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ARSA launches 'Lift the Ban' survey
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The Aeronautical Repair Station Association has launched a survey to measure the impact of the ban on new foreign repair station certificates.

Congress prohibited the Federal Aviation Administration from acting on foreign repair station certificate applications submitted after Aug. 3, 2008 because the Transportation Security Administration had not finalized repair station security rules. The ban is an unprecedented example of punishing industry for a federal agency's inaction. U.S. aviation companies are barred from tapping into rapidly expanding overseas markets, which is hindering job creation and growth at home.

NLRB required poster available
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A poster describing employee collective bargaining rights is now available from the National Labor Relations Board. Pursuant to a new NLRB rule, employers must comply with the posting requirement by Nov. 14. More

Unions urge lawmakers to pass multiyear FAA funding measure
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A host of aviation industry-related unions urged Congress to pass a long-term funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration. Congress narrowly avoided a second shutdown of the FAA in as many months earlier in September when it passed a bill to extend the beleaguered agency's funding through January of next year. More

Postmarket participants needed
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Arne Lewis, associate technical fellow, 787 service engineering for Boeing, suggested that more MROs should attend the Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee. CACRC is an open forum comprised of airlines, OEMs, regulatory agencies, MROs, scientists and trainers that operates under the premise that unified industry composite repair processes benefit the whole industry. More

Gain visibility for you company — here's how!
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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

Europe's MRO sector braces for turbulence
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While long-haul aircraft lend themselves to undergoing airframe heavy maintenance in far-flung locations with low labor rates, there remains strong competition among European maintenance, repair and overhaul providers to service the extensive narrowbody fleets of local carriers — particularly along the fringes of the old continent. More

UTC deal reached to acquire Goodrich
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United Technologies Corp. agreed to buy aircraft-components maker Goodrich Corp. for $16.4 billion in cash, the company's biggest-ever acquisition and a signature deal for Chief Executive Louis Chênevert.

The acquisition will strengthen United Technologies' exposure to the commercial aviation business at a time when the industry's order books are full, and it fulfills Mr. Chênevert's desire to find a deal big enough to add measurably to a company that expects $58 billion in revenue this year.

Major 787 suppliers are ready for service
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The largest Boeing 787 system suppliers laid out aftermarket support programs years ago, and say they are ready for aircraft operations to launch. In fact, "We're better prepared for the 787 entry into service than I think we have been for any prior airplane," said Brad Weyer, senior director of Boeing programs at Rockwell Collins. 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 prewritten 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

You Need the PPC and the PPC Needs You!
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ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign (PPC) is the aviation maintenance industry's chief advocate. The PPC tells of the maintenance industry's important role in ensuring a safe and efficient global civil aviation system and it alerts lawmakers and other key audiences to facts about the industry's economic and employment benefits through important research projects.

However, repair stations remain a favorite target of those seeking to disparage the aviation system. Through the PPC, ARSA actively counters misinformed stories about the industry's safety record and regulatory compliance.

The PPC is a separate ARSA fund supported by leading aviation maintenance companies dedicated to improving the climate for repair stations. For the campaign to build upon is success, we need your involvement and support.

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

Bluestone Payments

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

Summit Aviation dedicates new facilities
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Summit Aviation, who is a part of the Greenwich AeroGroup, made a 78,000 square-foot expansion that includes a 37,400 square-foot hangar, a 9,200 square-foot paint facility, two cold storage units and an addition 11,400 square-feet of support and office space. Thirty-one permanent jobs were created along with the expansion. Constructing the new facilities also created 27 temporary jobs. More

Charlotte, NC, moves ahead in aviation, aerospace
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United Technologies Corp.'s purchase of Charlotte, N.C.-based Goodrich Corp. in a blockbuster $18.4 billion deal means the area loses one of its nine Fortune 500 headquarters. But leaders say the region will still keep — if not boost — its status as an emerging player in the aerospace, aviation and defense-related industries sectors. More

EVIT hopes facility takes aviation programs to new heights
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Located on 10 acres at Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus along Power Road in southeast Mesa, the new EVIT campus features two classroom buildings and a lab building for the school’s aviation program. With 78,000 square-feet of space, the campus gives EVIT a state-of-the-art facility for aviation technology classes. Students get introduced to all facets of the aviation industry: Piloting, air traffic control, maintenance and repair, as well as flight attendant experience. More

Aeroman breaks ground on hangar expansion
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Aeroman, a member of the Aveos Group, announced that it is adding a new hangar that will accommodate three new lines for narrow body aircraft at the maintenance facility in El Salvador for both existing aircraft (Airbus 320s and Boeing 737s) and the future Airbus A320 Neo. 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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