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Sarah Says: Time is Ticking — Register for the Symposium
In less than a month, the association will hold its annual meeting and symposium. It is with great pride that ARSA welcomes its members and friends to the nation's capital for a day with lawmakers and then a full program of regulatory compliance issues.
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FAA Proposes Production Rules Modernization
On Feb. 27, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would make changes to the agency's certification procedures and identification requirements for aeronautical products and articles. The proposal is intended to help align regulations with Europe.
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ARSA Urges TSA to Reconsider Repair Station Responsibility
On Feb. 24, ARSA sent a letter to the Transportation Security Administration regarding its initial guidance on when a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-certificated repair station is responsible for large aircraft (over 12,500 lbs.) under the new repair station security rule.
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Security Rule Compliance Checklist Released
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association has unveiled a checklist and recorded webinar to assist repair stations in complying with the new Transportation Security Administration security rules. Additionally, the association is in the process of updating its model repair station and quality manual to include information on the security rule and procedures for ensuring compliance with the new requirements.
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ARSA Asks FAA to Clarify EASA Data Acceptance
On Feb. 19, ARSA sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) highlighting redundant and unnecessary U.S. approval of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved technical data.
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EASA Proposes Technical Records Rulemaking
On Feb. 7, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Rulemaking Directorate released Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) 2014-04, which concerned technical records.
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ARSA Requests ICR Approval Withdrawal
On Feb. 3, ARSA sent a letter to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs asking it to withdraw generic approval of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) information collection request. The approval gives the FAA unfettered authority to require reporting through Airworthiness Directives, contrary to Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requirements and established Office of Management and Budget standards.
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NLRB Re-Issues Ambush Election Proposal
Just when you had forgotten about the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the pro-union entity reissued one of its most controversial proposals from the last few years — the ambush election rule.
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LEGAL BRIEFS


U.S. Acceptance of EASA-Approved Data
This month's article discusses a bilateral agreement between the United States and the European Union that permits reciprocal approval and acceptance of design data used in support of repairs.
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ARSA ON THE HILL

ARSA VP of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher discusses the association's work on the new security rule, preparations for the next FAA reauthorization debate, and recent PAC activities.
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REGULATORY OUTLOOK


An Overview of the FAA — Today
This month, Larry Richards discusses the impact of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 and the creation of the Air Transportation Oversight System.
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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.
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QUALITY TIME


Important Basics for Repair Stations
Jason Dickstein launches the first in a series of four articles on importing aircraft parts into the United States by explaining some basic terms and notions that apply to U.S. import law.
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Company Pre-Approved RFP "Savings" Statement
This month, Steven Pazar discusses having a plan ready with a company blessed "savings" statement for use in certain business proposals.
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MEMBERSHIP


Member Spotlight: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics — Wichita, Kansas
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics began as a small repair station for Wichita's growing aircraft industry in 1964. In the following decades, Mid-Continent became a worldwide overhaul/repair facility and major OEM manufacturer employing more than 175 people in two locations.
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Have You Seen This Person?
Each month, the hotline spotlights key regulatory, legislative, and business leaders making important contributions to the aviation industry. This month we look at John Pistole, Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.
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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 membership rate for your next membership term.
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Target Your Message: Advertise in ARSA's Newsletters and Website!
ARSA recently updated its 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 2014 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: My repair station is not located on or adjacent to an airport; what revisions should this company make to its repair station quality manual (RSQM) to substantiate compliance with the new TSA security rule (49 CFR part 1554)?
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Check Out ARSA's Library of Recorded Webinars and Online Training Classes
ARSA's online training classes and webinars are now available for member purchase. Check back often as courses will be continually added.
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AVMRO


AVMRO Industry Roundup
ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play in their communities by providing jobs and economic opportunities and in civic engagement. These are some of this month's top stories highlighting the industry's contributions.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS


European Parliament Votes to Bolster Aviation Safety
On Feb. 26, the European Parliament adopted new rules aimed at preventing aviation accidents in the face of rapid air traffic growth over the next two decades.
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International Roundup
To provide more international coverage, ARSA presents a monthly roundup of world events pertaining to the industry.
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