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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 commends President Obama's call for a clean FAA extension
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ARSA commends President Barack Obama for calling on Congress to enact a clean FAA extension. For years, ARSA has insisted that Congress complete the reauthorization process or pass extensions free from policy, pork and politics. The uncertainty surrounding FAA funding and aviation policy is hindering growth and stifling job creation in America's most valuable industry. Congress needs to complete a new authorization or, failing that, enact another extension without controversial policy riders. The failure of lawmakers to do their basic job — keep the government running — is costing livelihoods. More

Bill introduced to reverse posting rule
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Rep. Ben Quayle, R.-Ariz., introduced the Employee Workplace Freedom Act (H.R. 2833). The legislation reverses a National Labor Relations Board rule requiring most private-sector employers to post a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The legislation has been referred to the House Education & the Workforce Committee for consideration. More

Obama calls for 'clean' FAA funding extension
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President Barack Obama has stepped into the FAA funding reauthorization row by strongly urging Congress to pass a longer-term bill. The president wants to avoid another partial FAA shutdown, which might occur if no agreement is reached when a short-term extension runs out on Sept. 16. Obama said a "clean" extension for FAA funding should be put in place, leaving out the contentious issues of how to count "no" votes in union elections and funding for rural airports, which have so far held up reauthorization. More

Transitioning from a technical to a management role
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When Aircraft Maintenance Technicians first enter the workplace, they may think they are in the location and position where they will work for a considerable period of time, if not their entire career. Not necessarily so for those AMTs that consistently demonstrate dedication, loyalty and excellent performance in the workplace. Some will have the opportunity to decide if they want to move into a management position. The decision to move from a technical position into management is significant and should be taken only after abundant research, careful deliberation, wise counsel and appropriate preparation. More

Pledge Now, Pay Later!
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ARSA will hold its Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium March 14-16, 2012. 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

FAA bans ex-FAA aircraft safety inspector hires
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The FAA has issued a final rule placing restrictions on operators employing former Flight Standards Service Aviation Safety Inspectors. The rule, which applies to operations under Parts 121, 125, 133, 135, 137, 141, 142, 145 and 147, prohibits the operator from employing an ex-FAA inspector, under specified conditions, from acting as an agent or a representative of the certificate holder in any matter before the FAA. More

Coming soon: FAA workshops 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

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 September/October 2011
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This issue of FAA Safety Briefing presents the wide world of flying and showcases many of the training and educational opportunities available in aviation. It also has material about how to care for an aging General Aviation aircraft, learn precautions pilots of rental and multi-owner aircraft can take before flying, and become familiar with the latest in efforts to improve runway safety. In addition, the issue's Checklist department takes a look at the legalities of iPad usage in flight. More

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

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TIMCO to add jobs, shifting some to Davidson County, NC
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A North Carolina company that keeps commercial airliners flying plans to shift its manufacturing operations to a recently opened facility in Davidson County, N.C. More

Aviation industry defies economic drag
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Democrats and Republicans wrangling over the debt ceiling, spending and tax increases and tax cuts have come up with a deal nobody really likes. In the meantime, the economy continues to stumble along to the pulse of a stock market fluctuating wildly. Unemployment is nudging 9.2 percent, the housing market remains depressed, and the president again has singled out corporate jet owners as the whipping boys. Amidst all this, business aviation is still alive, but the GAMA shipment and billings numbers for the first half of the year are sobering. More

Former Northwest employees flood Minnesota aviation job fair
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Former Northwest Airlines employees turned out in high numbers at the career and networking fair with AAR Aircraft Services in Duluth, Minn., upon hearing that AAR is considering Duluth to expand by establishing its fifth maintenance, repair and overhaul base. More

Gulfstream Lincoln opens brake shop
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The Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. facility in Lincoln, Calif., recently opened an aircraft brake repair, modification and overhaul shop. The addition complements the wheel and tire shop that has been in operation since March 2010. The 34,000-square-foot Lincoln facility, which is approximately 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, is unique from the other nine Gulfstream service centers worldwide since it is dedicated to component repair, modification and overhaul. 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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