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ARSA coming to Miami for outreach, advocacy briefing
Aeronautical Repair Station Association
On April 5, ARSA Executive Vice President Christian Klein will be in Miami to brief the aviation maintenance industry on a range of the association's advocacy efforts, including ARSA's legislative priorities, recent regulatory actions and new industry economic data.
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FAA, TSA sequesters could impact repair stations
Aeronautical Repair Station Association
On March 1, the automatic spending cuts known as "sequestration" took effect, cutting billions of dollars from federal spending. While a few programs including the Airport Improvement Program are largely exempt, the majority of government investment accounts will suffer cutbacks of nearly five percent.
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Interested in exhibiting or sponsoring the 2014 Repair Symposium?
Aeronautical Repair Station Association
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. All exhibitors and sponsors receive recognition on ARSA's website, in the hotline, weekly email bulletins, attendee materials and video intermission material.

ARSA is happy to offer exhibitors associated with the aviation maintenance industry the opportunity to showcase their product and/or service at the 2014 Symposium. Exhibit space includes a six-foot skirted table, two chairs, a sign with your company name and an electrical outlet (if needed). Cost for exhibitors is $1,000.

Sponsors also have a variety of outstanding options to support the 2014 Repair Symposium including the popular icebreaker session, lanyards, room keys and much, much more. Sponsors receive one complimentary registration per $5,000 sponsorship.

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Check out the new 'Resources' page!
Aeronautical Repair Station Association
In Oct. 2012, ARSA launched a new, more user-friendly website. Since that time, the Association has been working to continually update the site with useful content to help guide you through the complex maze of regulations.
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Final documents/Your two cents
Aeronautical Repair Station Association
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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FAA Safety Briefing March/April 2013
Federal Aviation Administration
The March/April 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the themes of the 4th Annual FAA Safety Standdown: building a safety community, human error, and loss of control — the leading causal factor in general aviation accidents. Articles explore each of these critical areas and provide important insight, tips and resources for improving GA safety. Among the feature articles in this issue include how to avoid get-home-itis, a review of FAA's WINGS pilot proficiency program, and a look at the importance of setting priorities and avoiding risk.
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Peter Turner Named Vice President, Business Development and MRO
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ATLANTA, Nov. 14, 2012 – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has named industry veteran Peter Turner vice president, Business Development and MRO effective Nov. 26. Turner will report to John Laughter, Delta’s senior vice president, Technical Operations and be based in Atlanta. “Peter’s proven track record in business strategy and customer service makes him the ideal leader for the Delta TechOps MRO organization,” Laughter said. “We look forward to Peter joining the TechOps team leading continued profitable growth of the maintenance, repair and overhaul business.” Turner joins Delta TechOps from Rolls-Royce North America where he was vice president, Customer Business. He was responsible for the Americans region and managed billions of dollars in sales growth.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Boeing looks beyond batteries on latest 787 test flight
Flightglobal
Boeing recently completed two 787 test flights that were unrelated to the battery failures. The first of two flights started at Paine Field in Everett, Wash., and landed at Boeing's flight test center in Moses Lake, Wash. That was followed by a short hop back to Paine Field. Boeing did not reveal details about the flight test, but the 787 had endured technical problems other than battery failures.
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JetBlue expects new deals will lower maintenance costs
Aviation Week
JetBlue Airways, whose unit costs for maintenance rose nearly 70 percent from 2010 to 2012, expects to lower annual increases to about 5 percent in the next few years, thanks in part to flight-hour agreements and price caps on some of its heavy overhaul work, CFO Mark Powers says.
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Maine aircraft mechanic readies first vintage plane for flight
The Bangor Daily
Peering through the doorway of his 1948 Luscombe 8E — largely in pieces on the ground around him — Scott Royal grabs hold of a control stick used to steer the vintage aluminum aircraft.
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Airlines, repair stations hamstrung by ban on new FAA foreign MRO approvals
Aviation Week
The congressional mandate that has created a backlog of foreign repair station applications also has forced airlines to reconsider expansion and contract maintenance plans because desired locations do not have FAA-approved shops, industry executives report.
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MRO sector ready for driver's role, expected to spearhead aerospace industry with 10 percent revenue growth
The Star
Malaysia's maintenance, repair, and overhaul industry revenue is projected to grow at 10 percent this year from about $900 million in 2012, serving as a key growth driver of the country's aerospace industry.
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