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ARSA gets social
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ARSA has entered the world of online social media, launching profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The Association will use these sites to increase member engagement and share important news and information. The Association will also use these networks to advance Positive Publicity Campaign's outreach goals. More

Keep it clean!
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The debacle over the FAA extension that resulted in the agency's partial shutdown is exactly why ARSA opposes attaching policy to "must-pass" short-term extensions. Lawmakers must do their jobs and enact a long overdue FAA authorization law. If not, they should pass clean FAA extensions. There is too much at stake for our country's aviation system, our economy, and our global competitiveness to set aviation policy on what should be uncontroversial continuations of FAA funding and operating authority. More

Register for ARSA training
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Noncompliance can cost you. Protect your repair station from such costs with the knowledge you will gain at an ARSA regulatory training course.

In conjunction with the Greater Miami Aviation Association and AAR Corp., ARSA Managing Director & General Counsel Marshall Filler will present two regulatory training courses on Sept. 15 at AAR's Miami location.

FAA BASA Training
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The Federal Aviation Administration has announced dates and locations for field briefings/workshops regarding implementation of the bilateral aviation safety agreement between the U.S. and the European Union. The purpose of the sessions is to provide aviation safety inspectors and EASA-certificated part 145 repair stations the tools and knowledge to implement the agreement. More

FAA shutdown: Tell your story
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Congress' failure to legislate and provide timely authority for the FAA had serious ramifications for the agency and the nation's aviation system. The FAA lost $30 million a day due to its inability to collect many aviation taxes. The agency also furloughed 4,000 of its "non essential" workers, and issued stop work orders on 241 aviation infrastructure projects valued at more than $8.8 billion — in turn forcing countless private sector employees out of work.

Despite these facts, little was known about the practical implications of the shutdown, especially as it relates to aviation maintenance. ARSA wants to hear your story: Did the shutdown impact your business?

Your stories will help us explain the consequences of Congress' inaction.

Industry disengages from 'actively engaged' IA policy
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The FAA has issued a Notice of Policy that clarifies the term "actively engaged" for the purposes of application for and renewal of an inspection authorization, and industry groups have expressed concerns about the definition. More

EASA to order checks on A320 angle-of-attack sensors
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Airbus A320-family operators are being instructed to check angle-of-attack sensors on their fleets, after discovering that a manufacturing defect could result in the aircraft receiving incorrect data. The European Aviation Safety Agency said that the fault, discovered during final assembly line tests, affects particular Thales angle-of-attack probes installed on all A320-family variants. 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.

ARSA Career Center
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The ARSA Career Center is designed to help connect our members with new employment opportunities. The links provided assist those seeking a new job and allow employers and recruiters access to browse resumes and post employment opportunities. More

Maintenance training center being established
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The Aviation Maintenance Technician Program at Northland Community & Technical College, Thief River Falls, Minn., has been awarded a three-year, $4.99 million grant U.S. Department of Labor grant. This grant was given to establish the very first Unmanned Aerial Systems Maintenance Training Center in the United States. More

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AAR unveils new aviation wheel and brake services facility in Miami
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AAR celebrated the grand opening of a new Aircraft Wheel and Brake Services facility. This new 12,500 square foot facility is an extension of AAR Landing Gear Services, which has operated in the greater Miami area since 1987. AAR Wheel and Brake Services offers commercial, military, and regional aviation customers aircraft wheel and brake services including repair, rebuilding, and inspection for all major aircraft types. More

HAECO boosted by air travel rebound
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Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. posted a 25.7 percent jump in interim net profit as a rebound in the aviation industry boosted demand for aircraft maintenance services. But a delay in spare parts supply is clouding the second-half outlook. More

Delta and Aeromexico create enhanced commercial alliance
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Delta Air Lines and Grupo Aeromexico announced a tentative agreement for a long-term, exclusive commercial alliance. Under the agreement, Delta and Aeromexico will expand cooperation to leverage each other's strengths and link Delta's expansive network with Mexico's largest passenger network. As part of the agreement, Delta also will invest $65 million in Aeromexico. More

Aviation repair business plans to relocate to Missouri town    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Bolivar, Mo., native proud of his hometown is credited with helping to bring to Polk County a new business with plans to grow here. Mark Loomer, one of three partners in Precision Aero Services, said Marc Ferguson wouldn't stop talking about Bolivar as a place where Precision Aero should be located. They first met when Precision did some work for Ferguson. The result: The company awaits closing on property south of Bolivar. More

Lousiana governor announces $14 million investment for Chennault International Airport expansion
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced an investment of $14 million in Community Development Block Grant and Capital Outlay funding for the Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, La., that will enable a significant expansion of aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul activity to attract at least 500 new aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul jobs to Calcasieu Parish. More

Dallas Airmotive expands facilities into Brazil
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BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul company, Dallas Airmotive do Brasil, has won four long-term contracts with the Brasilian Air Force over the past two years. 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.
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