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Aviation authorization bill reaches Senate floor
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The Senate recently began debate on a long-delayed measure to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, after a Republican dropped his hold on the bill over a collective bargaining provision opposed by a major company in his state. More

ARSA warns that FAA reauthorization legislation will damage U.S.-Canada trade relationship
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The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) is warning the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about language pending on Capitol Hill that could dramatically alter the relationship between the United States and Canada in the aviation maintenance services sector.

In a letter recently sent to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod expressed concerns about a provision in both the House and Senate FAA reauthorization bills that would require individuals performing work on air carrier aircraft to be employed by the FAA-certificated carriers, FAA-certificated part 145 repair stations, or employed by, and working under the direct supervision and control of a contract maintenance company possessing these certifications.

U.S. weighs aiding airlines with air traffic upgrades
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Airlines are pressuring the government not to saddle them with the bulk of expenses for the planned multibillion-dollar upgrade of the air traffic system to one relying on satellites rather than ground-based radar. More

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Forecast links aviation activity and national economic growth
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The Federal Aviation Administration is forecasting that key airspace safety and efficiency modernization efforts will play a vital role in spurring long-term sustained growth in air travel and the nation’s overall economic health. This forecast, which comes after a short-term period of slow growth in aviation activity, underscores the need for the Next Generation Air Transportation System and continued investment in airport infrastructure projects. More

Goodrich says aerospace demand improving
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Aerospace supplier Goodrich Corp. expects commercial aircraft maintenance sales to start recovering in the second half as air travel improves. More

Airline-fee disclosure may be added to Senate bill (Update1)
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Airlines and travel agents would have to disclose all fees for checked bags, food and seating assignments before U.S. passengers purchase tickets under a provision that may be added to aviation-funding legislation. More

ATO now operating under SMS
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The FAA’s Air Traffic Organization is now operating under a Safety Management System.  This enables the FAA to manage the risks associated with changes in the National Airspace System that include installing, modifying and removing equipment, as well as modifying and implementing procedures and airspace changes. More

2010 National General Aviation Awards recipients named
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Every year, the General Aviation Awards program and the FAA have recognized aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics, and safety for their contributions to aviation, education, and flight safety. The awards program is a cooperative effort between the FAA and more than a dozen industry sponsors. Recipients will receive their awards at this summer’s AirVenture. More
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Ramco Systems unveil software tools for aerospace, defense
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Ramco, global aviation maintenance and engineering (M&E) and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) software provider, recently announced the release of cutting edge software tools for the global aerospace and defense, civil aviation and MRO industry. More
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