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Register now for FAA training on US/EU BASA
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The Federal Aviation Administration, Flights Standards Service, Aircraft Maintenance Division, in cooperation with the European Aviation Safety Agency, will conduct field briefings/workshops in the U.S. that focus on providing aviation safety inspectors and industry aviation professionals with EASA-certificated part 145 repair stations with the tools and knowledge to implement the agreement. 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.

ARSA's a tweeter
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ARSA is now on Twitter. We will provide live updates about developments in Washington that affect our industry, re-tweet related news items, and issue grassroots calls to action. Twitter's constant news updates are a great way to keep ahead of the curve. But it's not just news: Many of your manufacturers, customers, colleagues, and competitors are on Twitter as well! More

Airlines can't hire ex-FAA inspectors for 2 years
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Safety inspectors will be barred for two years after leaving the Federal Aviation Administration from going to work for an airline they oversaw under a new rule intended to prevent ethics abuses. The FAA said the rule responds to concerns raised in 2008 by Congress and the Transportation Department's inspector general, that managers in the safety office that oversees Southwest Airlines allowed planes to make nearly 60,000 flights without required safety inspections. More

Union launches campaign on FAA bill
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A union is launching a campaign to push for action on Federal Aviation Administration funding when Congress returns from recess, and it's accusing Delta Air Lines of holding the money "hostage" over a labor rule change the airline supports. More

FAA imposes stricter rules for flights in icing conditions
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Commuter-airline pilots must take additional steps to combat ice buildup on wings under rules released by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. More

ARSA 2012 Annual Repair Symposium — Be a sponsor!
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ARSA will hold its Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium March 14 - 16. That may seem like a long way off, but it will be here before you know it. Now is the time to put some money in your budget so you can sponsor the 2012 Symposium! More

2 key Indian government departments seek clarification on MRO activities
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Two key government departments —the finance ministry and the Planning Commission — have sought clarifications on the state-owned Air India's plan to hive off ground handling and maintenance, repair and overhaul activities from the airline. More

NTSB sessions to examine safety trends
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Seeking to become more proactive in assessing aviation hazards, the National Transportation Safety Board will delve into broad problems posed by airliner structural defects, as well as lax oversight of planes and helicopters operated on behalf of government agencies. 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

Chromalloy to establish new subsidiary in Seoul, Korea
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Chromalloy, a leading independent provider of advanced repairs, services and solutions for aerospace, industrial gas turbine and aero-derivative engines, has established a new subsidiary in Seoul, South Korea — Chromalloy Korea, Ltd. More

Wichita, Kan., aviation suppliers, subcontractors prepare for increases
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At Exacta Aerospace in Wichita, Kan., which builds machined parts for the aviation industry, blue tape on the concrete floor marks where more assembly stations will soon be added. In another area, concrete has been poured to prepare for two new high-speed milling machines — adding to five new machines already installed this year. More

Bluestone Payments

AAR wins maintenance and modifications contract from Virgin America
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AAR Corp. has been awarded an 18 month contract from Virgin America to provide maintenance and installation services for the airline's growing fleet of Airbus 320 series aircraft. More

Frontier Airlines expands nonstop service from Kansas City
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Kansas City travelers now have two new ways to fly nonstop to their favorite destinations on Frontier Airlines. At a news conference today at Kansas City International Airport, Frontier announced the launch of nonstop service between Kansas City and both Houston and Las Vegas beginning Nov. 1. More

Former Northwest maintenance facility may get second chance
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A leading aviation company is considering moving into the former Northwest Airlines maintenance base in Duluth, Minn., and creating up to 250 jobs. AAR Aircraft Services, an aircraft maintenance provider, is looking to expand by establishing its fifth maintenance, repair and overhaul base. More

Mesa lures aviation repair firm
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Viewers get a sneak peek at a rendering of a proposed aircraft maintenance facility that Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz., is looking to build and lease to a private company. 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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