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Levanto's Lead — The Survey Says, ARSA Works
ARSA’s work begins and ends with the needs of its members. When they speak — whether to highlight a recruiting challenge, note a regulatory issue or demand action in Washington — we listen.
AMT Day 2016 — Making Charles Proud
Charles Taylor, the Wright Brothers’ mechanic and father of aviation maintenance, was born on May 24, 1868. This year — 148 years later — we celebrate his legacy with every safe arrival.
ARSA Remembers: James 'Jim' Ballough, Jr.
James J. "Jim" Ballough, Jr. passed away at his home on May 3 after a seven year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66.
To see all the ways that ARSA is working as the voice of the aviation maintenance industry, visit the ARSA Works page.
ARSA Asks FAA to Release Association's Working Away Advisory
On May 23, ARSA requested the FAA issue an advisory circular on the ability of a repair station to work away from its fixed location. To help, the association developed its own AC based on the plain language of the rules, internal agency guidance and member feedback. While ARSA works to get it published officially, the document is available as a free resource to members.
ARSA's Filler to Join FAA, EASA at International Safety Conference
From June 14-16, the international aviation safety community will converge on Washington, D.C.’s Mayflower Hotel for the 2016 Aviation Safety Conference. This event, co-chaired by the FAA and EASA, will focus on the theme of “Global Partnerships: The Keystone for Safety.”
Continuing Regulatory Education: Instructions for Continued Airworthiness
Since its inception, ARSA has worked to ensure that basic safety information is made available to persons authorized by the regulations to perform the essential task of maintaining the world’s fleets. Regulatory Affairs Manager Ryan M. Poteet explores that history.
The Times Are a-Changin'
Regardless of political leanings, maintenance providers around the world should be very worried about election 2016.
FAA Notice Extends MAG Change 5 Requirement
Effective May 2, the FAA issued Notice 8900.360 extending the implementation date of the requirements for the FAA Form 8130-3 from Production Approval Holders from April 1 to Oct. 1. The notice's language is consistent with the April 14 letter sent by the FAA and EASA to ARSA.
Editor’s Note: MAG Change 6 was released on June 1. To see ARSA’s initial analysis, visit
Employers Have Six Months to Prepare for New Overtime Requirements
On May 18, the Department of Labor announced its highly-anticipated revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime provisions, which will go into effect Dec. 1, 2016. The new standards will likely expand the number of employees eligible for overtime compensation.
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. To view the list, click here.
Export Administration Regulations — The Cornerstone of Compliance
Thomas McVey, attorney at Williams Mullen and resource for ARSA members, continues his series on imports and exports with a deep dive into the broad array of requirements contained within the Export Administration Reguliations.
The association's training program is provided through Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C., the firm that manages ARSA. To go directly to OFM&K's online training portal, visit PotomacLaw.inreachce.com. To learn more about the association's training program and check course availability, visit arsa.org/training.
Instructions for Continued Airworthiness
Join ARSA’s Managing Director and General Counsel Marshall S. Filler for a three-part series on instructions for continued airworthiness. ICA has been a key focus of ARSA’s work on behalf of the maintenance community for decades — turn that experience into your benefit.
TSA Security Rule — Effective Compliance
Learn a repair station's mandated security responsibilities as established by the Transportation Security Administration and get tips on how to ensure compliance.
Election Law Basics for Executives
Get an overview of federal election laws and regulations and learn how to ensure proper political engagement.
Sarah MacLeod's two-part series on establishing a proactive approach to audits is available for on-demand viewing. The sessions provide tips on how to manage an audit process that ensures responses are appropriate, timely and effective.
Public Aircraft Series Package
ARSA's three-part series on the regulations and guidance for public aircraft operation is ready for on-demand purchase. Purchase now and get 90 days access — unlimited viewing — to all three sessions.
Regulatory Compliance Training
Test your knowledge of 14 CFR § 43.3(a)-(f) – Persons authorized to perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding and alterations.
Member Spotlight — Curtiss-Wright
Diversity, commitment to excellence and dedication to the spirit of pioneering innovation continue to drive the employees of Curtiss-Wright. The company has shared that spirit with ARSA for more than a decade — it became an association member in 2003.
Sponsor the 2017 Repair Symposium
As the maintenance industry's top event devoted exclusively to regulatory compliance, the ARSA Symposium attracts a highly qualified professional audience. Promote your company while showing your support for ARSA.
A Member Asked ... Using part 65 privileges?
Q: Is a company certificated under part 145 permitted to use mechanics exercising their part 65 privileges for work that is outside the repair station’s ratings?
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Industry and International News Roundup
ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play globally by providing jobs and economic opportunities, as well as through civic engagement. You can explore these stories through ARSA's Dispatch news portal.
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