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Senate aviation leaders press DHS on security rule
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On March 29, Senate aviation leaders delivered a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, urging completion of repair station security rules to "address the economic consequences of government inaction to industry." More

ARSA's MacLeod delivers remarks at MRO Americas
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ARSA's Executive Director Sarah MacLeod spoke at the Engine MRO Forum and MRO Americas in Dallas, the aviation maintenance industry's premier North American tradeshow hosted by Aviation Week. On April 3, MacLeod spoke at the Engine MRO Forum on the regulatory and compliance environment in engine maintenance. More

FAA releases final ICA policy
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On March 29, the FAA released a policy statement (PS-AIR-21.50-01) concerning inappropriate restrictions by design approval holders on the use and availability on Instructions for Continued Airworthiness. More

The ATA e-Business Program is pleased to announce the latest revision of Spec 42, Aviation Industry Standards for Digital Information Security (Revision 2012.1). Spec 42 provides a comprehensive guideline for protection of digital information based on established standards such as Public Key Infrastructure and Digital Signature. A key component of Spec 42 is the ATA DSWG Reference Certificate Policy, which provides a standard baseline for the issuance and maintenance of Digital Certificates in the Civil Aviation industry.

Revision 2012.1 of Spec 42 includes new guidance on the use of Digital Signatures, as well as introducing a new Time-Stamp Authority Policy. Time-Stamps provide an additional crucial level of security by helping to ensure the validity of a Digital Signature at a given point in time. The Spec 42 Time-Stamp Authority Policy provides necessary standardization for the issuance of Time-Stamps.

Please note that this revision is available exclusively to ATA e-Business Program members. After 30 days, it will be made available to the public.

To obtain a copy, please visit the ATA e-Business Program member download page.

ARSA Online: Train to Gain — Registration Open
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Out of practice on the real aviation regulations? Stay in top shape with ARSA online training courses!

Registration is open for ARSA's April and May online live classes on the regulations versus commercial obligations in civil aviation parts sales, purchases, receipt and stocking by a 14 CFR part 145 repair station.

Click here to review the courses and to register. Hurry — only 30 seats are available for each class!

Noncompliance can cost you — protect your repair station with ARSA Online Training Courses!

Help ARSA relieve your audit burden, complete ARSA's audit survey
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Is your repair station overwhelmed by a never ending stream of duplicative audits? ARSA wants to hear your story. The Association recently reopened its audit survey and is asking all repair stations who did not previously participate to let the Association know how the flow of audits impacts your business. More

Aviation industry still struggling to find qualified workers
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VideoBriefThe Piedmont Triad has built a reputation as one the aviation meccas, but it could be in for a crash landing. The aviation industry is facing a labor shortage right now. The news of this shortage affects people like Jamie Bullins, a student a Guilford Technical Community College Aviation School the most. Companies like Timco Aviation Services said they're not getting enough qualified people for jobs, and those who apply are just out of school. Kip Blakely, VP of Industry and Sales for Timco said the demand is so great right now that companies are outstripping the system. More

American says it might cut fewer jobs than planned
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American Airlines says it might scale back plans to certain outsource jobs as it negotiates cost-cutting deals with labor unions, but it gave no numbers. The airline, which is operating under bankruptcy court protection, said last month that it wanted to cut 13,000 jobs. Nearly 9,000 would be ground workers such as mechanics, who are represented by the Transport Workers Union. More

Why we should invest today in 'Airports Inc.'
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With the latest Federal Aviation Administration forecast predicting a doubling of passengers and cargo by 2030, the current funding system is not up to the job of ensuring airports will have the infrastructure they need to handle such dramatic increases in traffic. Despite unprecedented growth and clear evidence of the economic benefits of infrastructure investments, airports expect to have $80 billion in unmet needs through 2015 because of the flawed system used to pay for infrastructure projects. More

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US lawmakers press Obama administration on EU emission law
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A U.S. House committee pressured the Obama administration to accelerate diplomatic action to resolve a global dispute over a European law that would penalize airlines for aircraft emissions. More

ARSA Members Getting Members Program
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There is no better advertisement than a satisfied customer. Members are the best people to get others to join, and we have made it simple — fill out a prewritten letter and send it to another company, encouraging them to sign up. If they become a member of ARSA, you get a discount on your dues! Click here for more information!

FAA Safety Briefing March/April 2012
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This issue focuses on the themes of the 3rd Annual FAA Safety Standdown: loss of control accidents, aeronautical decision-making and advanced preflight. Articles on each of these critical areas provide important insight, tips and resources for improving general aviation safety. More

Positive Publicity

You Need the PPC and the PPC Needs You!
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ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign is the aviation maintenance industry's chief advocate. The PPC tells of the maintenance industry's important role in ensuring a safe and efficient global civil aviation system, and it alerts lawmakers and other key audiences to facts about the industry's economic and employment benefits through important research projects.

However, repair stations remain a favorite target of those seeking to disparage the aviation system. Through the PPC, ARSA actively counters misinformed stories about the industry's safety record and regulatory compliance.

The PPC is a separate ARSA fund supported by leading aviation maintenance companies dedicated to improving the climate for repair stations. For the campaign to build upon is success, we need your involvement and support.

Click here for more details about the PPC, or email questions to Jason Langford, ARSA's communications manager. Pledge your support here.

Delta TechOps named 'Top Shop' by OneAero MRO
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Delta Air Lines' maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has been voted "Best Total Solutions Provider" in the annual OneAero MRO Top Shop Awards. The awards, which were presented to only 17 out of 500 eligible aerospace repair centers around the world, recognize companies with superior customer support, excellent turn-around times and competitive repair pricing. More

Gulfstream prepares to open first factory-owned business jet service center in China
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Gulfstream is on track to open its new service center in Beijing Capital International Airport in China by the end of this year. The facility, which will be the first manufactured-owned business aircraft service center in China, will be run by Gulfstream Beijing — a joint venture between the U.S. jet maker and Hainan Airlines Group subsidiaries Beijing Capital Airlines and Grand China Aviation Technik. More

Columbia Helicopters and Honeywell International expand their partnership
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Columbia Helicopters has been named as an authorized maintenance repair facility for the Honeywell T55-L-712 and T55-L-11D engines for customers in specific countries. Under terms of the agreement, Columbia Helicopters will support Honeywell T55-L-712 and T55-L-11D engines used by operators located in Greece, Morocco, Thailand and Argentina. Columbia is authorized by Honeywell to conduct maintenance at the organizational, intermediate and depot levels. More

MRO Profile: Marana Aerospace Solutions
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Just northwest of Tucson, Ariz., sits a 1,200-acre plot of ground with a 460-acre facility dedicated to aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. It has been in operation for more than 30 years and is generally considered to be the world's largest MRO dedicated to maintenance, repair, painting, storage and end-of-life services for passenger and cargo aircraft. Relativity Capital acquired the facility, formerly owned and operated as Evergreen Maintenance Center, about a year ago and last month officially renamed and relaunched it as Marana Aerospace Solutions. More

Event highlights aviation careers
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Western Michigan University students will have a chance to explore careers in aviation during the third annual Aviation Outlook Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 6. More

Mountain Aviation opens MRO on Centennial Airport
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The Arapahoe County Airport Board of Commissioners has approved Mountain Aviation's application to offer maintenance services to the public. Based at Metro Airport in Broomfield, Colo., and with operations at XJet at Centennial Airport, Mountain Aviation has had a presence in the area for more than 10 years. More

Panel chosen to boost state's aerospace economy
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A state economic-diversification agency has selected a panel of business and government leaders to help build Nevada's aerospace economy. The Governor's Office of Economic Development announced that 15 people will serve in a group to oversee Nevada's efforts to obtain a Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence designation for the development of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. More

MROJobs Online
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MROJobs Online is designed to help connect our members with new employment opportunities. The links provided assist those seeking a new job and allow employers and recruiters access to browse resumes and post employment opportunities.
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Final Documents/Your Two Cents
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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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