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Court to monitor FAA's RFA compliance
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ARSA's recent challenge regarding the FAA's failure to perform a court-mandated Regulatory Flexibility Act, also known as RFA, analysis of its 2006 drug and alcohol rules has opened a new chapter. On April 13, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an order directing the agency to provide updates to the court every 60 days outlining its progress toward completion of the required RFA analysis. The first status report is due May 31, 2011. More

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FAA re-authorization at the crossroads: Action needed to protect repair stations
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The FAA re-authorization process is at a critical crossroads. While both the House H.R. 658 and Senate S. 223 have approved separate FAA re-authorization bills, the two chambers are in the process of negotiating differences between their bills in what is known as a conference committee. Of particular interest to you are the repair station and non-certificated maintenance provisions. More

Bravest quote from MRO Americas comes from ARSA
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"Governments don't lead the industry. The industry leads government. And if you don't believe that, then boy this is really the wrong industry to be in because they are way behind us. Did you drink the Kool-Aid this morning with Randy [Babbitt]? The government is going to tell us how much money we're going to save with this new system that they are going to make us pay for. What the? We need to start passing out Kool-Aid at all these things. The SMS Kool-Aid. The NextGen Kool-Aid," Aeronautical Repair Stations Association executive director Sarah Macleod said in reference to how FAA administrator Randy Babbitt and regulators have a penchant for telling the aviation industry how much money it will save with NextGen and SMS through investment. More

Aviation maintenance program flies high
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Since it landed at Northern Michigan University 20 years ago, the Aviation Maintenance Technology program has grounded itself as a major asset to the school. Professor Mark Welke has been with the program since its inception and says it's really taken off in recent years. More



How planes will age is difficult to predict
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The flight of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that blew out a panel this month raises the question of whether airplanes are being kept in service too long. An airplane that wasn't supposed to have metal fatigue problems this soon developed them, sending Boeing, the Federal Aviation Administration and the airlines scrambling to figure out what to do next. More

Director's viewpoint: Harmonization
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Nick Sergi, Director of Content at AMT Magazine wrote, "As we come to press, another EBACE, or European Business Aviation Conference and Exposition, will soon be taking place. Having attended just once in my career, I can report that one presence evidenced a prevalent interest in business aviation. It is also clear that appeal is continuing to grow as the world globalizes, with nations, industries, and professions evolving closer together. And, although business aviation is just one aerospace sector, as it grows overseas, especially in the European community, the importance of harmonization cannot be understated." More

Analyst: Aviation in Wichita, Kansas looking up
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Wichita, Kansas' aerospace and aviation industry is poised to rise again, an aviation industry analyst said recently. In fact, the city's industry should outpace the rest of the global market over the next six years, Teal Group vice president and aviation analyst Richard Aboulafia said in a presentation to the Wichita Aero Club at the Hilton Airport Wichita. More





Please mark your calendar for the 2011 ATA e-Business Forum to be held June 6-8, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, Canada.Held in conjunction with the S1000D User Forum, this combined event will provide a high level overview of the latest developments in information exchange for the commercial aviation industry to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations.

More details will soon follow.

Learn more about the ATA e-Business Program.

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Aviation conference brings thousands to Miami Beach
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Airplane upkeep will be the talk of the Miami Beach Convention Center this week during the Aviation Week MRO Americas conference, which runs through soon. The conference will focus on aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul with sessions on aging commercial airline fleets, safety management systems and maintenance during an economic downturn. More

ARSA seeking information on drug and alcohol testing impact
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ARSA is seeking your assistance in its ongoing legal battle with the Federal Aviation Administration over the agency's 2006 rule that expanded drug and alcohol testing requirements. More

FAA Safety Briefing March/April 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing supports the great safety outreach efforts the FAA Safety Team, or FAASTeam, is doing with its 2nd Annual Safety Standdown. The main Standdown event is on April 2 in Lakeland, Fla., in conjunction with the 2011 Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo and FAASTeam members around the country are holding more than 90 local Standdown events. The articles in the March/April 2011 FAA Safety Briefing complement the four Standdown themes: Positive Flight Attitude, Going Beyond Preflight, En Route Cruise, and Maneuvering Flight. More

Positive Publicity


Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
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Contract maintenance is under assault in the media, with bad press having negative political consequences. ARSA is working to get out the facts about the industry: Repair stations make air travel safer, air carriers more efficient, and important economic contributions. Our Positive Publicity Campaign, PPC, needs your support.

Through the PPC, ARSA has already:
    • Analyzed public perceptions of contract maintenance;
    • Quantified the industry’s global economic impact and positive U.S. balance of trade; and
    • Determined the industry’s state-by-state employment footprint
We're currently finalizing research on the economic benefits of bilateral aviation safety agreements, which are threatened by hostile legislation. The results of the research will be incorporated into messages and materials used during the next phase of our PR campaign.

For more details about the PPC, click here.

Pledge your financial support here.


Delta TechOps expands maintenance partnership with Evergreen Aviation Technologies
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Delta Air Lines' maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has signed a five-year component maintenance and exchange agreement with Skymark Airlines to provide advance exchange power-by-the-hour, also known as PBTH, services to Skymark's fleet of 25 CFM56-7B powered Boeing 737NG aircraft. More

GE Aviation breaks ground for new $51 million Research & Development center
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GE Aviation broke ground on April 14, at its new Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development Center on the University of Dayton campus in Dayton, Ohio. The $51 million center will be built on about eight acres on the University of Dayton's campus on River Park Drive. "GE's new R & D center will be the southern anchor to the Ohio Aerospace Hub of Innovation and Opportunity," said Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO of GE Aviation Systems. More

Aircraft maker may land in Austin, Texas
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A startup that markets its planes as "Jet Skis for the sky" is investigating Austin and Dallas, along with states such as Georgia and California, for a large manufacturing facility that could create hundreds of jobs. More

Barfield signs new component maintenance services agreement with US Airways
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U.S. Airways has selected Barfield, a Sabena technics company, for Component maintenance services. The scope of this repair agreement covers a large range of components including avionics, hydraulic, instrument, accessories and cockpit seats for Airbus and Boeing aircraft. More

AAR Corporation celebrates grand opening, new jobs in Melbourne, Florida
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The creation of about 225 jobs in Brevard County, Fla., was celebrated recently as officials, including U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, turned out for the grand opening of AAR Corp.’s Airlift Group operations at Melbourne International Airport. More

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. More
   
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