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HOTLINE FEATURES


ARSA on the Road: Landing at COOPESA in San Jose, Costa Rica
Upon arrival, most visitors to Juan Santamaria International Airport won't notice that less than an American football field away from the main terminal sits one of the preeminent aviation maintenance companies in the world — Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales (COOPESA).
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Have You Met OFMK? ARSA's Management Firm, Your Contingency Plan
You know ARSA works for you, your business and the aviation maintenance industry every day. Who's working for ARSA?
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2015 Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium — March 18-20
Registration is open for ARSA's 2015 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium. Join aviation professionals from around the world and tackle issues that matter to the maintenance industry.
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ARSA to Congress: Overregulation Hinders Growth, Competitiveness
On Jan. 15, ARSA's Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel B. Fisher laid out the association's legislative agenda in a letter to congressional leadership. Fisher focused on economic growth, operational freedom and safety on behalf of the aviation maintenance industry.
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ARSA Submits Statement to T&I Committee Hearing
On Jan. 21, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on "Reforming and Streamlining the FAA's Regulatory Certification Processes." The association submitted a statement to the record, noting "ARSA members are routinely plagued by the FAA's inconsistent application of its regulations."
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President Unveils Free Community College Plan
On Jan. 9, the White House unveiled a proposal to make two years of community college free for many students. At the same time, President Obama announced a new American Technical Training Fund to prepare Americans for better-paying jobs by connecting skills development to the needs of employers.
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ARSA on President's Budget: Politics Aside, Good Safety is Good Business
For repair stations, good safety is good business and the maintenance sector is dedicated to continuing its impeccable safety record regardless of government oversight, says Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel B. Fisher.
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ARSA WORKS


To see all the ways that ARSA is working as the voice of the aviation maintenance industry, visit the ARSA Works page.


Industry to FAA: Repair Stations Know When to Fold 'Em
On Jan. 9, a coalition of aviation trade associations petitioned the FAA to restore the right to voluntarily surrender a repair station certificate.
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ARSA to FAA: "Or New" Unacceptable
On Jan. 29, ARSA asked the FAA to clarify when the new owner of a repair station can apply for an amended versus a new certificate.
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ARSA to FAA: Nothing Generic About AD Info Collection
On Jan. 29, ARSA objected to the generic clearance of information collections contained in Airworthiness Directives (ADs). Although the practice has been going on for years, the recent request for renewal of the generic collection prompted the association to take action.
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ARSA, ATEC Capitalize on Update to O'Brien Awards
On Jan. 21, ARSA and the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) submitted joint comments on FAA Draft Advisory Circular (AC) 65-25F, "William (Bill) O'Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program."
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Government Can't Work in ISO-lation — ARSA Submits FOIA Request
ARSA works to ensure consistent application and enforcement by holding the FAA accountable to its policies and procedures. To do this, the association and its members need access to the most current documents, guidance and resources used by the government.
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LEGAL BRIEFS


The Right Stuff: Working for a Better 145
Brush up on the association's efforts to improve the new repair station rule and then see how to get involved.
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ARSA ON THE HILL


We Need You! Plan Ahead to Attend Legislative Day
As bitter cold descends upon Washington, D.C., and much of the United States, it's hard to believe spring is right around the corner. The season of chirping birds, blooming flowers, and ARSA's Legislative Day (March 18) is almost here.
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REGULATORY OUTLOOK


What We Do — FAA's Continued Operational Safety Policy Section
Make it sound less bureaucratic? Never mind, too late. Still, take this chance to learn about the roles and responsibilities of an important part of AIR-140.
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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. To view the list, click here.
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QUALITY TIME


Many Signs of New Life — For Industry, ARSA and Its Partners
In March, ARSA will release its annual MRO Global Market Assessment. The association's partners for analysis and insight into the growing aviation maintenance market will now have greater resources to devote to the industry.
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TRAINING


Personal Development — Managing Your Time
Learn how to think differently about time management, embrace the 80 percent rule, find your "Einstein" window, protect that window and broadcast your availability to ensure others know when you'll be available (via Lynda.com).
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School's In Session — Regulatory Training at HELI-EXPO
Going to HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 in Orlando, Florida? ARSA's great regulatory minds will be there, and a front-row seat is waiting for you.
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Regulatory Compliance Training
Test your knowledge on § 145.205 — Maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations performed for certificate holders under parts 121, 125, and 135, and for foreign air carriers or foreign persons operating a U.S.-registered aircraft in common carriage under part 129.
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MEMBERSHIP


Member Spotlight: Aviation Institute of Maintenance
To include educational members like AIM under the association's broad base of support means resources and insight into the needs of the institutions that supply the aviation maintenance industry with the human capital it needs to thrive.
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Have You Seen this Person? — U.S. Congressman Frank Lobiondo (R-N.J.)
Congressman Lobiondo serves as chairman for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation.
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Take Advantage of ARSA's Members Getting Members Program, Get 10 Percent Off on Membership Dues
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Target Your Message: Advertise in ARSA's Newsletters and Website!
Check out ARSA's 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 2015 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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A Member Asked...
Q: If a part 121 operator requests a maintenance activity be performed on its equipment through the use of an engineering order (EO), for which the parts and processes are not described in the applicable component maintenance manual (CMM) or approved by the design approval holder (DAH), can an 8130 still be issued by simply referencing the work was done in accordance with the Operators EO in block 12, and not the CMM?
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AVMRO NEWS PORTAL

ARSA strives to provide resources to educate the general public about the work of the association's member organizations; should you need to provide a quick reference or introductory overview to the global MRO industry, please utilize AVMRO.ARSA.org.


Industry and International News Roundup
ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play globally by providing jobs and economic opportunities, as well as through civic engagement. You can explore these stories through ARSA's Dispatch news portal.
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