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It's showtime!
Aeuronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The most effective way to educate lawmakers about our industry is through a facility visit. It presents an opportunity to demonstrate the impact your business has on the community and show how your efforts play a vital part in creating the safest period in the history of civil aviation.

With summer in full swing, lawmakers will be spending more time in their districts trying to connect with voters. This is the perfect time to invite your representatives and senators to your facility. The personal interaction allows you to explain the repercussions of governmental micromanagement on your company, while giving them the opportunity to interact with voters that care.

Congress heads into busy summer period with full agenda
Aviation News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With Congress poised to continue action on FAA reauthorization legislation and to begin work in earnest on Transportation Security Administration authorization legislation and annual spending measures covering Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Transportation and their component agencies, the next few months promise to be very busy in Washington, D.C., on policy and funding issues of importance to airports. More

Union call to arms?
The Age    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After a decade of industrial calm, strike action once again looms as a very real threat for major Australian companies. More

JetBlue CEO wary on union push, eyes more partners
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The head of JetBlue Airways Corp. said that its business model could be challenged by efforts to unionize its pilots because of the knock-on effects on its corporate culture. The U.S. airline was notified last week that the Air Line Pilots' Association is seeking an election among its 2,300 nonunion flight crew over representation. More

Boeing, FAA investigate 777 landing-gear installation problem
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Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are investigating why a landing gear was improperly installed on a new 777 jet, leading to an emergency landing at Paine Field during a test flight in May. More

Top 10 airframe MROs
Aviation Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The rebound from the recession — and companies' relative success in managing the last market cycle — is what this installment of O&M's biennial survey of the airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul business reveals most acutely. Openings and closings, growth and stagnation, strategy shifts and continued consolidation over the last two years have impacted the major players in the business. Our rankings illustrate those changes, especially when you look at movement and new entrants at the top of our charts. More

Experts: GPS at risk with LightSquared 4G
Air Transport Intelligence News via Flight Global    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A government/industry panel will warn the Federal Aviation Administration in a report that the expected interference from a new 4G ancillary terrestrial broadband network will cause "complete loss" of GPS receiver functionality. More

House lawmakers push for repeal of contractor tax this year
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A House subcommittee will press for the repeal of a law requiring the government to withhold taxes from payments to contractors before year’s end, saying a bipartisan consensus has formed against a "bad idea." 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.

Air Works chases executive jet cash
Orient Aviation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
India has been poorly served when it comes to aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, but big foreign players now have joint-venture projects in the pipeline. One local firm is also set for major expansion, but its focus is a little different. More

Valent Aerostructures sees growth
The Wichita Eagle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Valent Aerostructures' manufacturing plant in southeast Wichita, Kan., is a shop in motion. The company is in the midst of adding equipment, moving machines and reconfiguring the plant to help work flow, increase efficiency and add innovation More

Bluestone Payments

State-of-the-art training facility opens in Hamburg, Germany
Air Transport World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hamburg Center of Aviation Training (HCAT) announced the opening of its new, state-of-the-art facility. HCAT is a partnership network of aviation companies, associations, universities and regulatory authorities that provide advanced vocational training in avionics/electronics and modern production processes. More

Air Orlando Aviation will keep flying
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A new majority owner and financial restructuring will keep Air Orlando Aviation in business and positioned to grow. More

Cluster of corporate jet service firms taking shape at airport
Northern Nevade Business Weekly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Executives of Reno-Tahoe International Airport believe they're close to achieving a critical mass of companies that service corporate aircraft from across the West. And as that happens, they say the economic development activity on the airport is likely to begin spilling into other areas of the Reno-Sparks economy as suppliers follow the jet-maintenance companies into northern Nevada. More

Final Documents/Your Two Cents
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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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