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ARSA: Compromise FAA bill takes 'common sense' approach to maintenance oversight
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On Jan. 31, FAA reauthorization conference committee members formally blessed a bipartisan, bicameral agreement authorizing the FAA through fiscal year 2015. The FAA Modernization & Reform Act of 2012 is expected to be approved by the House and Senate and signed by President Barack Obama before the 23rd extension expires on Feb. 17. More

ARSA Online: Train to Gain — Registration Open
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Out of practice on the real aviation regulations? Stay in top shape with ARSA online training courses!

Registration is open for ARSA's Feb. 15 and 16 online live classes on the regulations versus commercial obligations in civil aviation parts sales, purchases, receipt and stocking by a 14 CFR part 145 repair station.

Click here to review the courses and to register. Hurry — only 30 seats are available for each class!

Noncompliance can cost you — protect your repair station with ARSA Online Training Courses!
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Component Control announced as ARSA preferred provider for MRO and logistics software
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The Aeronautical Repair Station Association has selected Component Control as its preferred provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul and logistics software solutions. ARSA's partnership with Component Control will present repair stations with fully integrated business software solutions specifically developed and designed for the aviation MRO industry. More

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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The ATA e-Business Program is pleased to announce the latest revision of Spec 2300, Data Exchange Standard for Flight Operations (Revision 2011.2). Spec 2300 provides a concise set of information standards and guidelines for the management, configuration and interchange of flight operations technical data.

The specification is designed to enable the cost-effective and efficient exchange of digital flight operations data between information providers and information users. This revision completes the initially defined scope for Spec 2300 and now covers all of the following types of data supporting the FCOM, MMEL/MEL, AFM and QRH.

To purchase a copy, go to https://publications.airlines.org/. If you are not a member of the ATA e-Business Program and would like to gain unlimited access to Spec 2300 and related e-business specifications, joint the ATA e-Business Program at http://www.ataebiz.org/home/.


Airbus adjusts A380 assembly process
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Airbus has put in place changes to its A380 wing assembly process as part of its longterm fix to address cracking of wing components, but it also expects most of the A380s already built to require fixes as an interim measure. More

ARSA to host Wichita, Kan., outreach meeting
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On Wednesday, Feb. 22, ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod will brief aviation maintenance industry leaders in the Wichita area about the Association's activities on behalf of repair stations. Discussion topics will include legislative issues, ARSA PR activities on behalf of contract maintenance and recent regulatory activities. Learn more at http://www.arsa.org/ARSAOutreach.

FAA accepts comments on streamlined process for PMA
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The FAA has released for a comment an order pertaining to a fast-track PMA approval process for non-complex parts. The order is entitled "Streamlined Process for Parts Manufacturer Approval." The purpose of the order is to create a streamlined process for the review of applications for non-complex PMAs in order to reduce FAA workload on such projects. More



Funding the MRO future
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MRO continues to depend on a variety of investment sources for growth. Private equity firms have made moderate investments. Aircraft parts distributors have attracted interest from manufacturers and banks and are looking for novel capital sources. Much bigger investments are being made in the Middle East and in Asia. But just as important as where the money will come from is what kind of MRO models smart investors will back. 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

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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 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.


High school aviation endures bumpy ride
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Andrews Aviation Academy, which will graduate its first students in the spring, has come a long way since opening four years ago. Its first apprenticeship program could begin this fall. More

Savannah Tech breaks ground on aviation training center
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Savannah Technical College recently broke ground for its new Aviation Training Center, designed to develop high-level technicians for area jobs in aircraft assembly and maintenance. More

Dassault Falcon's West Palm Beach, Fla., Satellite Service Station opens
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Dassault Falcon's newest Satellite Service Station recently opened, one month ahead of schedule, at West Palm Beach Airport in Florida. DAS-West Palm Beach is authorized by the FAA to perform "A" inspections up to the "4A+" inspection on the Falcon 50, Falcon 2000 and Falcon 900 family of aircraft as well as the Falcon 7X. EASA approval is expected within the next 30 days. Operators can contact the DAS-Wilmington, Del., facility to schedule their aircraft for maintenance. More

Connecticut's Chromalloy receives Approved Organization Exposition certification from Japan
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Chromalloy's Windsor, Conn., engine component repair station received Approved Organization Exposition certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau. 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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