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Doing an Aviation World of Good
ARSA is the voice of the international aviation maintenance industry, reminding governments, policymakers and the general public of a simple truth: you can’t fly without us. The Annual Repair Symposium is the association’s brightest showcase — a place where we can do a world of good.
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SYMPOSIUM 2016


Breaking Out with Knowledge
Making the most of symposium means choosing your breakout session wisely.
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Bringing the Aviation World to You
In mid-March, ARSA will bring the aviation world to the capital of the United States. All you have to do is get here and the association will do the rest.
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Annual Member Meeting Notification
ARSA’s 2016 annual member meeting will take place during the Symposium Breakfast and Annual Report on Friday, March 18 at 8:00 a.m. at the Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia.
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HOTLINE FEATURES


2016 Member Survey — Your Snapshot of Aviation Maintenance
The association's annual survey has been emailed to the primary contact at every member organization. Don’t miss the opportunity to contribute to ARSA's work on behalf of the industry.
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Support American Jobs for America's Heroes
In 2016 tens of thousands of military service members will separate from duty, joining more than one million veterans already looking for full-time jobs. Many employers, including ARSA members, can do more with the right networks and information to hire veterans, reservists and national guardsmen.
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What do ARSA and Cate Blanchett Have In Common?
Cate Blanchett and ARSA have at least one thing in common: Both are in the March 2016 edition of Vanity Fair magazine. Blanchett is featured for her movie career (48 films, 2 Academy Awards and 3 BAFTAS), ARSA for standing up for the aviation maintenance industry in the face of lazy journalism.
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ARSA WORKS


To see all the ways that ARSA is working as the voice of the aviation maintenance industry, visit the ARSA Works page.


Industry Pursues Clarity on Data Approval through AC Rewrite
On Feb. 8, ARSA led an alliance of aviation trade associations in commenting on the FAA’s draft Advisory Circular 43-210A, “Standardized Procedures for Requesting Field Approval of Data, Major Alterations and Repairs.”
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Chief Counsel "Contemplating" Position on Housing Requirements
On Feb. 1, FAA Chief Counsel Reggie Govan responded to ARSA’s Dec. 8, 2015 request for clarification on the applicability of 14 CFR § 145.103 housing requirements.
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You Can't Fly Without Us — The World of Aviation Maintenance


A short documentary overview of the aviation maintenance industry. Meet the men and women who keep the world safely in flight. For more information, visit AVMRO.arsa.org.

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LEGAL BRIEFS


FAA Inks Singapore Maintenance Implementation Procedures
On Feb. 16, representatives of the FAA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore signed the U.S.-Singapore Maintenance Implementation Procedures. The procedures outline a process by which the authorities will accept each other’s approved maintenance organization systems, a concept that is provided for in the U.S.-Singapore bilateral agreement, executed more than a decade ago.
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ARSA ON THE HILL


AIRR Act Hits Turbulence, Senate Signals FAA Bill Release Imminent
Despite the T&I Committee’s approval of the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act on Feb. 11 and plans for quick floor consideration, the chamber’s FAA reauthorization plan is stalled as concern builds over the bill’s proposal to privatize air traffic control.
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Legislative Day — Preventive Policy Maintenance
With the FAA-reauthorization battle officially underway, now is the perfect time for ARSA members to descend on Washington as part of the association’s annual Legislative Day. By making the trip, aviation maintenance professionals can show their elected representatives — face to face — how what happens in Congress impacts the men and women who keep the world safely in flight every day.
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REGULATORY OUTLOOK


AFS Updates its Kinder, Gentler Compliance Policy
On Feb. 2, the FAA issued Notice 8900.343 which cancels the original Flight Standards Service Compliance Policy, Notice 8900.323.
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FAA Advises Bilateral Partners on Authorized Release Certificates
The FAA has posted a template version of a letter the agency distributed to each of its bilateral aviation safety agreement partners. The document officially advises foreign national aviation agencies that production approval holders may issue authorized release certificates for new parts.
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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. To view the list, click here.
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QUALITY TIME


Controlling Your Imports and Exports
Thomas McVey, attorney at Williams Mullen and resource for ARSA members, introduces the three key areas of export compliance and provides basic strategies for repair stations.
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TRAINING


The association's training program is provided through Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C., the firm that manages ARSA. To go directly to OFM&K’s online training portal, visit PotomacLaw.inreachce.com. To learn more about the association’s training program and check course availability, visit arsa.org/training.


Personal Development — Being Human with CASA
“Human factors” refers to the wide range of issues affecting how people perform tasks in their work and non-work environments. Take advantage of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s great resources for helping build the social and personal skills that complement technical acumen.
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Going Global — A Primer on International Regulatory Law
The aviation marketplace is unbounded by national borders. International markets mean expanded capital and resources, but require broad regulation and guidance which pose unique business challenges. This session provides the basic foundation for understanding global regulatory requirements.
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On-Demand Training Session — Major/Minor
Missed ARSA’s Feb. 24 online training session? No need to worry, access the on-demand recording now (and maintain access to it for the next three months). Learn the regulatory facts and how to train your FAA inspector so this minor issue doesn’t become a major pain in the derrière.
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Regulatory Compliance Training
Test your knowledge of 145.223 — FAA Inspections
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MEMBERSHIP


Member Spotlight — 2016 Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium Sponsors
As the 2016 Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium approaches, ARSA thanks its sponsors for supporting the maintenance industry’s premier event.
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Have You Seen These People? 2016 Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium Speakers
ARSA's 2016 Annual Repair Symposium has an impressive line-up of speakers. Review the list and get your autograph book ready for March 16-18.
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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 rate for your next membership term.
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Target Your Message: Advertise in ARSA's Newsletters and Website!
Check out ARSA's 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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A Member Asked ... Signing off on Maintenance
Q: I have a question regarding maintenance signoffs under a repair station certificate. Is there a legal requirement for a sign-off to list the data reference along with description?
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AVMRO NEWS PORTAL

ARSA strives to provide resources to educate the general public about the work of the association's member organizations; should you need to provide a quick reference or introductory overview to the global MRO industry, please utilize AVMRO.ARSA.org.


Industry and International News Roundup
ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play globally by providing jobs and economic opportunities, as well as through civic engagement. You can explore these stories through ARSA’s Dispatch news portal.
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