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ARSA sets the record straight for the future of aviation advisory committee
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The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) submitted comments for consideration by the Department of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC). ARSA's submission was in response to misstatements about contract maintenance made during the Labor and World-class Workforce Subcommittee's discussions. More

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ARSA Executive Director to appear on PBS Frontline
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ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod will appear on the PBS Television series Frontline in a report titled, "Are we Safer," scheduled to air Jan. 18. The program will focus on the aviation maintenance industry, among other things. MacLeod's interview represents ARSA's aggressive efforts to promote the industry through the Positive Publicity Campaign. More

ARSA's 2011 Annual Repair Symposium: Registration is now open!
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ARSA will hold its Legislative Day on Capitol Hill and its Annual Repair Symposium March 31 - April 2, 2011 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. 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

BizAv leaders hope for long-term FAA Reauthorization Bill
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Industry leaders believe lawmakers will be able to move quickly on a long-term FAA reauthorization once the new Congress convenes, reports The Weekly of Business Aviation. But they may face an 18th short-term extension since they have only until March 31 to draft a new long-term reauthorization bill and push the legislation through both the House and Senate. The Boston Globe does a profile of business aviation airport Hanscomb Field. "We're a barometer for what's going on in the regional economy," Barbara Patzner, Hanscom Field airport director, told the Boston Globe. My April 2010 profile of the airport is here. More

NTSB wants tighter standards for public-use helicopters
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The NTSB recently issued a fresh batch of recommendations (A-10-148-158 and A-10-159-168) related to its findings in the 2008 fatal crash of a Carson-operated Sikorsky S-61N. Meanwhile, the Helicopter Association International plans to hold a summit on Jan. 20, for all interested stakeholders to address the murky issue of privately owned public-use aircraft and Part 135 compliance. More

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Lessons learned from maintenance mergers
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When two airlines merge, there are some important human factors considerations for maintenance organizations. What are they? Aviation Week put that question to Hal Heule, president of HMH Consulting, who was senior VP of Technical Operations during the America West-US Airways merger. Heule, who provided executive leadership for the operational integration of the two carriers, says there are three standout issues maintenance organizations should have a plan to address. More

Honda sends first FAA-conforming HondaJet into the sky
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Honda Aircraft Company Inc. announced on Dec. 21, 2010, that it has successfully completed the first flight of its Federal Aviation Administration-conforming HondaJet advanced light business jet. The event is a significant step in Honda's aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012. More

FAA Safety Briefing January/February 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing celebrates the publication's 50th anniversary by looking back on the state of general aviation (GA) safety and highlighting a half century of safety focus and progress. This issue also helps airmen recognize that managing risk is the foundation for safe flying from both a theoretical and practical sense. In "Building Blocks and Safety Circles," editor Susan Parson helps readers get their head around safety rules, safety realities, and the concept of safety risk management to build a barrier to accidents. The issue looks at "Safety from the Ground Up," providing pointers for ramp safety. And there is a guide to the "Small Cost, Big Benefits" of aircraft safety enhancements that can mean the difference between life and death in the event of an accident. More

ARSA Dispatch available through MultiBriefs app
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ARSA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create ARSA Dispatch, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. ARSA Dispatch is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. For those without iPhones, not to worry. We also have Blackberry and Droid versions. For Blackberry users, visit the Blackberry App World and search "MultiBriefs." Droid users can go to the Android Marketplace and search "MultiBriefs."
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M7 Aerospace heads higher
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Growth is in the forecast for a San Antonio-based aerospace company purchased recently by the U.S. subsidiary of an Israeli aviation and defense electronics conglomerate. Elbit Systems of America said it acquired M7 Aerospace for $85 million in cash. Raanan Horowitz, Elbit's president and CEO, said at the time the purchase "complements the breadth and depth of Elbit Systems of America's experience in the support and maintenance of aircraft both domestically and worldwide, and we hope it will open the door to new customers and projects." More

Please mark your calendar for the 2011 ATA e-Business Forum to be held June 6-8, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, Canada.Held in conjunction with the S1000D User Forum, this combined event will provide a high level overview of the latest developments in information exchange for the commercial aviation industry to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations.

More details will soon follow.

Learn more about the ATA e-Business Program.

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Aviation maintenance school to open at Maryland airport
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A new aviation maintenance technology school is set to open at the Hagerstown Regional Airport in Washington County, Md., in the spring. The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics has been approved for a grant of more than $272,000 to help establish the school. The director of the institute, James Mader, says officials learned recently that the grant request had been approved. More
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Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
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Help ARSA with its public relations initiative to improve the legal, regulatory, and business climate for contract aviation maintenance companies!

Phase One, Step Two to quantify the economic impact of the aviation maintenance industry, nationally and internationally is currently underway, but we need your assistance!

ARSA has contracted with AeroStrategy, an aerospace consulting firm, to:

• Develop an economic profile of the global MRO industry;
• Assess the economic impact of US-EU Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (which is threatened by the hostile language in the pending FAA reauthorization bill); and
• Determine the industry’s economic footprint on a state-by-state basis

The results of the research will be incorporated into messages and materials used during Phase Two of the campaign.

For more details, click here.

Pledge your support here.

Registration for the ARSA 2011 Annual Repair Symposium is now open!

Click here to register and take part in all the experiences that make the Symposium a must-attend event!

Stay up-to-date on the "what" and "when" of the Symposium by checking out the agenda to get the latest updates.

And be sure to visit the Symposium sponsorship page for opportunities to promote your company!

ARSA Members in the News

HEICO acquires leading military parts supplier
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HEICO Corporation recently announced that its Flight Support Group has acquired 80 percent of the assets and certain liabilities of Blue Aerospace, LLC. Financial terms were not disclosed, but HEICO stated that it expects the acquisition to be accretive to its earnings within the first year after the closing. More

Gulfstream continues Aerospace Explorer Post Program
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Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, recently launched its 4th annual Aerospace Explorer Post program for high school students. A joint partnership between Gulfstream Aerospace, the Boy Scouts of America's Exploring program and the Savannah-Chatham County, Ga., Public School System, this program gives students an opportunity to explore career options and learn about the skills and educational preparation necessary to achieve their professional goals. 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 (FR) publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars (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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