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Recent events, news coverage and aviation safety
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As most everyone in the U.S. who has caught the recent news is aware, aviation maintenance issues have been very prevalent. Such events call for immediate resolution of the problem while a detailed investigation by all potential parties works to clearly identify the root cause. Once the root cause is known, the parties take measures to ensure similar events will not occur in the future. This "model" of immediate source identification and corrective action is one of the major reasons for the incredibly safe aviation system we enjoy today. It boils down to a simple concept: In aviation, all events are taken seriously and every event is a learning experience and an opportunity for improvement. In our view, no industry better exemplifies the notion of self-improvement than aviation. More

Got what it takes to be ARSA's 2012 Pundit of the Year?
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With Election Day just weeks away, everyone is predicting the outcome. So how do your picks stack up against others in the aviation maintenance industry? Answer this short survey by Nov. 5 to find out — the winner will be declared ARSA's 2012 Pundit of the Year. More gets a facelift
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Have you visited recently? ARSA's home page on the Web has undergone major renovations in an effort to modernize the site and make it easier to use. Be sure to visit the site and let us know your thoughts, but bear with us while we iron out a few kinks. More

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BAE-EADS merger cancelled amid political impasse
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Aerospace and defense firms BAE Systems and EADS have decided to cancel their planned merger, after talks were thwarted by political deadlock. It followed days of talks between the U.K., French and German governments to overcome political objections. More

ARSA seeks MMI clarification
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On Oct. 4, ARSA asked the FAA for clarification regarding the use of maintenance instructions modified according to EASA part 145.A.45(d). ARSA submitted its request on behalf of European ARSA members working under the Agreement between the U.S. and the European Community on Cooperation in the Regulation of Civil Aviation Safety; those members have faced questions over FAA acceptance of such modified maintenance instructions. More

ARSA 2013 Symposium
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ARSA will hold its Legislative Day on Capitol Hill and its Annual Repair Symposium March 20-22, 2013, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, Va. Come join aviation professionals from around the world and participate in this extraordinary event. The Annual Repair Symposium is the perfect place to connect with officials from the FAA and other aviation authorities, as well as key members of Congress and your colleagues in the industry. More

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Help USAF improve MRO acquisitions
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The U.S. Air Force needs your help to improve its acquisition of MRO services. On behalf of the USAF, TASC Inc., is researching the civil MRO market to help the USAF take advantage of commercial best practices. TASC has asked ARSA members for their support in this effort. More

GE identifies installation issue in GEnx, orders inspections
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General Electric has ordered inspections on all 120 GEnx engines operating on Boeing 747-8s and 787s to check for installation errors of a component now linked to an engine failure in China. More

Boeing study points to looming shortage of pilots, maintenance techs
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Truck drivers aren't the only transport operators expected to be in short supply in the coming years. About 460,000 new airline pilots will be needed over the next 20 years to fly the world's aircraft, according to a Boeing Co. study. In addition, the study projects that more than 600,000 maintenance technicians will be needed, bringing to more than 1 million the number of personnel required to operate and maintain global airline fleets over the next two decades. 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 2012
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This issue explores the critical role of the aviation educator. Articles focus on flight instructor requirements and best practices as well as the many tools and educational resources that can help sharpen teaching skills. More

Positive Publicity

You need the PPC and the PPC needs you!
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ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign 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.

Register now for the 2012 e-Business Forum!

You are invited to attend the ATA e-Business Forum to be held Oct. 22-24 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The ATA e-Business Forum is the industry's premier event to learn about the latest developments in information exchange to support engineering, maintenance, material, cyber-security and flight operations. In addition to learning about the airline industry's most widely accepted e-business specifications (Spec 2000, S1000D, iSpec 2200, Spec 42 and Spec 2300), learn how the industry has attributed significant savings and operational efficiencies to the use of these global specifications.

Special Guests:
Keynote Presenter: Ray Valeika, Consultant (Retired Senior Vice President TechOps, Delta Air Lines)
Lunch Presenter: Richard Aboulafia, Vice President Analysis, Teal Group

Learn more.

Honda Aircraft to open company MRO
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Honda Aircraft has broken ground for a 90,000-square-foot maintenance facility at its world headquarters on Piedmont Triad International Airport. The Greensboro, N.C. facility is scheduled to enter service by the second half of next year. More

Hernando County Airport lands Pem-Air aircraft repair operation
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A large-aircraft refurbishing and repair company is moving into an existing hangar at the Hernando County Airport. Pem-Air LLC is expanding from its headquarters in Davie, Fla. Coming with it will be an expected 10 new skilled jobs during the coming year and a raft of big aircraft, primarily the C-130 Hercules transport workhorse that is utilized by the military and cargo shippers. More

Sabreliner opens new paint shop
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Sabreliner has opened a new $7 million aircraft paint hangar at its Perryville Municipal Airport facilities in Perryville, Mo. The 32,000-sq-ft facility, sized to accommodate aircraft up to the size of a GIV, includes a large bay for stripping and prep work and another for paint application. The climate-controlled facility features a three-stage filtration system. Workers use an electrostatic paint process that reduces the amount of paint used as well as the total emissions. More

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Comlux America celebrates Indianapolis expansion
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With unemployment numbers in the U.S. stuck on high, word of job openings is always welcome news. A substantial number of new aerospace jobs have evolved from some unlikely sources this year: non-U.S.-based companies. Brazilian aircraft builder Embraer opened a $50 million final manufacturing facility for the Phenom 100 and 300 in Melbourne, Fla., last year, employing 233 people. In July, Airbus announced it plans to employ 1,000 people at a new A320 assembly plant in Mobile, Ala. More

Chromalloy sponsors industrial casting seminar for tomorrow's engineers
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Chromalloy recently announced an industrial casting seminar for Virginia State University engineering students, as part of the company's affiliation with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing. More

MROJobs Online
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MROJobs Online 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.

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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