Health bill clears Congress
Congress recently completed its work on the broadest social legislation in almost a half-century, as the House capped the yearlong legislative saga over health reform by signing off on a package of fixes to the newly minted law. More
House joins, re-passes FAA, safety bills
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In an unusual amending process, the House recently combined and reaffirmed support for two important aviation bills and returned the blended bill to the Senate, setting up the possibility of a conference committee to reconcile the Chambers’ differing versions of the legislation. More
Support ARSA's Legislative Priorities
For more than two decades, ARSA has been the leading advocate for the aviation maintenance industry. Over the last five years, ARSA’s profile on Capitol Hill has increased dramatically and it is having a real impact on the debate over the FAA reauthorization bill, security, and other issues that directly affect your markets and costs of doing business.
Despite the success, it is more important than ever that we help elect and re-elect members of Congress who support reason-based aviation safety policy and are willing to listen to our side of the story. That’s where ARSA PAC comes in; it’s the vehicle that allows the aviation maintenance industry to speak with a single voice in the political process.
Given the enormous opportunities presented by competitive House and Senate races around the country in 2010, we hope that this year ARSA PAC will be more influential than ever before.
Unfortunately, federal law prevents the association from sending you information about ARSA PAC until your company gives its permission. Please fill out a solicitation consent form here and return it ARSA ASAP so that we can tell you about our plans for ARSA PAC and the ways you can help.
IBM, FAA team up to tackle severe security risks to flight data
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The Federal Aviation Administration and IBM will partner up over the coming months to research a cybersecurity system best equipped to safeguard the agency's vulnerable flight data. More
FAA Safety Briefing, March/April 2010
John M. Allen, Director of Flight Standards Service, comments in FAA Safety Briefing, "Juliet in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" didn't think a name made much difference when she asked, "What's in a name?" In love, a name may matter little, but as aviation saftey proponents we feel strongly that a safety publication should strontly signal its contents. While this publication has traveled for many years as FAA Aviation News, we realize the moniker "aviation news" can cover a lot of territory. Starting with this issue, we are clearly broadcasting our intent and changing the name to FAA Safety Briefing to accurately reflect the publication's mission: safety." More
Controllers recognized for outstanding flight assists
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The National Air Traffic Controllers Association presented its annual Archie League awards to FAA controllers and an aviation flight service station specialist this week. The awards recognize outstanding flight assists provided by controllers during 2009. Winners for each region were presented with awards. More
NAVair launched, cutting-edge aviation management software solution
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NAVair is the new software solution being launched at this year’s MRO Americas show by Cambridge Online, a U.K. based company with over 25 years experience serving the aviation maintenance marketplace. NAVair is the third generation of MRO software solution from Cambridge Online and has been developed to combat the challenges that maintenance organizations in the Aviation Industry face. More
Maintenance Alert for Feb. 2010
The Aviation Maintenance Alerts provides the aviation community with an economical means to exchange service experiences and to assist the FAA in improving aeronautical product durability, reliability, and safety. We prepare this publication from information operators and maintenance personnel who maintain civil aeronautical products pertaining to significant events or items of interest.
Restoring the classics: Maintenance team revives old planes
Staunton News Leader Share
The maintenance hangar at Classic Aviation Services in the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport complex in Weyers Cave, Va., is like a living museum gallery full of glistening aircraft from several generations, their wings crossing gracefully throughout the room. The crown jewel is the 1937 Lockheed Electra 12A in the corner. More
2010 ATA e-Business Forum
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Don't miss the 2010 ATA e-Business Forum to be held May 17-19, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. This event will provide a high level overview of the latest developments in information exchange for the commercial aviation industry to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations.
• Learn about the industry's most widely accepted e-business specifications for data exchange (iSpec 2200, Spec 42, Spec 2300, Spec 2000 and S1000D)
• Learn how the industry has attributed significant savings and operational efficiencies to the use of these global specifications.
• Learn about new developments for the electronic exchange of:
o Aircraft Parts Provisioning, Procurement, Repair and Warranty Data
o Part Certification Forms (FAA Form 8130-3, EASA Form 1, TCCA 24-0078)
o Technical Data (IPC, AMM, CMM, Wiring Diagrams, etc.)
o Flight Operations Data
o Aircraft Reliability Data
o Industry Metrics Data
o Part Marking/Traceability Data (Bar Codes and RFID)
o e-Logbook Data
o And more...
• Learn about new generation aircraft digital information security standards and policies.
• Gain access to the industry's leading aviation e-business experts that can help guide you through the many options and solutions for digital data exchange.
• Visit the exhibit hall and review the industry's latest software and hardware solutions.
Airlines, manufacturers, distributors, repair agencies, suppliers, solution providers and government agencies are all welcome!
To learn more or to register, click here. More
Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
Help ARSA with its public relations initiative to improve the legal, regulatory, and business climate for contract aviation maintenance companies!
Phase One, Step Two to quantify the economic impact of the aviation maintenance industry, nationally and internationally is currently underway, but we need your assistance!
ARSA has contracted with AeroStrategy, an aerospace consulting firm, to:
• Develop an economic profile of the global MRO industry;
• Assess the economic impact of US-EU Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (which is threatened by
• the hostile language in the pending FAA reauthorization bill); and
• Determine the industry’s economic footprint on a state-by-state basis
The results of the research will be incorporated into messages and materials used during Phase Two of the campaign. For more details, click here.
Pledge your support here.
KAC reassures on safety of aircraft
Arab Times Share
Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) maintenance department reassured on Saturday the safety of all maintenance procedures adopted on its aircraft. Head of Maintenance at KAC, Khaled Al-Hilail, said during a tour organized by the corporation that all planes are in good shape due to regular maintenance. More
AAR Corp. to acquire aviation worldwide services
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AAR Corp. recently announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Aviation Worldwide Services (AWS), a leading provider of expeditionary airlift services and aircraft modifications to the U.S. and other government customers, from Xe Services LLC. AAR is acquiring the business as part of its long-term strategy to expand its products, services and capabilities in support of government customers in the U.S. and abroad. More
TIMCO lands new breed of work
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The TIMCO Aviation Services facility in Lake City, Fla., will paint its first C-130-J Model transport plane for the U.S. Coast Guard. The plane is the latest model of the C-130 class transport planes TIMCO has been painting and maintaining for the U.S. Coast Guard for the past five years. More
Final Documents/Your Two Cents
ARSA now keeps a list of Final Documents and Your Two Cents on its Web site http://www.arsa.org/FDYTC. By accessing the links 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 publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars, 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. More