages air traffic. To prepare for NextGen, it is important for GA pilots to keep abreast of what those changes will mean.

Positive Publicity

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:
    • 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 finalizing research on the economic benefits of bilateral aviation safety agreements, which are threatened by hostile legislation. 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.

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Aeronautical Engineering Apprentices launch their new career at Newquay Cornwall Airport
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A group of 12 Resource Group apprentices are launching their new careers at Newquay Cornwall Airport. They have been through a rigorous interviewing and testing process and have been selected from more than 150 applicants. They will be the first Aeronautical Engineering Apprentices to be trained in conjunction with Newquay Cornwall Airport, supporting the expansion of the county's skills base and contributing towards the Airport's ambition to attract MRO businesses. More

Dassault offers extensive support for worldwide Falcon fleet
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Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Dassault entered the world corporate jet market in 1963 with the launch of the highly successful Falcon 20 midsize twin. The OEM's current lineup includes the widebody series 900, 2000 and 7X, and a new super-midsize jet announced for 2016. More

EmpowerMX announces Part 121 air carrier consulting agreement
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The EmpowerMX Consulting Services division announces a consulting agreement with a large U.S. Part 121 air carrier. Under the terms of this agreement, EmpowerMX will collaborate with the carrier's Maintenance and Engineering department to identify and close gaps in its Continuous Analysis and Surveillance System, ensure all elements of its maintenance program are interfacing with one another, and will implement procedures to ensure all applicable personnel receive CASS training equivalent to the training EmpowerMX provides to FAA inspectors. More

Pratt &Whitney Canada, GE Aviation eye next-generation turboprop
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Pratt & Whitney Canada is prepared to launch a next-generation turboprop engine for an aircraft in the 90-seat range next year for EIS in 2016, according to VP-Marketing Richard Dussault. Meanwhile, GE Aviation GM-Regional and Large Business Aviation Chuck Nugent said the company continues to develop the CPX38 turboprop engine, which would be a derivative of the GE38 helicopter turboshaft and could be ready for a 2016 EIS. More

Jet Aviation offers Boeing Next Generation BBJ 12-year service package
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Jet Aviation now offers a complete Boeing NG BBJ 12-year service package to its BBJ customers through its maintenance facilities in Basel and Geneva. Delivering the most competitive personalized 12-year service inspection available to BBJ owners and operators, Jet Aviation covers all mandatory inspections per the Boeing Maintenance Planning Data guide, including the highly recommended Engine Boroscope inspection, service bulletins, service letters and Airworthiness directives. More

Delta TechOps named 'Best Airframe MRO in the Americas,' 'Best Engine MRO'
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Delta Air Lines' maintenance division, Delta TechOps, was recognized by Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance Magazine, a leading aerospace publication, as the "Best Airframe MRO Provider in the Americas" and the "Best Engine MRO Provider" for 2011. 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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