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Sarah Says: Into Tomorrow
This month, ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod discusses her experience representing ARSA before the Indonesian aviation community. To read MacLeod’s blog, as well as other commentary issued during the month of May, please visit http://blog.arsa.org/
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DOT OIG Report Highlights Opportunities to Improve Oversight
The FAA has been too slow in shifting to risk-based oversight of the aviation maintenance industry, a report released by the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General (OIG) found. To improve regulation of the aviation maintenance industry, ARSA believes the OIG should ensure the FAA issues regulations in strict accordance with statutes; provides clear, concise guidance material to its workforce and the public; and enforces the regulations uniformly and consistently.
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MacLeod Addresses AMROI
ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod grew the association's global profile at Aviation MRO Indonesia and gave the international key note address about strengthening bilateral regulatory cooperation.
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Obama Fills FAA Deputy Spot with Aviation Exec
President Barack Obama announced he will nominate Michael Whitaker, a former aviation industry executive, to serve as the FAA's deputy administrator. Whitaker’s service will become effective upon the president’s official nomination.
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Funding Opportunities for Partnerships with Higher Education
ARSA strives to help with opportunities to train the future workers and leaders of the aviation industry, including fostering partnerships with local trade schools. Two federal grant opportunities are available to fund partnerships between your repair station and higher education institutions.
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Appeals Court Unpins NLRB Poster Rule
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed a lower court decision and struck down a 2010 National Labor Relations Board regulation requiring most private-sector employers to post a government-drafted notice of employee rights.
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Join ARSA's Grassroots Efforts
Don't let the industry's opponents tell our story — visit ARSAaction.org for the political resources to fight for contract maintenance.
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LEGISLATIVE NEWS


Lawmaker Unveils Bill to Jump-Start Small Aircraft Innovation
Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., introduced legislation that would cut regulations on the general aviation industry to improve safety, decrease costs and unleash private-sector creativity.
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Bipartisan, Bicameral Leaders Launch Tax Reform Campaign
Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and House Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., have joined forces to launch an online comprehensive tax reform campaign aimed at bringing in families and job creators to weigh in on the conversation.
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LEGAL BRIEFS


Keeping it on the Record
Legal Briefs explores how the contracts a facility enters into with air carriers and sub-contractors can help ensure and document its compliance with the regulations.
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ARSA ON THE HILL

ARSA's legislation team continued implementing its "lift the ban" lobbying effort, ensured Capitol Hill understands the facts about the DOT OIG repair stations report, held a webinar about the lawmaking process, and revamped its government affairs committee.
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FINAL DOCUMENTS/ YOUR TWO CENTS

This list includes Federal Register publications, such as final rules, Advisory Circulars, and policy statements, as well as proposed rules and policies of interest to ARSA members.
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QUALITY TIME


Liquidated Damages — A Remedy for Breach of Contract
The "flow down" provision is a common tool used by a prime contractor to simplify the preparation of a subcontract agreement. Rather than repeat and revise the provisions of its prime contract in the actual subcontract document, the prime contractor uses a flow down clause to protect itself from a drafting gap between the two documents.
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MEMBERSHIP


Member Spotlight: Liebherr-Aerospace, Saline
Liebherr-Aerospace Saline Ltd., located in Saline, Mich., provides a full range of repair and customer support services to aircraft operators based in the Americas.
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Have You Seen This Person?
Each month, The Hotline spotlights key regulatory, legislative, and business leaders making important contributions to the aviation industry. This month we look at Calvin Scovel, inspector general for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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A Member Asked ...
Question: Can we write a contract to "overhaul" an article under §43.2 without the testing, as some in the industry suggest?
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Check Out ARSA's Library of Recorded Webinars and Online Training Classes
ARSA is pleased to announce that recorded online training classes and webinars are now available for member purchase. Check back often as courses will be continually added. The association will resume live, weekly webinars June 5. The next webinar, titled "Major/Minor Primer," will feature Sarah MacLeod, managing member, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, and executive director, ARSA.
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Get 10 Percent Off on Membership Dues by Using ARSA's Members Getting Members Program
The best form of advertising is word of mouth. Use the Members Getting Members Toolkit to recruit an ARSA member and your company will receive a discounted membership rate for your next membership term.
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Advertise Today in ARSA's Newsletters and Website!
ARSA recently updated its menu of advertising opportunities for arsa.org, The Hotline and the ARSA Dispatch. Take advantage of these great opportunities today to showcase your company, a new product or event.
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Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring the 2014 Repair Symposium?
As the maintenance industry's top event devoted exclusively to regulatory compliance, the ARSA Symposium attracts a highly qualified professional audience. Use this opportunity to promote your company while showing support for ARSA.
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POSITIVE PUBLICITY

As part of ARSA's ongoing Positive Publicity Campaign, the association is actively working to enhance the media's understanding of our $65 billion industry and its vital importance to global civil aviation. To accomplish this goal, ARSA monitors media coverage about aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations provide their communities in jobs, economic opportunities and community involvement. These are some of this month's top stories highlighting the industry's contributions..
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS


West Africa Considers Launching Aviation Maintenance Operation
The Economic Community of West Africa Nations, which is made up of 15 countries, recently began studying the feasibility of establishing an aviation MRO facility for aircraft in the region.
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International Roundup
To provide more international coverage, ARSA presents a monthly roundup of world events pertaining to the industry.
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REGULATORY COMPLIANCE TRAINING

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