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ARSA to host webinar on FAA reauthorization, upcoming legislative day
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ARSA is hosting a webinar on Feb. 24, to provide its members with an overview of the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization debate currently underway in Washington. ARSA Executive Vice President Christian Klein and Legislative Counsel Daniel Fisher will detail the legislative proposals — H.R. 658 and S. 223 — and explain their impacts on the aviation maintenance industry. More

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Tell your story — Complete ARSA's bilateral economic survey
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To ensure strong advocacy, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association is gathering economic data about the international maintenance industry. So far, the state, national and international footprint has demonstrated the United States' robust and positive balance of trade in aviation maintenance services. This data demonstrates to lawmakers, regulators, the media, and other key audiences the impact of hostile legislation. More

House T&I Committee approves FAA bill with ARSA backed maintenance provisions
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On Feb. 16, the House Transportation & Infrastructure, or T&I, Committee approved the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 — HR 658 — 34-25. Despite attempts to amend the bill, the committee left unchanged the ARSA-endorsed language on foreign repair stations. "H.R. 658 will allow repair stations to remain globally competitive and for those in America to lead in the international aviation maintenance market. The legislation protects the 274,000 Americans employed in the industry and ensures the continued viability of its $39 billion annual contribution to the U.S. economy," said ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod. More

Senate approves FAA bill
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On Feb. 17, the Senate approved the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act (S. 223), 87-8. "ARSA congratulates the Senate on approving their FAA reauthorization bill," said ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod. "While the Senate bill is an improvement over the House-passed bill from last Congress, this time around the House has struck the right balance between the need for oversight and allowing an industry that employs 274,000 Americans workers and contributes $39 billion annually to the U.S. economy to continue to grow." More

ARSA challenges FAA's delay in complying with court order
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The Aeronautical Repair Station Association took the Federal Aviation Administration to task for its failure to abide by a court mandate to perform a required Regulatory Flexibility Act, or RFA, analysis of its 2006 drug and alcohol testing rules. In the more than three years that have passed since the courts decision, the FAA made no effort to accomplish the required RFA analysis. Because of that delay, ARSA took the rare action of filing a formal request with the court to compel the FAA to fulfill its legal obligation. More

Senate passes aviation 'jobs bill'
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The Senate passed an aviation reauthorization bill recently night, ending three weeks of work on a relatively standard piece of legislation that Democrats are calling a down payment on their broader jobs agenda. More

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Canada wants tougher helicopter gearbox rules
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Canada's Transportation Safety Board is recommending changes to helicopter gearbox design and certification standards following the fatal March 2009 crash of a Sikorsky S-92A off the coast of Newfoundland. The board wants certification rules changed to require all S-92As to be able to fly for 30 min. after the loss of main gearbox oil, and for the FAA to assess whether a 30-min. run-dry requirement is adequate for rotorcraft operating in extreme environments. More

Safety Management System Scalability Conference for Domestic Part 145 Repair Stations
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To address the scalability issue with Part 145 repair stations, the Center for Aviation Safety Research at Parks College, Saint Louis University will be hosting the Safety Management System Scalability Conference on April 26 - 27, 2011. This conference will bring together a representative population of domestic Part 145 repair station operators and FAA representatives with the purpose of discussing scalable solutions to SMS regulation. More

HAI announces recipients of 2011 "Salute to Excellence" Awards
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HAI is proud to announce the winners of its "Salute to Excellence" awards, who will be honored at an awards dinner in Orlando, Fla. on March 7, 2011 during HELI-EXPO 2011. This year's presentations will mark HAI's 50th anniversary of saluting excellence. More

ARSA's 2011 Annual Repair Symposium: Registration is now open
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ARSA will hold its Legislative Day on Capitol Hill and its Annual Repair Symposium March 31 - April 2, 2011 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. 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

FAA Safety Briefing January/February 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing celebrates the publication's 50th anniversary by looking back on the state of general aviation (GA) safety and highlighting a half century of safety focus and progress. This issue also helps airmen recognize that managing risk is the foundation for safe flying from both a theoretical and practical sense. In "Building Blocks and Safety Circles," editor Susan Parson helps readers get their head around safety rules, safety realities, and the concept of safety risk management to build a barrier to accidents. The issue looks at "Safety from the Ground Up," providing pointers for ramp safety. And there is a guide to the "Small Cost, Big Benefits" of aircraft safety enhancements that can mean the difference between life and death in the event of an accident. More
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ARSA member Honeywell bags maintenance contract from Jet Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines
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Indian private airline operator Jet Airways and its subsidiary JetLite have chosen Honeywell to provide maintenance of auxillary power units for their fleets of Boeing B73NGs or Next Generation and Airbus A330 aircraft. More

ARSA member Timco launches lightweight aircraft seats
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The interior business division of Timco Aviation Services has produced its first "FeatherWeight" 3500 aircraft seats at its Greensboro., N.C., facility. It marks a milestone for the company's plans to expand production of lightweight aircraft seats. More

ARSA members Boeing and GE look to firm third GEnx improvement package
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Boeing and General Electric are looking to formalize a third performance improvement package, or PIP, for the GEnx engine family to return the 747-8's fuel burn to its original target. The move comes as GE advances on twin packages already in development on the Boeing 787 while further reducing nacelle drag. More

Please mark your calendar for the 2011 ATA e-Business Forum to be held June 6-8, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, Canada.Held in conjunction with the S1000D User Forum, this combined event will provide a high level overview of the latest developments in information exchange for the commercial aviation industry to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations.

More details will soon follow.

Learn more about the ATA e-Business Program.

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Mergers mean green for airline painting company
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Airlines typically profit from mergers by making cuts: Combining ticket counters, uniting reservation systems and laying off excess staff. But a spate of airline mergers in the last three years has had the opposite effect for a small company operating among the desert yuccas and Joshua trees of Victorville, Calif. More

West Star Aviation quietly expanding its services
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West Star Aviation was founded at Walker Field Airport in Mesa County, Ariz., back in 1952. The company currently offers maintenance and service to corporate and private jets using 5 hangars located next to the runway at Grand Junction Regional Airport. The company has expanded the services it offers. They now perform in-house windsheild repair. Up until recently, West Star had to outsource windshield repair. More
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Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
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Help ARSA with its public relations initiative to improve the legal, regulatory, and business climate for contract aviation maintenance companies!

Phase One, Step Two to quantify the economic impact of the aviation maintenance industry, nationally and internationally is currently underway, but we need your assistance!

ARSA has contracted with AeroStrategy, an aerospace consulting firm, to:

• Develop an economic profile of the global MRO industry;
• Assess the economic impact of US-EU Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (which is threatened by the hostile language in the pending FAA reauthorization bill); and
• Determine the industry’s economic footprint on a state-by-state basis

The results of the research will be incorporated into messages and materials used during Phase Two of the campaign.

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Thanks to our sponsors:

A.O.G. Reaction, Inc. ● Able Engineering & Component Services, Inc. ● Aircraft Electric Motors ● Aircraft Inventory Management & Services, Ltd. ● Aviation Repair Resources, Inc. ● B&E Aircraft Component Repair, Inc. ● Boeing ● Dallas Centerline ● Erickson Air-Crane, Inc. ● GE Aviation ● L. J. Walch Company, Inc. ● Spirit AeroSystems ● TIMCO Aviation Services ● Turbine Controls, Inc.

There are still sponsorship opportunities available! Be sure to visit the sponsorship page and sign up now!

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 (FR) publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars (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. More

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