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ARSA comments on FAA's interpretation of duty and rest provisions
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
On June 14, ARSA submitted comments to the FAA's "proposed" interpretation of duty and rest provisions for maintenance personnel. The agency's new position effectively eliminates the language in 14 CFR § 121.377 that requires one day off during any seven consecutive days "or the equivalent thereof within any one calendar month." More

FAA extends comment period for airworthiness directives interpretation
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In response to a request filed by ARSA and several other aviation industry stakeholders, the Federal Aviation Administration has extended the comment period for a proposed airworthiness directives legal interpretation. Repair stations now have until June 30 to voice their concerns to the FAA. More

Part 121 rules may come to Part 135 carriers
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FAA, in the throes of finalizing new flight, rest and duty regulations for Part 121 carriers, is considering extending the rules to Part 135 operators, says FAA Flight Standards Director John Allen. More

FAA demands mandatory seat checks for 36,000 Cessna types
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U.S. safety regulators have mandated the inspection of seat fixtures on 36,000 single- and twin-engined Cessna aircraft at an estimated overall cost of more than $3 million. More

China urged to help in US counterfeit parts probe
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The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee urged China to allow investigators to travel to the Chinese mainland to probe reports that Chinese-made counterfeit parts are making their way into U.S. weapons systems and other electronics. More

FAA Safety Briefing May/June 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing explores how developments in the National Airspace System affect and benefit general aviation pilots. Articles highlight some of the changes and challenges of flying in today’s NAS, and provide tips pilots can use to meet those challenges safely and efficiently. Feature articles highlight changes to the NOTAM system, how controllers are working with pilots to improve communication, and what goes into the establishment of a Temporary Flight Restriction.

The issue also explores the transformation of the NAS that the FAA is undertaking: the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen. Over time, NextGen will fundamentally change how the agency manages air traffic. To prepare for NextGen, it is important for GA pilots to keep abreast of what those changes will mean.

Positive Publicity

Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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

As the campaign moves forward, the PPC will continue to highlight the benefits of contract maintenance for global civil aviation. The campaign’s next steps will significantly enhance the Association’s public relations capabilities by adding new staff, institutionalizing economic research, more aggressively monitoring and responding to media coverage, regularizing media outreach, developing model PR procedures for the industry, and coordinating media and communications trainings on behalf of the repair station community.

However, for your Association to be successful, we need YOUR help. Please consider pledging your support to the PPC today and join the ranks of industry leaders already backing ARSA’s ambitious agenda for the industry.

Click here for more details about the PPC, or email questions to Jason Langford, ARSA's communications manager.

Pledge your financial support here.

Inaugural intern program at AAR takes flight
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Two seniors from Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City will spend their summer at the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Will Rogers World Airport.

Signature Flight Support and NetJets Inc. sign deal for private-use FBO terminal at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida
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Signature Flight Support Corporation, the world's leading fixed-based operator (FBO) network, and NetJets® Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, announced the signing of a long-term lease that will provide NetJets with a dedicated, private terminal at Florida's Palm Beach International Airport. The project includes a 10,000 square feet newly-constructed terminal with modern amenities as well as approximately six acres of paved ramp, aircraft movement and car parking areas. More

Bluestone Payments

Dassault's Falcon 900LX receives certification from China
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Dassault Falcon recently received certification for the Falcon 900LX from the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China. The Falcon 900LX joins the rest of the Falcon 900 family already certified in China along with the Falcon 7X and the Falcon 2000 family. The first Falcon 900LX will be delivered in China by the end of this year. More

AAR to provide component MRO solution for Finnair
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AAR has been selected to provide a rotable component support program for Finnair's fleet of Boeing 757 aircraft. The three-year agreement with Finnair Technical Services encompasses materials and repair management for a complete inventory of 757 components that will be housed at Finnair Technical Services' facilities at Helsinki Airport in Finland. More

MTU Maintenance wins Aeromexico CF34 contract
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The engines power the regional operator's current fleet of eight Embraer 190 regional jets, as well as another nine of the twinjet it has on firm order. More

Southwest Airlines is still flying high as it turns 40
Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Southwest Airlines turned 40 years old this weekend, but don't expect the Dallas-based carrier to have a midlife crisis. The airline changed the industry with its low fares, low costs and single-minded focus on customer service. And with its recent purchase of AirTran Airways, Southwest has positioned itself to continue to dominate U.S. skies. More

Macon Service Centre celebrates its first anniversary with FAA
Diamond Award

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The Bombardier Aerospace service centre in Macon, Ga., has capped an inaugural year of growth and achievement with a Federal Aviation Administration Diamond Award of Excellence. More

Final Documents/Your Two Cents
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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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