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Help ARSA lift the foreign repair station ban — share your story today!
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The Aeronautical Repair Station Association has launched a new survey to measure the impact of the ban on new foreign repair station certificates. All repair stations impacted by the prohibition are encouraged to participate. More

FAA rulemaking committee recommends OpSpecs clarity
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Members of the Consistency of Regulatory Interpretation Aviation Rulemaking Committee have notified FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Margaret Gilligan of the group's findings that changes and amendments to Federal Aviation Administration Operations Specifications often serve as a proxy for rulemaking or regulation. More

The countdown is on — have you registered for the ARSA Symposium?
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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

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House passes debt ceiling bill
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The House overwhelmingly passed a bill to allow the federal government to keep borrowing money until the middle of May, as Republicans attempt to defuse the debt ceiling as political issue. More

Aviation maintenance group hits TSA for 'inaction' on securing international repair facilities
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The Transportation Security Administration has taken too long to establish security rules for overseas airplane repair stations, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association said. The Alexandria, Va.-based ARSA said the holdup, which it attributed to "bureaucratic foot-dragging," was resulting in delays in the ability of American airplane maintenance company to establish footholds into "expanding overseas markets." More

IN FOCUS: Middle Eastern engine MRO market scales up
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Maintenance providers in the Middle East are rapidly building up engine overhaul capabilities. But in spite of the region's burgeoning airline expansion, there is fear the new facilities will be unable to attract sufficient customers to make business viable. More

Component Control customers gain significant Social Media leverage through instant Parts Search App
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Component Control recently announced that its Parts Search App, an app that lets companies list stock and/or MRO services, and automate requests for quotes in real-time, can be leveraged on a company's Facebook page to significantly increase visibility of their parts inventory. More

Delta TechOps recognized for innovations in nondestructive testing

September 27, 2012—At an Airlines for America (A4A) Nondestructive Testing forum in Seattle on Sept. 27, Delta TechOps Nondestructive Testing (NDT) team was presented with the 10th Annual A4A/FAA “Better Way” Award. Led by Product Line Manager Alex Melton, the team’s award recognizes a government-industry team that has developed and applied a technology, technique, process, or policy that advances inspection or test of civil/commercial aircraft structure, aircraft components, or aircraft systems. Our NDT team was chosen for their active participation in the development of Acoustic Thermography inspection of critical rotating engine parts. This award also recognizes Delta’s unending commitment to safety and highlights our culture of leading innovation.

Change in rating: Repair stations that maintain NVGs
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The FAA has issued a change in rating for repair stations that maintain night vision goggles. This notice explains to airworthiness aviation safety inspectors a different rating for the maintenance of night vision goggles. 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!

Important: Reporting Year for IAs
This is a reporting year for all IAs. Access the web’s fastest, easiest and most trusted IA Refresher Training directly from the source. more

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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United Airlines invest in MRO at Newark
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United Airlines has broken ground on a 90,000-square-foot aircraft maintenance hangar at Newark International Airport. The airline is investing more than $25 million in the facility and expects to complete construction by year end. It is building the hangar in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. More

UAS market could be boon for mechanics
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Unmanned aerial systems will be sharing U.S. airspace with manned aircraft in the next couple of years, and it's likely that the advent of these flying machines will mean more work for aircraft technicians. More

MROJobs Online helps
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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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