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ARSA Works ... in 147 Words
In honor of the effort to modernize the AMTS rule, read 147 words on ARSA’s current work.
Symposium Sponsor Salute
ARSA’s Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium provide direct, positive engagement with lawmakers, regulators, customers and colleagues. It does not happen without financial support — find out how to add your company to the list of sponsors.
Legislative Day — Stay Off the Congressional Menu
There’s a saying in Washington: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” Reserve your spot at ARSA’s 2016 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium and help keep your job from ending up on a congressman’s plate.
ARSA Gets Technical, Urges Congressional Action on Perkins
On Jan. 8, ARSA joined more than 350 other organizations in a letter urging Congress to reauthorize the Carl. D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. It is long-overdue for overhaul and has come under fire in recent years for being out of touch with the needs of the modern workforce.
ARSA Remembers: Mary Alice Rice (1932-2016)
Mary Alice Rice, who was instrumental in the operation of the Northrop Rice Foundation, passed away on Jan. 26 at her home near Houston, Texas. Alice’s long commitment to the aviation community began with a job at Braniff Airways in Kansas City and continued her entire life.
To see all the ways that ARSA is working as the voice of the aviation maintenance industry, visit the ARSA Works page.
Part 147: Aviation Industry Stands Up for Competency
On Feb. 1, ARSA joined a broad effort to get the new 14 CFR part 147 — the long awaited update to the rule governing aviation maintenance technician schools — right. The association united with 13 other organizations to demand the FAA produce a competency-based final rule.
ARSA Listened — Online Session on Data Collection & Approval
On Jan. 27, ARSA hosted a listening session about draft Advisory Circular AC 43-210A, “Standardized Procedures for Requesting Field Approval of Data, Major Alterations and Repairs.” During the session, the regulatory team addressed information pertinent to obtaining data approval and gathered insight needed to plan broader industry action.
You Can't Fly Without Us — The World of Aviation Maintenance
A short documentary overview of the aviation maintenance industry. Meet the men and women who keep the world safely in flight. For more information, visit AVMRO.arsa.org.
Waves Come Crashing — Part 147 NPRM
Vice President of Operations Crystal Maguire explores the FAA’s proposed update to 14 CFR part 147. While the proposal could provide welcome relief from outdated curriculum requirements, many provisions are reiterations of those deemed unacceptable in the last repair station rulemaking.
FAA Bill Highlights Need for ARSA Member Engagement
Chairman Shuster’s long-awaited FAA reauthorization proposal has been introduced in the House. ARSA’s Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel B. Fisher reminds members that there is a long way to go before it becomes law; now is the time to get involved and tell Congress how the proposal will impact your company.
New EEOC Rule Would Expand Reporting to Target Gender Pay Gap
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is proposing to expand employer reporting requirements to target what the Obama administration calls a stubborn and persistent gender pay gap.
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.
Jobs Revolution Demands Congress Reform Skills Programs
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) describes the technical workforce challenge and his involvement in efforts to reauthorize the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
The association's training program is provided through Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C., the firm that manages ARSA. To go directly to OFMK’s online training portal, visit PotomacLaw.inreachce.com. To learn more about the association’s training program and check course availability, visit arsa.org/training.
Online Training: Major, Minor and More
Join ARSA’s regulatory and legislative teams for a series of sessions in February and March. Begin in your shop with major/minor determinations, travel the world with an introduction to international regulatory law and land on Capitol Hill with tips on effectively engaging lawmakers.
Regulatory Training at Heli Expo
Going to HAI HELI-EXPO 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky? ARSA’s great regulatory minds will be there, and a front-row seat in their classroom is waiting for you.
From the FAA — Failure to Follow Procedures
Why do policies, procedures, instructions, rules, regulations and best practices exist? What makes them the “safety net” for aviation maintenance safety? Deviation from these critical resources creates unacceptable and unsafe conditions.
Regulatory Compliance Training
Test your knowledge of 145.211 — Service Difficulty Reports
Member Spotlight — Barfield, Inc.
Founded in 1945, Barfield is an FAA and EASA certificated repair station offering maintenance services to major passenger, cargo and regional airlines mainly located in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean.
Have You Seen This Person? US Senator Mike Enzi, Wyoming
Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming became a member of Congress in 1997. He is an advocate for workforce development issues and is working to reauthorize the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (see this edition’s Quality Time).
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 rate for your next membership term.
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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.
A Member Asked ... Cannibalized Parts
Q: Under FAA and EASA regulations, when can a repair station use the seemingly popular industry practice of “cannibalizing” parts? Specifically, we want to remove a gear from one generator and install it in another that will be issued a dual release certificate.
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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