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ARSA 2012 Annual Repair Symposium - Registration Now Open!
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The Symposium includes sessions on updates to regulations, policies and procedures that govern the maintenance industry and more. Legislative Day gets you informed on the issues that affect your business and includes Capitol Hill meetings with your representatives, senators and congressional staff. More details for the Symposium will be posted as they become available. See you there! More

We need your help!
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The House Homeland Security Committee is requesting letters from U.S. companies detrimentally impacted by the ban on FAA certification of new foreign repairs stations. As part of its "Lift the Ban" campaign, ARSA's legislative team continues to meet with congressional leaders regarding TSA's failure to finalize repair station security rules and the subsequent FAA foreign repair station certification moratorium. The "Lift the Ban" survey results were useful in providing a snapshot of the ban's effect on the aviation maintenance industry; however, the committee is looking for more specifics including job loss numbers, lost revenues, and other information detailing the economic impact the ban is having on U.S. companies. More

FAA responds to ARSA letter regarding multiple part identification
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In response to an ARSA request, the FAA will review agency policy and guidance regarding part identification when more than one number is applied to a part at production. More

NLRB posting not yet required
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In August 2011, the National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule requiring employers to post a notice describing employee's collective bargaining rights. In October, the NLRB responded to several legal challenges, (including one from ARSA's partners at the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace) by delaying the rule until Jan. 31, 2012. More

ARSA to Congress: Complete FAA reauthorization bill
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In a letter to the U.S. House and Senate leadership, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association said the uncertainty created by Congress' failure to pass a new, multiyear reauthorization bill for the FAA is wreaking havoc on the aviation industry and undermining the competitiveness of American aviation maintenance providers. More

House votes to REIN in Regulation
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The House approved the Regulations from the Executive in Needs of Scrutiny Act (HR 10) on Dec. 7 by a vote of 241-184. The REINS act would check the power of regulators, requiring congressional approval before implementing any regulation with an economic impact of more than $100 million. An amendment to the bill offered by Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, would also require federal agencies to consider the potential employment effects of any rule submitted to Congress under that act. More

NLRB withdraws Boeing complaint
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The National Labor Relations Board has dropped its controversial case against airline manufacturer Boeing, which had become a lightning rod for conservatives. The labor board argued for much of the past year that Boeing decided to locate a new plant to build its new 787 Dreamliner jets in South Carolina, a right-to-work state, in retaliation for strikes by unionized workers at its existing facilities in Washington state. 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 November/December 2011
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Airports come in all shapes and sizes and can provide pilots with opportunities for both education and enjoyment at any level. This is the focus of the November/December 2011 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which takes an in-depth look at the nation's wide array of public-use airports. Articles highlight the benefits of exploring new places to land as well as help raise awareness of runway safety and wildlife hazards.

In this issue, you can also read about what goes in to building an instrument approach, learn more about deciphering airport sign language and appreciate the lessons learned from a runway incursion. In addition, the issue's Nuts, Bolts and Electrons department takes a look at some changes on what it means to be actively engaged. Be sure to check out all this issue has to offer!

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.

Airplane mechanics: A farm team for everyone else?
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Talk of jobs — or lack of them — dominates the national conversation right now. But there are places in the economy where willing, qualified workers are hard to come by. There are hundreds of open positions for skilled blue-collar workers and airplane mechanics — and it's been this way for years. In this economy, how can that be possible? More

Lucintel: Aircraft consumption in India expected to reach US $24 billion by 2016
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Aircraft consumption in India is expected to continue its growth momentum, reaching roughly U.S. $24 billion by 2016 with a CAGR of 15 percent over the next five years. India's domestic passenger growth is expected to reach a level of 150-180 million passengers by the year 2020. More

Oxford Aviation to hire 20
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Oxford Aviation officials said the company is planning to hire another 20 people in the next two months in addition to eight recently added to the company's ranks. More

Wanted: Students at Alabama Aviation Center
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The Alabama Aviation Center in Albertville is seeking students for the upcoming spring semester. The center is a post-secondary education unit of Enterprise State Community College that trains students in airframe mechanics and maintenance. More

City Colleges adds partners to fill job-skills gaps
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The City Colleges of Chicago will announce that it is partnering with private industry and academic institutions to provide mentors, train faculty and develop curricula to help prepare its students for jobs in aviation, hospitality, healthcare and information technology and other industries that are in need of job candidates. More

2 new facilities for ExecuJet Australiasia
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The ExecuJet Aviation Group today announces the opening of two new Fixed Base Operations in Australasia. The Wellington FBO, ExecuJet Aviation Group's first facility in New Zealand opened on Nov. 16, followed by a new FBO in Melbourne, Australia on Nov. 18, complementing the Group's established Melbourne MRO facility. Both new facilities will offer world-class passenger and crew FBO amenities and experienced FBO staff will be able to provide technical assistance, flight planning, weather reports, catering, fuel and hotel accommodation. More

Winston-Salem aircraft maintenance, repair company to expand
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An aircraft maintenance and repair company with a Piedmont Aviation lineage is requesting up to $52,500 in local economic incentives to help it move into a larger facility at Smith Reynolds Airport. 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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