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ARSA needs your input: Take our survey now!
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ARSA's 2012 member survey is up and running. This important survey helps ARSA identify issues of common concern, quantify the value of our services, provide new opportunities for the years ahead and support the Association's advocacy on behalf of repair stations.

Open until 8 p.m. EST on Feb. 17, the survey seeks answers to questions that will help ARSA better represent your interests and deliver first class service.

Your participation will help ensure that the hardest working Association can work smarter and more effectively.
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Taxiing to take-off? House clears 23rd FAA extension
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The 23rd extension follows an agreement between House and Senate leadership resolving a labor dispute over the way that National Mediation Board counts votes in union elections. The NMB measure allows the majority of workers voting, rather than all workers, to decide a unionization drive. House Republicans agreed to drop their insistence on keeping the measure in exchange for requiring the NMB to hold public hearings on new rules and raising the threshold of workers required to petition for an election from 35 to 50 percent. More



ARSA suggests changes to FAA Form 8310-3
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The FAA recently solicited comments on Form 8310-3, Application for Repair Station Certificate and/or Rating, as it seeks renewed approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect that information. ARSA submitted comments noting that the current form does not accurately reflect regulatory requirements applicable to the sale or transfer of repair station assets. More

Register for the 2012 Symposium — it's less than 2 months away!
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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 details for the Symposium will be posted as they become available. See you there! More

Obama warns economic disparity threatens middle class
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President Barack Obama warned the nation in his State of the Union address that the decades-old promise of a secure and rising middle class is under threat because of growing disparities between the rich and everyone else in America. More

Union: 'We can live within' labor rules in FAA funding compromise
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The compromise on labor rules for transportation workers contained within the deal to approve a long-term extension of funding for the Federal Aviation Administration is acceptable to at least one key union, officials with the group said. 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 &mdasdh; 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 2012
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This issue explores some of the resources available to help in your initial quests for pilot certification, as well as the lifelong quest to improve aeronautical knowledge. Feature articles show how to leverage the information power of aviation regulations and handbooks as well as provide tips to help prepare for checkrides and find an aviation school that’s right. 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.


Chromalloy's Connecticut turbine engine component repair station receives approval from Japan
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Chromalloy announced that its Windsor, Conn., engine component repair station received Approved Organization Exposition certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau. The AOE certificate allows the station to provide component repairs, including FAA-approved repairs for the Japan's airlines: All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines. More

Columbia Helicopters opens new turbine engine testing facility
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Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce the opening of its new turbine engine testing facility. The $4 million project will allow the company to work on a wider variety of turbine helicopter engines and will result in the addition of several new customers. The new facility, called an engine test cell, is specifically designed to support the T55-714 turbine engine used in military CH-47 Chinook helicopters. More

Piedmont Propulsion to add 25 jobs at new facility
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Piedmont Propulsion Systems has pledged to create 25 jobs and spend up to $2 million on capital investments over five years as part of taking over a 66,772-square-foot space near Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem, N.C. The company specializes in servicing aircraft for regional airlines, corporations, the military and general aviation. More

KCI Aviation brings new hangar, jobs to Florida airport
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The Jacksonville (Fla.) Aviation Authority Board of Directors approved a lease with KCI Aviation for the construction of a new 30,000-square-foot hangar facility at Cecil Airport. Along with the new facility comes new jobs, as KCI is planning to hire at least 30 workers by the end of 2014 with an annual salary of approximately $46,000. More

Duncan Aviation looks to hasten expansion plans
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Duncan Aviation is speeding up its expansion plans at the Lincoln Airport in Lincoln, Neb. The company, which is putting the finishing touches on a new 45,000-square-foot paint hangar that will allow it to paint larger aircraft, may start construction later this year on a new 40,000-square-foot hangar to do maintenance and completion work on those same planes. 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. 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, 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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