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What's the change?
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The Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency have issued a revision to Maintenance Annex Guidance provisions. The MAG, originally released on May 3, 2011, contains implementation procedures for the U.S./EU Aviation Safety Agreement; it contains three sections relevant to 1) regulatory authorities 2) U.S.-based repair stations and 3) EU-based approved maintenance organizations. More




ARSA Online: Train to Gain — Registration Open
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Out of practice on the real aviation regulations? Stay in top shape with ARSA online training courses!

Registration is open for ARSA's March 27 and 28 online live classes on the regulations versus commercial obligations in civil aviation parts sales, purchases, receipt and stocking by a 14 CFR part 145 repair station.

Click here to review the courses and to register. Hurry — only 30 seats are available for each class!

Noncompliance can cost you — protect your repair station with ARSA Online Training Courses!
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ARSA Audit Survey
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ARSA's 2012 Audits survey is up and running. This important survey will help ARSA address the untenable reality of the overly burdensome audit regime facing certificated repair stations. Open until 8 p.m. on March 9, the survey seeks answers to questions that will help ARSA better represent your interests and deliver first class service. More

Obama proposes cutting funding for arming pilots
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Are passengers safer because airline pilots can carry guns in the cockpit to ward off would-be hijackers? Since the Homeland Security Act of 2002, thousands of U.S. commercial pilots have been toting guns as an additional layer of protection in the skies after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Now, the Obama administration wants to cut funding by half for a program that trains pilots, officially known as federal flight deck officers, to keep firearms handy and use lethal force to defend against air piracy. More

Aviation groups aim to repeal onerous fuel fraud measure
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A coalition of aviation industry associations are seeking repeal of an unnecessary and onerous fuel fraud provision that places an unreasonable burden on business owners, deprives the Airport Airway Trust Fund of much needed revenues, and raises costs for noncommercial jet fuel users. More



Lawmakers press Obama to drop private jet tax increase
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A bipartisan pair of lawmakers in the House of Representatives are calling on President Barack Obama to ground his proposal to raise taxes on private airplane take-offs. More

What does the new FAA law mean for you?
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Now that Congress finally enacted a multiyear FAA reauthorization bill, what does it mean for you? The legislation, which authorizes $15.9 billion annually for the agency through 2015, strikes the right balance between safety, oversight and operational freedom for repair stations. However, it doesn't mean the law is without consequences for maintenance providers, manufacturers, air carriers and aircraft parts distributors. More

Air industry faces public's perception of safety
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With new planes — like the A380, which entered commercial service in 2007, or the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which carried its first passengers last year — the discovery of design weaknesses and performance issues is quite common early in the life of an aircraft. What has changed is the availability of this type of information for a public that until quite recently heard about air safety only after a publicly reported safety lapse or, worse, a crash. More

2012 Annual Repair Symposium — Have you registered?
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The Symposium is only two weeks away — have you registered yet? This year's agenda 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 details for the Symposium are available here.

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2012 National General Aviation award winners named
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The National General Aviation Awards Committee takes great pride in announcing this year's regional General Aviation Awards winners. They are all finalists for the national awards. The mission of the General Aviation Awards program is to recognize individual aviation professionals on the local, regional, and national levels for their contributions to aviation, education and flight safety. More

ARSA Members Getting Members Program
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There is no better advertisement than a satisfied customer. Members are the best people to get others to join, and we have made it simple — fill out a prewritten letter and send it to another company, encouraging them to sign up. If they become a member of ARSA, you get a discount on your dues! Click here for more information!

FAA Safety Briefing March/April 2012
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This issue focuses on the themes of the 3rd Annual FAA Safety Standdown: loss of control accidents, aeronautical decision-making, and advanced preflight. Articles on each of these critical areas provide important insight, tips and resources for improving general aviation safety. More

Positive Publicity


You Need the PPC and the PPC Needs You!
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ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign is the aviation maintenance industry's chief advocate. The PPC tells of the maintenance industry's important role in ensuring a safe and efficient global civil aviation system, and it alerts lawmakers and other key audiences to facts about the industry's economic and employment benefits through important research projects.

However, repair stations remain a favorite target of those seeking to disparage the aviation system. Through the PPC, ARSA actively counters misinformed stories about the industry's safety record and regulatory compliance.

The PPC is a separate ARSA fund supported by leading aviation maintenance companies dedicated to improving the climate for repair stations. For the campaign to build upon is success, we need your involvement and support.

Click here for more details about the PPC, or email questions to Jason Langford, ARSA's communications manager. Pledge your support here.


GSO Aviation relocating, adding jobs
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Greensboro-based business is relocating to the Southside adding some jobs to Danville, Va. GSO Aviation works on aircraft repair, something that Danville Community College already has training in. So, GSO Aviation plans to work with DCC to have specific training and hopefully hire students. More

Duluth Regional gaining reputation as 'aviation hub'
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With announcement that Kestrel will be coming to Superior, the opening of AAR in the old Northwest Airlines maintenance building, the growth of Cirrus and the announcement the 148Th Air National Guard becoming an active association...aviation is quickly becoming force to reckon with in the Northland. More

Mechanics check out employer
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They trickled in, one at a time, throughout the day until the mid-afternoon shift change. Then pickup trucks filled the parking lot and nearly 20 people crowded the room: aircraft mechanics with jobs but not knowing for how long. For a couple dozen American Airlines mechanics, it was a chance to talk to representatives of a company that valued and coveted their services. More

FAA recognizes Bombardier service centers' technicians for excellence
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Bombardier Aerospace announced that each of its eight wholly owned service centers in the U.S. has been awarded a 2011 Aviation Maintenance Technician Diamond Award Certificate of Excellence, the industry's highest honor for aviation maintenance. More

MROJobs Online
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MROJobs Online is designed to help connect our members with new employment opportunities. The links provided assist those seeking a new job and allow employers and recruiters access to browse resumes and post employment opportunities.
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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. 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, or FR, publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars, or 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.
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