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ARSA members are hiring
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Job creation may be lagging in the broader economy, but the aviation maintenance industry is open for business.

An informal survey of aviation maintenance companies conducted at the Aeronautical Repair Station Association's 2011 Strategic Leadership Conference on Oct. 20 found that maintenance providers are creating new positions but are not always able to find skilled technical employees the industry needs.

ARSA comes to the Sooner State
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On Nov. 9, ARSA is conducting an outreach and informational meeting for repair station owners, executives and employees. The event will be held in Tulsa, Okla., at the Polo Grill. Lunch will be served.

The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in the current state of aircraft maintenance and overhaul. This is your chance to hear about what ARSA is doing to improve markets for repair stations and reduce your costs of doing business. Daniel Fisher, ARSA's vice president of legislative affairs, will share insights into FAA reauthorization, ARSA's "Lift the Ban" campaign and other items of interest.

ALAEA calls off Qantas industrial action
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The union representing Qantas maintenance engineers, the Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers' Association, has called a three week halt to its campaign of protected industrial action against the airline. The move appears to be a concession to losing the PR battle over its industrial campaign against Qantas, and follows another conciliation hearing before Fairwork Australia, and warnings in the media from airline CEO Alan Joyce that industrial action by the ALAEA, plus the TWU and AIPA, threatened job security across the airline. More

Dispute over lost revenues holds up effort to repeal 3 percent withholding rule
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Congressional Republicans and Democrats — not to mention the Obama administration — want to take aim at a government withholding rule fiercely opposed by the business community. But it still seems like the push to repeal a regulation requiring federal, state and certain local government agencies to withhold 3 percent of payments to contractors might hit some turbulence. More

Florida Rep. Mica targets end of year for 4-year deal on FAA bill
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Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., set an ambitious goal of passing a long-term extension of the program that underpins federal regulation of the commercial airline industry by the end of the year. The chairman of the House Transportation Committee told reporters that he believed the outstanding issues that House and Senate lawmakers disagree on could be resolved by year's end to allow a four-year extension of the program to be agreed to. More

Emerging markets drive overlooked aftermarket
Aviation Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the world of aerospace and defense, the term "aftermarket" often is an afterthought. Replacing seat belts, repairing an old turbine blade or running painstaking systems checks just don't hold the "wow" factor of composite airframes, next-generation engines or the latest unmanned aircraft. Yet MRO - maintenance, repair and overhaul - is a big business. The consultancy ICF SH&E values the civil market at $50 billion per year globally and sees that growing to nearly $65 billion by 2020. Spending to sustain military aircraft probably adds another $85 billion per year. More

US seeks to clarify B787 repairs
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Boeing Co's new 787 Dreamliner, set to fly its first paying passengers soon, faces four "safety-related concerns" about repairs to the composites used for the fuselage and wings, said a U.S. agency. A review of the Dreamliner, the first airliner built with carbon-fibre reinforced composite plastics instead of metal, was released on Oct. 20 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. More

Sponsor the 2012 Symposium
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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

International Aerospace Business Event 2011
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The International Aerospace Business Event 2011 is designed to help grow your business in the U.K. and Europe, one of the world's largest Aerospace markets. ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod will be participating in two panel discussions.

Organized by the Ohio Aerospace Institute and supported by government, economic development and business organizations, the event will bring together a wide range of U.S. and U.K. experts to discuss international markets and opportunities in Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Advanced Aerospace Engineering and 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 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.

Maintenance company to create 50 new jobs
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A new aircraft maintenance company has announced plans to lease space at the Sioux Gateway Airport, creating as many as 50 jobs in the Sioux City, Iowa, area. The newly formed Iowa company plans to lease space in a hangar at the airport and hire aviation mechanics to serve regional and commuter passenger jets. More

Company: NC fitting worker to jobs national need
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For more than two years, Danny Moses has been working as an assembly technician at a Goldsboro, N.C., defense contractor. Then he found out that AAR Corp. really needed welders, and training for that job required a 90-day certificate program. That sounded like a good deal, said Moses, 36, of Goldsboro. AAR's CEO David Storch visited the company's Goldsboro plant to draw attention to what Moses represents — good jobs are available now to workers who earn the specific technical skills and certifications some employers need. More

Westchester aviation expo fuels students' interest in aerospace technology    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One way to get teens interested in math and science, it seems, is to let them play with the controls of a Cessna, or let them guide a few planes in for a landing. It was a simulation, of course, when students attending the annual Aviation Education Expo at the Westchester County Airport played a computer game allowing them to be air traffic controllers. More

Honeywell, Propulsion International team to provide engine finance and maintenance solutions
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Engine manufacturer Honeywell Aerospace signed an agreement with Propulsion International at the NBAA Convention to provide financing and group maintenance plan solutions on turbine aircraft engines. Initially, Propulsion International will provide group maintenance programs on Honeywell TPE331 turboprops, including engine models -10, -11, -12 and -14 and conversions. Similar programs on fan engines are expected "in the near future." More

Honeywell to expand facility in Greer, SC
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Honeywell International is planning a $25 million expansion of its maintenance and manufacturing complex in Greer, S.C. As part of the expansion, the company will install new equipment at the facility, which provides repair and overhaul services for propulsion engines and components. The site also manufactures more than 300 part numbers. The expansion will generate 30 new jobs over the next five years, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce. More

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

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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