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ARSA tells Congress to do its job!
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Aeronautical Repair Station Association Executive Director Sarah MacLeod released the following statement in response to Congress' failure to work in a bipartisan manner to enact a new Federal Aviation Administration authorization law:

"The impasse over FAA reauthorization is a result of bipartisan, congressional malpractice. Democrats and Republicans, from both chambers, have refused to stop bickering and expounding parochial interests to maintain the safest aviation system in the world.

"Unfortunately, the inability to enact FAA reauthorization legislation is costing the country real jobs. The FAA has furloughed about 4,000 workers and nearly 70,000 private sector employees are expecting layoffs; it is inexcusable."

FAA shutdown: Tell your story
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It has been more than a week since congressional malpractice led to a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. After clearing a deal on the debt ceiling on Aug. 1, the House immediately adjourned for its August recess, leaving the agency in limbo until at least September. More

Forecast predicts major growth in commercial MRO market
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As the global economy begins to recover, the commercial aircraft MRO market can look forward to strong growth this year and beyond, according to a Visiongain report entitled "The Commercial Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market 2011-2021." More

Congressional failure to pass Federal Aviation Law is putting 70,000 construction and related jobs at risk    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Congressional failure to pass federal aviation legislation is putting roughly 70,000 construction and related jobs at risk by forcing a halt to $2.5 billion worth of airport construction projects, a top construction economist announced. The halt of so many airport projects will have economically "devastating" impacts on the industry, the economist warned. More

LightSquared bid stirs FAA worry
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The LightSquared Inc. proposal for a high-speed wireless network would "severely impact" the nation's evolving aviation-navigation system, despite proposed changes to quell concerns about interference, according to a new Federal Aviation Administration assessment. More

General Aviation Awards honor 2011 national winners
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The General Aviation Awards Program honored four national recipients for excellence in flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics and flight safety during EAA AirVenture. 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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Airbus expands its after-market capability with acquisition of Satair
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Airbus has purchased Danish aftermarket specialist Satair to enhance its own service offering in aircraft material management. Satar is a global supplier of aircraft parts and service solutions for aircraft maintenance. It offers various services, ranging from parts supply and distribution to a selection of tailor-made service provider solutions. More

Al Bateen's Bizav hub takes shape with new FBO and MRO offerings
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Abu Dhabi's Al Bateen Executive Airport has further boosted its credentials as the Middle East's leading business aviation hub by establishing its own branded FBO and opening the provision of maintenance, repair and overhaul services to an independent provider. More

Aviation program flying high at Bridgewater State University
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Bridgewater Aviation has been formally accepted as a candidate for accreditation by the Aviation Accreditation Board International, the sanctioning body for collegiate aviation programs. More

Resource Group supports LRTT to deliver maintenance apprenticeships to Biggin Hill Airport
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Resource Group is working with Lufthansa Resource Technical Training to support employers at Biggin Hill Airport in Westerham, London, through an Advanced Apprenticeship being launched in October 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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