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ARSA Member Survey — Get Ready
The association's annual member survey is almost ready for distribution and will be in your primary contact's inbox soon. This is your opportunity to contribute to ARSA's work on behalf of the industry.
Consider Yourself Notified: ARSA Annual Member Meeting
ARSA bylaws require the association hold an annual member meeting at such time and place as determined by the Board of Directors. It will take place in conjunction with this year's annual symposium during the Breakfast and Annual Report on Friday, March 20 at 8:00 a.m.
New Report: Aviation Workforce Flying into Headwinds
ARSA and the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) have released a new report examining the technical worker shortage facing the aviation industry. The study was authored by researchers at the College of William and Mary's Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy and sheds new light on the challenges of finding, retaining and growing a world-class aviation maintenance workforce.
Huerta to Aviation Subcommittee — U.S. Can't Afford "Business as Usual"
The FAA Administrator tells lawmakers about the need to establish "a collaborative, transparent and binding process to modernize FAA's facilities and equipment and match our footprint to the demand for air travel."
Travel the Maintenance World — 2015 PMA Aircraft Parts Conference
For the first time, the Association of European Airlines (AEA) and the Modification and Replacement Parts Association (MARPA) will host a PMA industry conference in Istanbul.
To see all the ways that ARSA is working as the voice of the aviation maintenance industry, visit the ARSA Works page.
ARSA Works and So Does the Government — Contract Maintenance Rule Issued
ARSA's actions on the legislative and regulatory fronts have ensured minimal disruption to airlines and repair stations.
ARSA Condemns FAA's Rulemaking by Fiat
On Feb. 23, ARSA continued its opposition to the FAA's disregard of basic requirements for promulgating regulations. The neglect of its responsibilities is particularly troublesome when unsafe conditions are alleged.
Inhofe Introduces Bill to Expand Due Process Protections [With ARSA's Help]
"ARSA commends Sen. Inhofe and the bill's cosponsors for protecting basic due process for all FAA-certificated entities," said Daniel B. Fisher, ARSA's vice president of legislative affairs.
ARSA Re-Engages on Housing Requirements, Requests CSI Process Clarification
For ARSA and its members, the CSI process is a mechanism through which the concerns of an individual repair station can be made into broad solutions for the industry. It takes time and attention, but the process is a way for the agency to get it right on behalf of repair stations.
ARSA Pushes Back on FEC PAC Solicitation Rules
The association will continue to fight burdensome federal regulations, wherever they appear. In the meantime, grant PAC solicitation consent, while it's still needed.
Double the Paper, Double the Fun
For years the FAA has been allowed to collect mandatory information related to Airworthiness Directives (AD) on a "generic" clearance from the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). On Feb. 10, the FAA gave another notice of its intent to obtain the generic clearance, without responding to ARSA's legal, factual and practical comments.
Because I Said So: A Chilling New Ballad from the FAA
Rules issued by federal agencies must be supported by some sort of evidence, right? Not according to a recent FAA rulemaking.
While repair station professionals and executives should plan to attend ARSA's Annual Repair Symposium, much of the value from the meeting is being replicated in your backyard throughout the year.
One Size Doesn't Fit All
Look around you; you likely see different people, with different roles and specialties working together on a civil aircraft or component. To the federal government, though, you're all the same.
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.
FAA's Proposed UAS Rules — a Missed Opportunity?
Steve Pazar explains that similar to general aviation regulations, the proposed UAS rules do not provide for minimum insurance coverage requirements.
Personal Development — Using LinkedIn Effectively
There can be no substitute for face-to-face interaction, no facsimile for a handshake and no replacement for eye contact. It is true that personal interaction is the surest way to solve your problems (have you registered for symposium yet?), but one cannot ignore the tools of the modern social world.
Big Technician on Campus — ARSA University
ARSA packages its institutional knowledge for the benefit of the aviation maintenance community. Through live, web-based training sessions and recorded webinars, you can access our bank of regulatory, legislative and business experience on-demand.
Regulatory Compliance Training
Test your knowledge on § 145.206 — Notification of hazardous materials authorizations.
Member Spotlight: 2015 Symposium Attendees
Take a look at ARSA member organizations and allies that will be represented at the aviation maintenance industry's premier event. Then ... join them.
Have You Seen this Person? — FAA Administrator (and Symposium Speaker) Michael Huerta
Administrator Huerta is a busy man, but he will make time to join ARSA's Annual Repair Symposium.
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.
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.
Exhibit, Sponsor the 2015 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.
A Member Asked...
Q: I got a notification from the FAA that it received a FOIA request for letters exchanged between my company and the FAA that include voluntarily submitted information. That information is commercially sensitive, and I don't want the agency to release the letters. What can I do?
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 civic engagement, this industry is making a difference in the world every day. You can explore these stories through ARSA's Dispatch news portal.
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