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Sarah Says: A Glance Back
As we enter 2014, the association takes the opportunity to review the most visible contributions to its members' continued viability during the past year.
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Register for 2014 Annual Repair Symposium
On March 19-21, ARSA will hold its Legislative Day on Capitol Hill and Annual Repair Symposium in Arlington, Va. Join aviation professionals from around the world to connect with officials from the FAA and other aviation authorities, as well as key members of Congress and your colleagues in the industry.
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Different Year, More of the Same
As 2013 came to an end, the aviation maintenance industry is once again left in limbo as repair station security rules aren't finalized and the prohibition on FAA certification of new foreign repair stations endures.
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New Guidance Available
In response to concerns that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aviation safety inspectors were not uniformly auditing repair stations, standardized checklists have been developed. These documents are not being used by the FAA workforce yet, but will be officially introduced in the near future.
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The Custom Agent's Always Right?
While tariffs and taxes won't go away, ARSA members are increasingly complaining about interactions with customs and freight forwarders, resulting in increased expenses and time wasted.
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ARSA Joins CRI ARC Letter
After a memorandum dictating the cancellation of all unofficial guidance issued by policy offices in the FAA was revealed, ARSA joined other industry representatives on Dec. 18 in a letter asking for a withdrawal or delay of the directive until a comprehensive manner of gathering, reviewing, and coordinating policy vis-à-vis the regulations is developed.
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Senate ASAC Bill Includes Repair Stations
On Dec. 11, Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced the Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act (S. 1804), companion legislation to H.R. 1204 which overwhelmingly passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 3.
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ARSA: Johnson Must Make Repair Station Security Rules Immediate Priority
Christian Klein, ARSA executive vice president, issued a statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Jeh Johnson as secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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Budget Deal Increases Security Fee
On Dec. 12, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 in strong bipartisan fashion, 332-94. The bill now heads to the Senate as lawmakers try to prevent a new round of automatic spending cuts known as sequestration and preempt a last-minute fight over funding priorities for the new year.
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ARSA Condemns FAA Overreach
The association recently warned the FAA its disregard of basic requirements for promulgating a safety regulation required an immediate withdrawal of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
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ARSA, TeamSAI Join Forces to Measure Industry Impact
ARSA announced a new strategic partnership with TeamSAI, an aviation consulting firm specializing in strategic, tactical and operational management solutions. The new relationship will combine ARSA's industry knowledge and policy expertise with TeamSAI's data-driven forecasting to create regular, high quality economic analyses of the global aviation maintenance sector.
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Foreign Repair Station Drug Testing Rule at OMB
The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a proposed rule from the FAA that will impact foreign repair stations.
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FAA Responds to ARSA Concerns on Order 8130.21H
On Dec. 2, the FAA responded to a letter ARSA sent on Nov. 19, concerning the prohibition on early compliance of FAA Order 8130.21H, specifically the ability to use the revised FAA Form 8130-3 before its Feb. 1, 2014 effective date.
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BLOGS


Moving On ...
ARSA's Eric Byer announces he accepted a leadership position with the National Association of Chemical Distributors beginning in January.
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ARSA ON THE HILL

In December, ARSA's legislative team began turning its focus to the new congressional session.
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REGULATORY OUTLOOK


MAG Change 3 — What You Need to Know
On Nov. 27, 2013, the third revision to the Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG) was released.
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Comprehending English
Under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Register (14 CFR) part 145, certain repair station employees must either be certificated under part 65 as a mechanic or repairman or be able to understand, read, and write English.
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Final Documents/ Your Two Cents
This list includes Federal Register publications, such as final rules, advisory circulars, and policy statements, as well as proposed rules and policies of interest to ARSA members.
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QUALITY TIME


Farewell to the Hotline
Jonathan Yarborough offers some final advice on employment law in his last column with the hotline.
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New Year — Click Refresh on Your Contract Forms
This month, Steven Pazar discusses the importance of updating your business's contract forms as you enter the New Year.
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MEMBERSHIP


Member Spotlight: Jet Center Medford, Medford, Ore.
Jet Center Medford first opened in 1967, growing into a strong and successful family owned business in the decades that followed. Forty-six years later, the company continues to serve the needs of its customers by providing outstanding aircraft management, aircraft maintenance, and parts, avionics, and aircraft sales and service.
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Have You Seen This Person?
Each month, the hotline spotlights key regulatory, legislative, and business leaders making important contributions to the aviation industry. This month we look at Deborah Hersman, chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board.
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A Member Asked ...
Q: Can a repair shop use its own custom-made label instead of the original equipment manufacturer identification plate listed in the illustrated parts catalog?
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Check Out ARSA's Library of Recorded Webinars and Online Training Classes
ARSA is pleased to announce recorded online training classes and webinars are now available for member purchase. Check back often as courses will be continually added.
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Take Advantage of ARSA's Members Getting Members Program, Get 10 Percent Off on Membership Dues
The best form of advertising is word of mouth. Use the Members Getting Members Toolkit to recruit an ARSA member and your company will receive a discounted membership rate for your next membership term.
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Target Your Message: Advertise in ARSA's Newsletters and Website!
ARSA recently updated its menu of advertising opportunities for arsa.org, the hotline and the ARSA Dispatch. Take advantage of these great opportunities today to showcase your company, a new product or event.
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Exhibit, Sponsor the 2014 Repair Symposium
As the maintenance industry's top event devoted exclusively to regulatory compliance, the ARSA Symposium attracts a highly qualified professional audience. Use this opportunity to promote your company while showing support for ARSA.
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AVMRO


AVMRO Industry Roundup
ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play in their communities by providing jobs and economic opportunities and in civic engagement. These are some of this month's top stories highlighting the industry's contributions.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS


International Roundup
To provide more international coverage, ARSA presents a monthly roundup of world events pertaining to the industry
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