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In response to ARSA protest, FAA reverses maintenance duty time legal interpretation
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In a major victory for the aviation industry, on Dec. 26, 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration withdrew its faulty legal interpretation of maintenance duty time limitations prescribed in Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) section 121.377. More



ARSA welcomes 113th Congress
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ARSA welcomes new and returning lawmakers to the 113th Congress and looks forward to working with them to ensure that aviation policy strikes the right balance between safety, oversight and operational freedom while promoting the maintenance industry's continued growth. More

FAA: UAS not anticipated to impact existing fleet
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On Dec. 26, then Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta wrote ARSA and other aviation industry associations in response to a Nov. 8 industry letter concerning the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into national airspace. The stakeholders asked the agency to ensure that the introduction of UAS would not limit access to airspace or require modification to existing aircraft beyond that necessary to accommodate the NextGen transition. More

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'Fiscal cliff' deal extends 'bonus depreciation' allowance
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The bill preventing the nation from going off the "fiscal cliff" includes many provisions that will impact small businesses, including one designed to encourage expansion. The "Bonus Depreciation" allowance was extended through the end of 2013, affording businesses that purchase new equipment more working capital by allowing them to deduct a greater percentage of the purchase. More

ARSA Symposium registration 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



House Republicans: Tax reform more likely after 'fiscal cliff' agreement
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GOP tax-writers in the House say the "fiscal cliff" agreement has made them more confident that a tax overhaul can be passed in 2013 that lowers rates without bringing in more money to the government. The law that President Barack Obama recently signed allows the top tax rate to rise back to 39.6 percent, locks in rates long-term and resolves longstanding problems like the Alternative Minimum Tax. More

MRO spending picks up for older widebodies
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Widebody airframe maintenance specialists should see steady demand for their services for at least the next three years, as increased heavy maintenance visits somewhat offset a predicted decline in less intensive C check activity for the period. More

Important: Reporting Year for IAs
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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 January/February 2013
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The January/February 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on aerospace medicine. Articles cover key issues that affect medical certification for pilots, discuss the pilot's role in this process and explain the FAA's responsibilities. Among the feature articles in this medically-themed issue include understanding what your medical can (and can't) do for you, how to fast track your medical certificate with FAA's online MedXPress system, what pilots should know about refractive eye surgery and how the FAA evaluates drugs for aeromedical use. 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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Constant Aviation expands accessory facility
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Constant Aviation, a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, recently announced the relocation and expansion of their accessory facility and capabilities. More

Legacy Aviation expands maintenance capacity
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A 22,000-square-foot facility has been added to Legacy Aviation Services' C.E. Page Airport complex outside Oklahoma City. It almost doubles the MRO's maintenance and modification shop space. According to the company, the decision to add more service area comes as Legacy is responding to a growing customer base. More

Baker Aviation expands maintenance hangar space in Addison, Texas
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Baker Aviation, a full-service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, recently expanded into their second hangar at Addison Airport and will move into a third hangar in January 2013, bringing the total turbine aircraft maintenance space to more than 25,400 square feet. 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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