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19th FAA extension signed into law
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On May 31, President Obama signed the 19th Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension (H.R. 1893). The latest continuation of agency funding lasts until June 30. Another short-term extension of the current FAA authorization law, VISION 100, was necessary because House and Senate negotiators have failed to reconcile differences between the two chambers’ reauthorization bills. More

Have you done your part?
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Tell your Senators: Protect the aviation maintenance industry
Another FAA extension gives repair stations more time to make sure Congress takes actions to ensure the industry’s long-term growth and prosperity. If you are among the dozens of repair stations from across the country to participate in our unprecedented grassroots effort, thank you! If you haven’t participated, it’s your turn. Now is not the time to take the foot off the gas. We must keep the pressure on!

GOP lawmaker casts doubt on long-term FAA reauthorization
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The chairman of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday cast doubt on Congress's ability to move long-term funding legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Chairman John Mica R-Fla., said conservative Republicans, particularly the freshman class of 2010, have little interest in providing more funds for the FAA. More

House Democrats say long-term FAA extension in jeopardy over funding, union language
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House Democrats warned that passage of a long-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension is in serious jeopardy this year because Republicans are insisting on a bill that cuts billions in FAA funding and includes language making it harder to form air and rail unions. More

Upgrading American aviation fairly
Politico (Opinion)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
America has the safest and most efficient aviation system in the world. Last year alone, despite difficult economic times, 713 million passengers traversed the skies on U.S. airlines, and that number is expected to grow this year. As demand increases, so does stress on the system. Increasingly, people and products are trapped on tarmacs because we are using air traffic control technology that harks back to an era when disco was king. 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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China's rich try to fly around red tape
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In the smoggy coastal metropolis, nouveau-riche heart of entrepreneurial China, the latest sign that one has really made it is not a Benz, or even a Bentley. It is a helicopter.  More

Common sense vs. nonsense
The Sun News (Opinion)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
William J. McGee, the consumer advocate on the Department of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee wrote "Forcing the F.A.A. to Fly Blind" in The New York Times recently, where he laments Congress' cut in the FAA budget. McGee suggests there will be shortcuts in aircraft maintenance. Here are a few facts and then a question. More

EASA grounds Falcon 7X, FAA action to follow
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After grounding Dassault Falcon 7Xs under its jurisdiction, the European Asian Safety Agency (EASA) began to allow ferry flights of the trijet. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – which also issued an emergency Airworthiness Directive, grounding the U.S.-registered Falcon 7X fleet - is expected also to approve Falcon 7X ferry flights shortly. More

FAA proposes Boeing 757 roll fix
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing that operators of 686 U.S.-registered Boeing 757s perform corrective actions on the twin-jets within five years to prevent possible unintended roll axis motions just before landing in windy conditions. 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
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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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Metrojet builds its maintenance business
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Metrojet, a subsidiary of The Hong Kong Aviation Group, has made major moves, including partnering with Maintenance Centre Malta to gain European Asian Safety Agency Part 145 maintenance organization approvals and become an approved line maintenance facility. More

UK aircraft maintenance center to create 50 jobs
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Fifty new aviation maintenance jobs are to be created at the airport for the U.K.'s second biggest city, with the construction of a £5 million ($8.2 million) new maintenance center. More

Aircraft painting facilities multiply and expand
Aviation Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Appearance is not everything, but airlines know well that it is a major component of the passenger experience. And the exterior of an aircraft — including the sheen of its livery — is arguably as important to public perception as the cleanliness of its interior. With post-recession demand on the rise, airlines aim to catch up on the fleet refresh work they delayed. More

Letter from Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll: Air Force contract means local jobs
The Florida Times-Union (Opinion)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
I must speak up about an economic opportunity that will be a win for Florida and a win for our country's Air Force. The Air Force is currently considering bids for aircraft, training and support for its Light Air Support program. More

US Aviation opens Denton, Texas FBO
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Aircraft maintenance provider U.S. Aviation has expanded its services at Denton Municipal Airport with the opening of a new Fixed-Base Operator (FBO). 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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