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March 11, 2009
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Register, Reserve Now!! Deadline is Today! We Aren't Kidding!
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With the ARSA 2009 Annual Repair Symposium only a few weeks away (March 26-28), now is the time to register and to reserve your hotel room!

*** To get the special rate, you must make your reservations by TODAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009. Room availability is limited so donít wait! Click here for complete details.

Room reservations may be made at:
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

Airplane Maintenance Company Opens Doors
from Vietnam News
Vietnam Airlines Engineering Ltd Co (Vaeco), which will now be Vietnam's largest firm specializing in airplane maintenance, officially opened its door yesterday. Charter capital for the firm totals VND420 billion (US$24 million), and it has received its VAR 145 airplane maintenance certificate to ensure operations will be adequate to meet domestic regulations. More

Belgian Police Probe Airplane Maintenance Errors
from International Herald Tribune
Belgian police opened an investigation Tuesday into serious airplane maintenance errors that a government minister says could amount to attempted sabotage. Transport Secretary Etienne Schouppe said the defects at Brussels-based Sabena Technics "could not just be the result of neglect but could have had serious consequences." More

Up to 430 New Jobs to Come to Wilmington Air Park
from Dayton Daily News
The state will provide a total of $5.2 million in assistance to a new aircraft maintenance company that plans to hire up to 430 people within three years at Wilmington Air Park, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher said Tuesday, March 10. More

AA Eyes Maintenance Bases
from Tulsa World
American Airlines is considering the futures of its three main maintenance bases as it seeks to pare operating costs by an additional $130 million this year. The Fort Worth-based carrier, a unit of AMR Corp., is reassessing its needs as it pulls 100 aircraft from its fleet. American has major maintenance bases in its home city, with 2,200 workers; in Tulsa, with 7,000; and in Kansas City, Mo., with 650. More

Workers on Helicopter in Mass. Crash were Doing Routine Maintenance
from CBS News - Albany
A preliminary investigation of the privately-owned helicopter that crashed yesterday afternoon in the Berkshires appeared to have gone down after the tail rotor got caught in cables, said the Federal Aviation Administration. The occupants have been identified. The pilot has been identified as 40-year-old Gary Arthur of Arlington, Va., an employee of Air 2. The utility workers on board have been identified as 26-year-old Dallas White of Centerview, Mo., and 23-year-old Michael Brandon Hill of Warresburg, Mo. Arthur and White are listed in stable condition; Hill is in guarded condition. More

Plane Drops Engine Parts on Queens Rooftop
from NBC News - Chicago
A Chicago-bound American Airlines plane flying out of LaGuardia Airport dropped engine parts on the roof of a Queens business before landing at JFK Airport, according to an airline spokesperson. American Airlines Flight 309 took off at 8:17 a.m., but was forced to make an emergency landing at JFK Airport at 8:35 a.m. after an engine failed, American Airlines spokesperson Andrea Huguely said. Port Authority crash crews responded and discovered metal fragments in the fuselage of the plane. More

FAA Settles for $7.5 Million Penalty against Southwest Airlines
from Aviation International News
The FAA yesterday reached a settlement with Southwest Airlines that reduces the civil penalty it proposed to levy against the carrier on March 6 last year from $10.2 million to $7.5 million. The agency proposed the penalty after it found that Southwest operated 46 airplanes on 59,791 flights without performing mandatory inspections for fuselage fatigue cracking. The penalty could double to $15 million if the airline does not accomplish specific safety improvements outlined in the settlement agreement. More

UTC to Cut 11,600 Jobs
from Connecticut Post
Saying an economic recovery in the second half of 2009 is now unlikely, Louis Chenevert on Tuesday said United Technologies Corp. will cut 11,600 jobs this year, or about 5 percent of its global work force. More




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