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FAA proposes new repair station regulations
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On May 21, the FAA released a proposed rule that would bring significant regulatory changes to repair stations operating under 14 CFR part 145. "As with all proposed rules, it may create as many problems as it is trying to fix," noted ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod. More

ARSA Online: Train to Gain — Registration Open
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Registration is open for ARSA's June and July online live classes on the requirements of 14 CFR 145. Courses will cover the aviation safety regulations governing work performed by repair stations, housing, facility, equipment requirements, business and aviation safety requirements associated with the personnel requirements and the regulation that governs the application, issuance and work performed under a repair station certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. 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.

Purchase a copy of Spec 42.

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

Calling repair stations in Texas, Ohio: Come join ARSA for lunch
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ARSA is hosting outreach meetings for the aviation maintenance industry in Dallas and Cleveland during the month of June. The sessions will provide attendees with a free lunch and a chance to learn more about ARSA's advocacy for repair stations. More

Groups rally at Duncan in support of aviation
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How important is general aviation to Nebraska? Judging by attendance at a recent rally at Duncan Aviation, it's pretty important. Several hundred Duncan employees, elected officials, businesspeople and other dignitaries gathered at Duncan's new paint hangar to rally in support of the general aviation industry and the jobs it supports in the state. More

First Virtual AMT Day announced — hosted by D.O.M. magazine on Facebook
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May 24 is almost here — and D.O.M. would like to announce it is hosting the first Virtual AMT Day on Facebook, starting May 24 at 8 a.m. "In celebration of the accomplishments of aircraft maintenance professionals, we are bringing together individuals from around the world to celebrate and educate," said Greg Napert, Publisher of D.O.M. magazine. More

EASA orders inspections for Eurocopter EC135s
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European aerospace giant EADS suffered another blow May 21 as it emerged that authorities ordered checks of one of its most popular Eurocopter models, the EC135, after cracks were found on a rotor. EADS is already facing a substantial repair bill after cracks were found in the wings of some of its A380 superjumbo planes manufactured by another subsidiary, Airbus. 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!

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Women in Aerospace Conference — June 1
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Aerospace 2012: Leading the Way is the theme of WIA's day-long conference on issues of importance to women and men in the aerospace industry worldwide. Coming to the Key Bridge Marriott on Friday, June 1, the conference agenda features morning sessions of special interest to women in aerospace and those who hire, mentor and promote them; a keynote luncheon; a series of afternoon sessions on topics of broad interest across the aerospace industry and a networking reception. More

FAA Safety Briefing May/June 2012
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This issue focuses on extreme weather. Articles provide important tips on how to detect, prepare for and/or avoid some of the more extreme varieties of weather conditions you may encounter in your region of the country. The issue also highlights several weather-related tools and resources for improving general aviation safety. More

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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.

Old planes attract new interest from investors
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On a sprawling piece of land northwest of Tucson, Ariz., 120 airliners bask in the Arizona sun like retirees — which many of them are, living out their days after decades of ferrying passengers around the world. Whether the business, called Marana Aerospace Solutions, is the biggest aircraft maintenance and repair operation in the world, as new owners claim, depends on how one measures it: by maintenance capacity, airplane parking space or total square footage. More

LiveTV receives first Iridium OpenPort STC for commercial aircraft
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LiveTV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JetBlue Airways, has received Supplemental Type Certification for the first commercial aircraft to install the Iridium OpenPort-Aero high-speed communications platform. Iridium OpenPort-Aero delivers aviation's only satellite communications service with fully global coverage, providing vital high-speed data and voice connectivity to aircraft around the world. More

Superior Aviation Service, Inc. moves to new facility in the DFW area
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Helicopter repair and maintenance specialty company, Superior Aviation Services, Inc., has recently expanded by moving to a larger facility at the Dallas Executive Airport, located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area metroplex. The move offers capacity for more aircraft and easier access for customers. 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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