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ARSA Concludes Successful 2014 Annual Repair Symposium
From March 19-21, ARSA held its 2014 Annual Repair Symposium. The event highlighted the association's legislative and regulatory successes this year and provided members with up-to-date information critical to navigating the current regulatory environment.
Symposium: Legislative Day
A light, steady rain could not dampen the enthusiasm of ARSA members in Washington on March 19. Legislative Day attendees crisscrossed Capitol Hill, piling into the elevators of the various House and Senate office buildings to directly engage staff and members of congress on key issues for the aviation maintenance industry.
It Works: Symposium Engagement Creates FAA Action
FAA representatives attending the 2014 symposium promised to look into a matter regarding an instruction discrepancy on FAA Form 8130-3s for new articles. The agency subsequently verified that proper instruction is being provided and agreed to issue an internal memorandum to ensure its personnel are not incorrectly advising industry.
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ARSA Honors Neil R. Eisner
On Thursday, March 20th, ARSA Managing Director and General Council Marshall S. Filler presented the Leo Weston Award for Excellence in Government Service to Neil Eisner. The Weston Award, which was created in 2006, is given regularly by ARSA to individuals who have made a lasting impact on the practice of good government.
Get the Recognition Your Company — and Industry — Deserve: Support ARSA's Leading Edge Public Television Documentary Project
ARSA announces an exciting opportunity for members to help publicize the positive impact of our industry. The association has contracted with Leading Edge to produce a series of videos about aviation maintenance ... and you can play a starring role
FAA to Consider Drug & Alcohol (D&A) Tests for Foreign Repair Stations
On March 13, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that to comply with a congressional mandate it is seeking comments on an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that would require drug and alcohol testing of maintenance personnel who work on aircraft operated by U.S. air carriers (part 121) in facilities outside the United States.
ARSA and TeamSAI Deliver Global MRO Economic Assessment
On March 12, ARSA and TeamSAI Consulting (TeamSAI) released the 2014 Global MRO Market Economic Assessment. The next day, ARSA used the report's findings to illustrate for Congress the significant economic impact the industry has in communities across the country and urged lawmakers to keep the sector's contributions and safety record in mind when considering legislative proposals.
Obama Submits FY 2015 Budget Proposal
On March 4, President Obama submitted his fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget to Congress and the aviation industry was distinctly in his crosshairs.
ARSA President Gary Jordan provided members with an overview of the association's recent activities and goals in remarks delivered at the 2014 Annual Repair Symposium's Membership Meeting and Breakfast. The text of Mr. Jordan's prepared remarks is provided in this edition of the hotline in place of Legal Briefs in order to provide members with a comprehensive year-in-review.
ARSA VP of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher highlights the success of Legislative Day, the delivery of the 2014 Global Economic Assessment to Capitol Hill, and looks forward to the pivotal mid-term elections in November.
An Overview of the FAA — Tomorrow
In the final installment of his series on FAA oversight, Larry Richards explores the development of the Safety Assurance System (SAS).
Final Documents/ Your Two Cents
This list includes Federal Register publications, such as final rules, advisory circulars, and policy statements, as well as proposed rules and policies of interest to ARSA members.
Import Classification for Repair Stations
Jason Dickstein provides the second in a series of four articles on importing aircraft parts into the United States by looking more closely at the basic harmonized tariff codes applicable to various components.
Seller Beware — Measure Twice Cut Once
This month, Steven Pazar underscores the vital importance of seller's due diligence in the sale of a business.
Member Spotlight: TIMCO Aviation Services — Greensboro, NC
TIMCO Aviation Services was founded in 1990 with a core business of airframe base maintenance. It has since added a variety of shop and line-maintenance services and in February 2014 became a stand-alone subsidiary of HAECO — one of the largest providers of MRO services in the world. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., and the recent subject of a visit from CNBC's Where the Jobs Are, TIMCO businesses operate at locations throughout the United States.
Have You Seen this Person? — Jeh Johnson
Each month, the hotline spotlights key regulatory, legislative, and business leaders making important contributions to the aviation industry. This month we look at Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security.
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ARSA recently updated its menu of advertising opportunities for arsa.org, the hotline and the ARSA Dispatch. Take advantage of these great opportunities today to showcase your company, a new product or event.
Exhibit, Sponsor the 2015 Repair Symposium
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.
A Member Asked ...
Q: My FAA-certificated part 145 repair station is located on or adjacent to an airport, but I haven't been contacted by the Transportation Security Administration regarding compliance with the new security rule (49 CFR § 1554). What do I need to do?
Check Out ARSA's Library of Recorded Webinars and Online Training Classes
ARSA's online training classes and webinars are now available for member purchase. Check back often as courses will be continually added.
AVMRO Industry Roundup
ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play in their communities by providing jobs and economic opportunities and in civic engagement. These are some of this month's top stories highlighting the industry's contributions.
Fleet-Related Dynamics in the Asia Pacific To Influence the Demand For Qualified Technical Personnel
With the growing appetite of Asian travelers as concerns cheap air travel solutions, most of the major aircraft manufacturers have released a number of impressive forecasts with regard to aircraft demand in the Asia Pacific. However, as there are signs that the local fleets are actually outgrowing the existing demand, local carriers will probably not be the only ones to face certain challenges.
To provide more international coverage, ARSA presents a monthly roundup of world events pertaining to the industry
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