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ARSA hosts webinar on FAA reauthorization
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On Feb. 24, ARSA hosted a webinar to provide an update on the status of the FAA reauthorization debate currently underway in Congress. ARSA's Executive Vice President Christian Klein and Legislative Counsel Daniel Fisher discussed the Association's recent activities on Capitol Hill and FAA reauthorization proposals in both the House — H.R. 658 and the Senate — S. 223. More

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Help ARSA quantify the benefits of aviation bilateral agreements
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To support our advocacy on your behalf, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association is gathering economic data about the international maintenance industry. However, we need your help to get the facts and information we need. So far, the state, national, and international footprint has demonstrated the robust and positive impact of trade in aviation maintenance services. This data demonstrates to lawmakers, regulators, the media, and other key audiences the impact of hostile legislation. More

Oil prices highlight aftermarket pressures
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New instabilities in the Middle East triggered events that reveal immediate pressures on the aviation aftermarket. On Jan. 31, oil prices hit $100 per barrel for the first time since 2008, soaring on word of protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square. This sharp increase sent international jet fuel prices up to more than $115 per barrel, with those in the Northwest Europe market peaking at just over $120 per barrel. When fuel prices belled two years ago, airline cost-cutting behaviors put new stresses on aircraft maintenance providers. More



Annual aviation frenzy stirs up Washington
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Discussions of the various bills and the President's budget must start with the just passed Senate's Federal Aviation Administration Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act — S-223 — since it is the furthest along the legislative track. More

Senate FAA bill accounts for bilaterals in foreign station inspections
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Countries could be permitted to conduct maintenance inspections proposed under the Federal Aviation Administration's controversial plans for biannual checks on foreign repair stations. More

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Global accident rate is lowest ever for Western-built jets
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Last year was the safest in aviation history for passengers flying on Western-built jets, an international aviation trade group said recently. The 2010 global accident rate was 0.61 per million flights, a rate equating to one accident for every 1.6 million flights, according to the International Air Transport Association — IATA. That is just below the previous historic low rate of 0.65 rate in 2006, and a significant improvement over the rate of 0.71 recorded in 2009. More

United's 757 grounding: What it really says about airline safety
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Recently, United Airlines grounded its fleet of 757s after discovering it had failed to check onboard computers after completing maintenance work. The work was done and the fleet is back in the air now, and while some critics remain concerned about the maintenance failure, the real story here is the strength of the safety culture in the airline industry. More


2011 Annual Repair Symposium: It's not too late to register!
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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 March/April 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing supports the great safety outreach efforts the FAA Safety Team, or FAASTeam, is doing with its 2nd Annual Safety Standdown. The main Standdown event is on April 2 in Lakeland, Fla., in conjunction with the 2011 Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In and Expo and FAASTeam members around the country are holding more than 90 local Standdown events. The articles in the March/April 2011 FAA Safety Briefing complement the four Standdown themes: Positive Flight Attitude, Going Beyond Preflight, En Route Cruise, and Maneuvering Flight. More
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ARSA member Columbia Helicopters receives CARB certification
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The Commercial Airlift Review Board has certified Columbia Helicopters for Department of Defense passenger and cargo operations. The CARB audit examined all areas of Columbia Helicopters, including maintenance, quality and flight operations. More

Organic aftermarket growth boosting ARSA member Heico
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Twenty-four percent year-over-year organic growth in the commercial aerospace aftermarket drove Heico's report for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 of $0.50 earnings per share, beating RBC Capital Markets' estimate of $0.43 earnings per share. RBC points to several important, extremely positive aftermarket trends in analyzing the Heico earnings report. 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.

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ARSA member Lufthansa Technik expands MRO support for PrivatAir
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PrivatAir and Lufthansa Technik have taken their existing partnership, which dates back over 30 years, to a new level with a much expanded Total Technical Support TTS® contract. The main elements of the wide-ranging contract are the implementation of the Technical Operations Management TOM concept with Fleet Manager and service level agreements, coupled with the new Total Base Maintenance Support, or TBS, product. The contract also includes an innovative customer support concept under which PrivatAir's aircraft will be managed centrally by a Fleet Manager. More

ARSA member Southwest's merger plan with AirTran approved by FAA
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Southwest Airlines recently took two steps toward completing its planned acquisition of Orlando-based AirTran Airways, upon receiving approval from the FAA on a plan to merge the two carriers' under a Single Operating Certificate and reaching an agreement with the Southwest Airline Pilots Association on a procedural framework for eventually integrating the two pilot workgroups. More
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American Airlines' mechanics eye global contract protests
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After four years of negotiations on a new contract, American Airlines' unionized mechanics are preparing to take their battle to the streets — and not just in the United States, union executives said recently. Meeting in the Dallas area, representatives of the 22,000-member Transport Workers Union said they will continue to publicly demonstrate their dissatisfaction at the slow pace of contract talks and may enlist union allies at American’s partners in the Oneworld global airline alliance. More

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.

For more details, click here.

Pledge your support here.




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Final Documents/Your Two Cents
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ARSA now keeps a list of Final Documents and Your Two Cents on its website http://www.arsa.org/FDYTC. 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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