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April 8, 2009
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ARSA 2009 Annual Repair Symposium
Thanks to everyone who attended the ARSA Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium March 26-28, 2009 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, VA.

We hope you had fun and left with a lot of valuable information. Be sure to see the March 31, 2009 issue of the hotline for a complete recap of the event.

The ARSA 2010 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium will take place March 4-6, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA.

Make plans now to join us next year!

Thanks again to all of our sponsors:

A.O.G. Reaction, Inc.
Aero Instruments & Avionics, Inc.
Aircraft Electric Motors, Inc.
Aircraft Inventory Management & Services, Ltd.
AirSure Limited
Coopesa, R.L.
Electron Beam Welding, Inc.
Erickson Air-Crane Inc.
Fortner Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc.
Inventory Locator Service, LLC
Lynden Air Cargo, LLC
PAI Consulting
Spirit AeroSystems
Texas Pneumatic Systems, Inc.
The Boeing Company
Tri-Cities Regional Airport
Turbine Fuel Systems, Inc.

Aviation Safety Draft Orders Open for Comment
from FAA
This order describes the procedures for evaluating and issuing approval for repair specifications for aircraft and aircraft parts. This order defines the responsibilities of FAA personnel and designees involved in approving repair specifications for major repairs of aircraft and aircraft parts. It also defines the procedures that must be followed when reviewing repair specifications and what to expect from applicants seeking approval. More

ASA Grounds Jets for Inspection
from The Huntsville Times
Regional carrier's move cancels four Delta flights in Huntsville. Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a unit of SkyWest and one of nine regional carriers for Delta Air Lines, said Wednesday that it grounded 60 of its 112 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 jets after an internal audit raised safety concerns. The groundings, which represent nearly 40 percent of ASA's fleet, were expected to cause delays for passengers flying ASA. More

Delta TechOps Expands Partnerships with World Airways and North American Airlines
from Earth Times
Delta Air Lines' (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division, Delta TechOps, today announced it has finalized new five-year contracts with Global Aviation Holdings subsidiaries World Airways and North American Airlines. These agreements mark the third contract extension between Delta TechOps and the airlines. More

FAA Names More Aviation Safety Execs
from Aviation International News
Continuing a shuffle of executive positions in the agency’s aviation safety organization, which began with the retirement of Nick Sabatini and others, acting FAA Administrator Lynne Osmus officially named Peggy Gilligan associate administrator for aviation safety, succeeding Sabatini. More

Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flights Return to Normal
Operations at Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a Delta Connection regional carrier, returned to normal last Thursday afternoon, a day and a half after it began canceling flights to inspect jet engines. The airline canceled 277 flights starting late last Tuesday, when it told the Federal Aviation Administration that it wasn't certain inspections of 87 engines on 60 regional jets had been done properly. It normally operates about 800 flights a day. More

Delta Extends Maintenance Agreements with Two Georgia-owned Airlines
from Atlanta Business Chronicle
Delta Air Lines Inc. said Thursday it has expanded its maintenance pacts with World Airways and North American Airlines. The two new contracts, valued at more than $200 million, have been extended by five years, Atlanta-based Delta said. More

Increase Projected for Jobs in the Aviation Industry
from ECSU Headlines
Look into the future and see a realm of new jobs in the aviation industry. That was the message the North Carolina Aerospace Alliance shared during a recent meeting at Elizabeth City State University. The North Carolina Aerospace Alliance includes 1,800 members of companies producing services and goods related to the aviation industry. The alliance serves as source of information for its members and other interested parties such as ECSU aviation science faculty. More

FAA Forecast Sees Aviation Downturn
from FAA
U.S. airlines will have almost 9 percent fewer passengers this year, according to FAA’s annual aviation activity forecast, released today in Washington, D.C. Aviation’s downturn is linked directly to the economic turbulence around the globe. Because of the economic woes, FAA’s 16-year forecast for 2009-2025 also predicts that U.S. airlines will not reach a billion passengers a year until 2021. Previously, the agency had forecast that U.S. airlines would hit that mark by 2016. More

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