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FAA extends comment period for air carrier contract maintenance NPRM
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The FAA has extended the comment period for the air carrier contract maintenance requirements notice of proposed rulemaking until March 13. The agency issued the NPRM regarding the relationship between contract maintenance providers and air carriers on Nov. 13, 2012. More

Judge rules Air Canada maintenance must stay in Canada
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On Feb. 4, an opinion from the Quebec Superior Court held that Air Canada is required to keep maintenance work in Canada. Specifically, the court stated that the Air Canada Public Participation Act requires certain Air Canada maintenance operations to remain in Canada. As a result, it found that Air Canada's recent contract for the performance of heavy aircraft maintenance checks in the U.S. violated the Canadian law. More

Last chance! Tell ARSA how the TSA's delay impacts you
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ARSA's survey of the impact caused by the Transportation Security Administration's failure to issue a repair station security rule closes Friday, Feb. 15. More

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ARSA Symposium registration open!
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ARSA will hold its Legislative Day on Capitol Hill and its Annual Repair Symposium March 20-22 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, Va. Come join aviation professionals from around the world and participate in this extraordinary event. The Annual Repair Symposium is the perfect place to connect with officials from the FAA and other aviation authorities, as well as key members of Congress and your colleagues in the industry. More

SLU offering $50 for your thoughts on SMS
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The Center for Aviation Safety Research at Saint Louis University is inviting repair stations to participate in a new study on safety management systems. To encourage participation, the university is offering a $50 gift card to the first 400 participants. More

Delta TechOps recognized for innovations in nondestructive testing

September 27, 2012—At an Airlines for America (A4A) Nondestructive Testing forum in Seattle on Sept. 27, Delta TechOps Nondestructive Testing (NDT) team was presented with the 10th Annual A4A/FAA “Better Way” Award. Led by Product Line Manager Alex Melton, the team’s award recognizes a government-industry team that has developed and applied a technology, technique, process, or policy that advances inspection or test of civil/commercial aircraft structure, aircraft components, or aircraft systems. Our NDT team was chosen for their active participation in the development of Acoustic Thermography inspection of critical rotating engine parts. This award also recognizes Delta’s unending commitment to safety and highlights our culture of leading innovation.

State of the Union 2013: President Obama calls for 'common sense' solutions
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President Barack Obama expanded his push for a sweeping agenda in his State of the Union address Feb. 12, continuing his defense of more robust government — and his attempt to cast his political opponents as fighting "common sense" solutions. More

General aviation in the crosshairs
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In an effort to raise revenues to prevent sequestration, President Barack Obama and some Democratic lawmakers have once again put general aviation in its crosshairs, proposing to lengthen the depreciation schedule for noncommercial aircraft. More

White House warns of 'hundreds of thousands' furloughs
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A White House official said "hundreds of thousands of federal employees" could be furloughed if the across-the-board budget cuts, called sequestration, take effect. Federal agencies will begin implementing cuts amounting to 13 percent for defense programs and 9 percent for non-defense programs on March 1, unless Congress acts to prevent them. More

Florida considers helo maintenance tax exemption
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Florida state Sen. Thad Altman has introduced Senate Bill 432, an act relating to exemptions from the sales, rental, use, consumption, distribution and storage tax for aircraft. The existing law exempts from the tax all labor charges for the repair and maintenance of qualified aircraft of more than 2,000 pounds mtow and rotary-wing aircraft of more than 10,000 pounds mtow. More

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Boeing preps redesign to get 787 flying again
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Boeing Co. is proposing a series of battery design changes that it believes would minimize the risks of fire on its 787 Dreamliners and allow the grounded jets to fly again while it continues searching for a longer-term fix, say government and industry officials briefed on the matter. 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 2013
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The January/February 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on aerospace medicine. Articles cover key issues that affect medical certification for pilots, discuss the pilot's role in this process and explain the FAA's responsibilities. Among the feature articles in this medically-themed issue include understanding what your medical can (and can't) do for you, how to fast track your medical certificate with FAA's online MedXPress system, what pilots should know about refractive eye surgery and how the FAA evaluates drugs for aeromedical use. 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.

Demand for aviation maintenance technicians soars
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Aviation career-seekers: Love engineering and airplanes? Good news just flew in. In the next 20 years, demand for aviation mechanics will soar across the globe, and Alaska is poised to bank-in on the trend. More

AAT Aircraft Maintenance keeps on growing
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Dallas Executive Airport-based AAT Aircraft Maintenance, an FAA-approved Part 145 repair station, has added several makes and models to its repair station certificate. More

Baker Aviation maintenance teams with Jet Mall — expands services
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Baker Aviation, a full-service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, has partnered with Jet Mall, LLC to provide a wider range of services to their customers. More

Bluestone Payments

MROJobs Online helps
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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.

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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