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Obama makes new offer to narrow gap on cliff
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President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner made significant progress recently toward a fiscal cliff deal, as Obama's new offer on tax rates moved the two sides closer to an agreement. More

ARSA Symposium registration now open!
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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

FAA to develop electronic parts tracking system
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On Dec. 18, the Department of Transportation announced that the FAA will develop an electronic collection system for all of the information and forms required to certificate aviation products and parts. The agency is expected to begin testing such a system in 2016. More

EASA supplement deadline nears
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All current U.S.-based EASA part 145 approval holders must have a new repair station manual supplement, developed under the Maintenance Annex Guidance to the U.S.-European Community Aviation Safety Agreement, in place by Dec. 31, 2012 — even if renewal is not due before the end of this year. For any repair stations that put this task off until the last minute, ARSA is here to help! More

ARSA's submission on AC 145-11 shows that the process works and its members' dues have impact on aviation safety
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Good job ARSA; the FAA actually read and agreed with your comments on AC 145-11! The FAA staff devotes considerable time and effort in drafting a new rule or advisory circular before the document is submitted for public review. The internal discussions and analyses frequently involve considerable debate, criticisms, defending/attacking proposed positions/policies, heated editing and emotional energy. It is fair to say that before the release for the public comment, the professionals involved in the draft believe that they have reviewed and decided all of the relevant, important issues. They are of a mental disposition that the responses will offer little reason to reconsider or rewrite their work product. More

EASA issues emergency AD on A330/340
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The European Aviation Safety Agency issued an emergency airworthiness directive Dec. 4 for the angle of attack probes of both the Airbus A330 and A340. The AD, which became effective Dec. 6, results from an incident in which an A330 in the climb experienced a blockage of all AOA probes, leading to autopilot disconnection and activation of the alpha protection system when Mach number increased. More

FAA DERs give, but can they take away?
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FAA's regulations are pretty clear on what the agency's designated engineering representatives can approve. But what about the power to revoke? 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 2012
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This issue explores the significance of general aviation on a global scale and focuses on tools and resources that can help you operate safely beyond our borders. Feature articles include: A review of overseas flying requirements, how to master the language of aviation and an inside look at how the International Civil Aviation Organization can impact your flying. 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.

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Aircraft component maintenance and repair company to locate in Union County, N.C.
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Gov. Bev Perdue recently announced that Midway Aircraft Instrument Corporation, a company that performs maintenance and repairs on aircraft systems components, will locate a new facility in Union County. The company plans to create 36 jobs and invest $2.3 million over the next three years in Monroe. The project was made possible in part by a $12,500 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. More

Aircraft repair company 'bursting at seams,' prepared for expansion
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A Bangor, Maine-based company that maintains and repairs aircraft should soon have the room it needs to grow. "We're really bursting at the seams," C&L Aerospace CEO Chris Kilgour said during a phone interview. "Right now, we're cramped and we can't do much more until we get more space." More

Air Works seeks to expand at home and abroad
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Business for general aviation providers in India is generally slow as the economy shows signs of slackening, yet 60-year-old Mumbai-based Air Works Engineering is looking at innovative ways to expand its business in India and abroad. 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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