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Congressional inaction shutters FAA
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On July 22, the showdown between the House and Senate climaxed when Congress failed to enact a new extension before the previous one expired. The lack of consensus on how to move forward on the 21st continuation of the FAA authorization law, Vision-100, ensures the congressional stand-off will persist. More

ARSA urges against contradictory agency action
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ARSA stressed the need for a consistent public policy regarding pre-employment background screenings in a July 26 letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

ARSA gets to know the "other" Washington
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On July 21, ARSA Executive Vice President Christian Klein conducted an outreach meeting with Pacific Northwest-based repair stations in Tukwila, Wash.

Twenty industry representatives were briefed on ARSA's top legislative issues, the Association's regulatory agenda, and its Positive Publicity Campaign which promotes the industry in the media. ARSA board members Jim Perdue (Sonico, Inc.) and Gary Hudnall (Jet Center Medford) related personal experience about ARSA's value to repair stations.

MROs, distributors transform supply chain
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Airlines want to share risks with their supply base, a practice that has become increasingly important since fuel constitutes about 30 percent of an airline's expenditures. The change is driving airlines to offload more material support to suppliers, which drives supply chain innovation. More

FAA loses $30 million a day as tax powers lapse
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The Federal Aviation Administration said it's losing $30 million a day in taxes because Congress let the agency's revenue-raising authority expire. Airlines can't collect excise taxes on tickets, fuel and cargo until Congress passes legislation to extend the FAA's authority. More

FAA hosts Small Business Conference
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More than 100 exhibitors were busy setting up for the Federal Aviation Administration's National Small Business Procurement Opportunities Training Conference and Trade Show. Inez Williams, the FAA Director of Small Business Development said, "We are bringing in technical folks from across the country, the FAA, so small businesses will understand what we are doing so they will know how to do business with us." More

Trade groups press NLRB to slow down union election rules
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Business and labor advocates swamped the National Labor Relations Board to battle over a plan that likely will speed up union elections. The proposed changes to union election rules have become the latest flashpoint at the federal agency, which has attracted criticism from trade groups and Republicans for issuing a complaint against Boeing for allegedly retaliating against union workers. More

UK CAA launches major new safety plan
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The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority has set out its key safety objectives for the next two years at an industry launch event at its Gatwick headquarters. The CAA's Safety Plan 2011 to 2013, which has been published in draft form, invites comment from all industry groups. A final version will be published in August. More

India and US sign bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement
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The bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement between India and the U.S. has been signed by Dr. Nasim Zaidi, Secretary, Civil Aviation and Mr. J. Randolph Babbitt, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration. The signing coincides with the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to India. The signing took place in the presence of Senior Officers from the Ministry, DGCA, AAI from the Indian side and FAA and USTDA from the U.S. side. More

ARSA Members Getting Members Program
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There is no better advertisement than a satisfied customer. Members are the best people to get others to join, and we have made it simple — fill out a pre-written letter and send it to another company, encouraging them to sign up. If they become a member of ARSA, you get a discount on your dues! Click here for more information!

FAA Safety Briefing July/August 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing presents ideas for enhancing mentoring and professionalism in general aviation. Articles highlight the importance of the attitudes, skills, and knowledge needed to take you to the top of your flying game. On page 28 you'll find profiles of some of GA's top mentors and professionals - the 2011 General Aviation Awards National Winners - who will also be honored at this year's EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.

In addition, the issue's Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons department covers professionalism in maintenance, and Angle of Attack takes a look at the helpful role type clubs play in enhancing aviation safety.

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

As the campaign moves forward, the PPC will continue to highlight the benefits of contract maintenance for global civil aviation. The campaign’s next steps will significantly enhance the Association’s public relations capabilities by adding new staff, institutionalizing economic research, more aggressively monitoring and responding to media coverage, regularizing media outreach, developing model PR procedures for the industry, and coordinating media and communications trainings on behalf of the repair station community.

However, for your Association to be successful, we need YOUR help. Please consider pledging your support to the PPC today and join the ranks of industry leaders already backing ARSA’s ambitious agenda for the industry.

Click here for more details about the PPC, or email questions to Jason Langford, ARSA's communications manager.

Pledge your financial support here.

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Salina, Kan., company looks at adding hundreds of jobs
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Several hundred aviation jobs could be headed to Salina, Kan. One of the largest aviation service companies in the world is holding a job fair, looking to see if the community is the perfect match. More

AAR Aircraft services eyeing Salina, Kan., location
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With an eye toward expanding in the regional aircraft maintenance market, AAR Aircraft Services is exploring adding a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in the Salina, Kan. area. More

MTU Maintenance Hannover extends contract with US Airways
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U.S. Airways and MTU have extended the term of the V2500-A1 Engine Maintenance Agreement which was originally executed in 2008. The existing fly-by-hour agreement has been extended until the end of 2016. More

Signature Flight support acquires the former Avitat Boca Raton
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Signature Flight Support Corporation, the world's leading fixed base operations network, announced the purchase of all of the assets of the former Avitat Boca Raton at Boca Raton Airport from Premier Aviation of Boca Raton, LLC. Located in the resort city of Boca Raton, Fla., the location is perfectly suited to serve the South Florida market including nearby West Palm Beach to the North and Fort Lauderdale to the South. 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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