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Huerta nomination hearing scheduled
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On June 21, the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing to consider Michael Huerta's nomination to be Federal Aviation Administration administrator. Huerta has been acting administrator of the agency since Dec. 5, 2011, after former FAA chief Randy Babbitt resigned. Prior to leading the FAA, Huerta served as deputy to Babbitt. More

Help ARSA honor Charlie Taylor
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ARSA is teaming up with the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Association to help honor one of the aviation's great heroes, Charles E. "Charlie" Taylor. ARSA is supporting efforts to recognize Charlie, the first aviation technician, with an inscription on the "Wall of Honor" at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. More

ARSA wraps up busy week on the road
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ARSA had a busy week on the road holding successful outreach meetings in Cleveland and Dallas, and presenting at the 2012 FAA/EASA Safety Conference. More

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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 June and July 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.

ARSA files Supreme Court brief over ICA rules
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On June 11, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the court to intervene in the issue of manufacturers refusing to provide technical data to maintenance providers. ARSA says it is concerned about "the FAA's ongoing disregard for the plain language of the rules, mandated by federal statute, requiring that design approval holders make technical information available regarding the performance of maintenance, preventive maintenance or alterations. More

Register now for the 2012 ATA e-Business Forum!

You are invited to attend the ATA e-Business Forum to be held Oct. 22-24 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The ATA e-Business Forum is the industry's premier event to learn about the latest developments in information exchange to support engineering, maintenance, material, cyber-security and flight operations. In addition to learning about the airline industry's most widely accepted e-business specifications (Spec 2000, S1000D, iSpec 2200, Spec 42 and Spec 2300), learn how the industry has attributed significant savings and operational efficiencies to the use of these global specifications.

Airlines, manufacturers, distributors, repair agencies, suppliers, government agencies and solution providers are all welcome.

Learn more.

US-Mexico certification relations are getting better, but there are many steps before there is true reciprocity
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This website, which facilitates trade between the U.S. and Mexico, either knows more than the FAA includes in its website on the Bilateral Airworthiness Safety Agreement or overstates the current relationship between these two civil aviation authorities. The Offshore Group states that "Mexico's aeronautical authority is now allowed to certify parts, components and aeronautical systems." This quote reflects the general sentiments expressed in the 2007 BASA Executive Agreement, but that cited language is not yet operative. More

ARSA ferrets out obscure petition to obfuscate FAA rulemaking
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The aviation industry used to be a lot like professional sports teams such as baseball, hockey, basketball and even football; the coach/manager of one team was likely to be seen leading another team after a contract ended or a change in ownership or management. Similar movement used to be commonplace in the airline industry but it has diminished a bit; most likely due to industry consolidation and fewer job opportunities. Trevor Stedke, formerly of FedEx, where he was managing director of aircraft engineering planning and performance, is now Southwest's Vice President of Technical Services. 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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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

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.

Liebherr Aerospace expands in Michigan
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Liebherr-Aerospace in Saline, Mich., recently celebrated the grand opening of its 33,000-square-foot expansion with music, food and tours at its customer service center. Liebherr-Aerospace maintains air management systems, flight control/actuation systems as well as landing gear systems for airframe manufacturers such as Airbus, AgustaWestland, ATR, Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer, Eurocopter and Gulfstream. More

Aircraft maintenance business flies higher
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Recently, writer Jon Bell wrote an article about the heavy-lift helicopter industry, noting that Oregon companies accounted for an astonishing 85 percent of the industry worldwide. A recent chat with Bruce Bennett, owner of Aurora Aviation, updates the industry in connection with another segment of the state's aviation industry: corporate charter flights and sales. His brief company and industry update focused on the impact of the recession, the shift from sales to maintenance and the slow economic recovery. More

Growing demand for aircraft maintenance driving TIMCO growth
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If Greensboro, N.C.-based TIMCO Aviation Services decides to expand at the Piedmont Triad International Airport with a $50 million hangar facility that could add up to 400 local jobs, it likely will be the result of several growing trends within the uber-lucrative global aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul market. 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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