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It's done and we won! Congress clears FAA bill
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More than four years and 23 short-term extensions after the nation's last long-term Federal Aviation Administration authorization law expired, Congress has finally completed work on its replacement. The House and Senate approved the FAA Modernization and Reform Act (HR 658) and President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill within days. The final reauthorization measure incorporated many legislative changes proposed by ARSA throughout the process and proves that hard, persistent work by ARSA and its members will reap benefits. 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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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/.


The security rule pool
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With the TSA in no hurry to issue a rule for repair station security, the ban on certification of new foreign repair stations will remain in place for the foreseeable future. At this point, it is anyone's guess as to when the agency will finally get around to fulfilling the demands of Congress. ARSA has therefore decided to create a security rule pool and asks its members, when do you think the TSA will issue its final repair station security rule? More

The must-attend event for aviation design, production and maintenance
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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

Only 1 week left to share your thoughts: Take the ARSA Member 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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FAA, EASA agree to MAG modifications
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The FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency have approved changes to the Maintenance Annex Guidance to the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement. Although this first MAG revision is dated Nov. 22, 2011, it was not signed by the FAA until Jan. 10, 2012. ARSA is reviewing the changes. 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, Kan., 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 here.

General Aviation Awards LLC announced
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The General Aviation Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the group has recently formed General Aviation Awards LLC. The seven-member board of directors is made up volunteers who have agreed to take on the work of the awards program. Industry groups and the Federal Aviation Administration partner each year to recognize outstanding professionals in the fields of Flight Instruction, Aviation Maintenance, Avionics Technology and representatives in the FAA Safety Team program. More

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Strong growth for Middle East MROs
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The value of the Middle East MRO market will more than double in the next 10 years, the latest forecast by the ICF SH&E consultancy suggests. Vice President David Stewart told attendees at Aviation Week's MRO Middle East Conference in Dubai that the market will grow from $3.0 billion annually in 2012 to $6.8 billion in 2021. That is equivalent to a compound annual growth rate of 9.4 percent. More

Women in Technology Awards — Submit nominations now!
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Avionics Magazine is proud to announce the Avionics Women in Technology Awards 2012. These awards honor women for their work in aviation electronics engineering, research and development in commercial, business and military aviation and in air traffic management. Additionally, these awards will highlight a company that demonstrates vision and leadership in promoting women in avionics technology roles. An advisory panel comprised of industry leaders will select the recipients of these awards. 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

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.


Veterans help manufacturers plug skills gap
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Hundreds of military veterans have been tapped by manufacturing companies that are facing a critical shortage of skilled workers. According to a joint study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute, manufacturing companies have roughly 600,000 vacancies they are struggling to fill. It illustrates a growing skills mismatch, with not enough of the 13.1 million unemployed Americans equipped for the available jobs. More

Gulf Air plans to launch new maintenance division
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Despite its financial difficulties, Gulf Air is planning to significantly expand its MRO activities by launching a separate maintenance, repair and overhaul division, says Jamal Hashim, director of Engineering and Airworthiness. Like Gulf Air itself, the new organization will be a subsidiary of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Co., the Bahraini government's investment company, Hashim told delegates at Aviation Week's MRO Middle East Conference in Dubai. More

New $50 million GE engine-testing facility shows long-term vision
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Unlike public companies that have to show improvements every three months, StandardAero invests for the long term. That's one of the reasons the huge Winnipeg engine-repair operation teamed up with GE Aviation to build the $50 million GE Aviation Engine Testing, Research and Development Center that recently had its official opening. What better way to position yourself to get maintenance, repair and overhaul work for new engines GE develops than to actually manage the facility where the testing occurs. 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.
***Save 10 percent off your next posting — Click here for a coupon.


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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