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Final days: ARSA audits survey closing soon, make your voice heard!
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Repair stations only have a few remaining days to help ARSA in its efforts to reduce the overwhelming and never-ending cycle of audits. ARSA's survey to measure the impact of audits on repair stations closes this Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. More

ARSA requests FAA assistance to address MAG part tagging requirements
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On April 3, ARSA joined with several of its industry allies in a letter to the FAA requesting the agency's assistance in resolving specific "tagging," requirements in the Maintenance Annex Guidance. More

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!

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 suggests changes to NTSB certificate review actions
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ARSA submitted comments to a notice of proposed rulemaking from the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the rules of practice in air safety proceedings. ARSA's comments propose changes that would bring balance to FAA certificate actions by giving a repair station greater ability to defend itself in the face of agency actions, when appealed to the NTSB. More

Alabama passes sales tax break to attract aircraft maintenance business
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Both houses of the Alabama Legislature unanimously approved legislation designed to attract aircraft maintenance businesses to the state by exempting some of the parts they use from the state sales tax. Gov. Robert Bentley is expected to sign the legislation into law. More

Engine shops visits stretching MRO capacity
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The overwhelming market response to the Airbus A320NEO and the Boeing 737 MAX, coupled with aggressive production rate growth plans by both OEMs, could create a huge wave of CFM Leap and Pratt & Whitney PW1000G engine shop visits by the middle of the next decade, according to an analysis by U.S. Airways. Using basic assumptions about hours of operation per engine per year and data on time between scheduled removals, U.S. Airways projects there could be as many as 3,000 Leap engine removals and 1,400 PW1000G removals due by 2025. More

FAA regulatory environment stable
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No further major changes to maintenance, repair and overhaul regulations are expected within the near future, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, and harmonization of MRO regulations with European and Canadian regulatory agencies continues. "I haven't noticed any 'new' regulations coming through the Federal Register on Part 33," said Sarah MacLeod, director of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association. More

Aviation Week announces MRO of the Year Awards
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Aviation Week presented its 2012 MRO of the Year Awards for outstanding achievement and innovation in aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul to four industry leaders: U.S. Airways, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. and Leading Edge Aviation Services. These prestigious annual industry awards, presented by Overhaul & Maintenance, honor the world's top MRO and aftermarket companies and were presented in conjunction with the Airlines for America's 45th Annual Nuts and Bolts Awards. More

A4A Nuts and Bolts Award
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Airlines for America, the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, reaffirmed its commitment to robust data-driven safety initiatives along with the deployment of infrastructure enhancements to ensure that commercial aviation remains the world's safest form of transportation. "Aviation is in its safest period in history and remains our No. 1 priority,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. More

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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.

The secret to Germany's low youth unemployment
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For as long as he can remember, German teenager Robin Dittmar has been obsessed with airplanes. As a little boy, the sound of a plane overhead would send him into the backyard to peer into the sky. Toys had to have wings. Even today, Dittmar sees his car as a kind of ersatz Boeing. "I've got the number 747 as the number plate of my car. I'm really in love with this airplane," the 18-year-old says. More

Cantwell touts benefits of FAA reauthorization to southwest Washington Insitu and regional aerospace industry
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U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash, toured Insitu's unmanned aircraft systems' training facility and highlighted the impact of the recently enacted Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization on Southwest Washington's aerospace industry. The FAA bill was signed into law on Feb. 14. Cantwell fought to include a provision in the FAA bill that will help speed up the safe integration of UASs into the national airspace for government and commercial use. More

Aviation Repair Technologies hopes to land new business, rehire laid-off workers
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Officials at Aviation Repair Technologies at the Blytheville Aeroplex in Arkansas are hopeful they'll be able to recall laid-off workers by the end of this year. President and CEO Ben Quevedo says the company is branching out into parts repair for aircraft. Quevedo tells Jonesboro television station that the company has been struggling to find customers after losing business from American Eagle, a regional carrier for American Airlines. More

Swire Pacific A: HAECO named leading independent MRO organization
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Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited has been named "Leading Independent MRO Organization" at the 2012 Aviation Week MRO of the Year Awards held in Dallas, Texas. The award, organized by the leading aviation publication Aviation Week's Overhaul & Maintenance, underscores HAECO's achievements in managing its Cabin Management Center service to support Cathay Pacific Airways to ensure aircraft cabin conditions are maintained to the highest quality standard. 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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