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U.S. Cited by G20 Monitors Over Foreign Repair Station Language
In a report published June 12, the European Commission (EC) cited the foreign repair station language found in Section 303 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act (H.R. 915) as a "potentially trade restrictive and/or distortive measure" not in adherence with U.S. obligations as a member of the Group of Twenty (G20). The G20 is an international forum comprised of twenty nations which promotes dialogue and concerted economic action by industrialized and developing states.
The full report is available here.
Tell the Senate to "Keep it Clean"
The U.S. Senate is expected to introduce its version of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act in early July. The House version of Bill H.R. 915, which already passed that chamber, contained damaging language aimed at foreign repair stations and the use of non-certificated entities. More
2009 Europe/U.S. International Aviation Safety Conference Presentations from the 2009 Europe/U.S. International Aviation Safety Conference are now available online. Click here to access.
The presentations cover a wide range of topics important to the maintenance and alteration industry, from updates on rulemakings from the FAA and EASA to information on implementation of safety management systems. The conference, which was held June 2-4, featured speakers from the executive level of FAA, EASA, and TCCA, as well as industry representation.
The 2010 Europe/U.S. International Aviation Safety Conference will take place in New Orleans June 8-10.
Support ARSA’s Positive Publicity Campaign
Help ARSA with its public relations initiative to improve the legal, regulatory, and business climate for contract aviation maintenance companies!
Phase One, Step Two to quantify the economic impact of the aviation maintenance industry, nationally and internationally is currently underway, but we need your assistance!
ARSA has contracted with AeroStrategy, an aerospace consulting firm, to:
The results of the research will be incorporated into messages and materials used during Phase Two of the campaign.
For more details, click here.
Pledge your support here.
Town Hall Meetings
A successful advocacy program depends on the involvement of ARSA members. Attending town hall meetings in your hometown is an excellent opportunity to get face time with your members of Congress, and to help the Association develop a strong grassroots program.
In an effort to help members get more involved at the ground level, ARSA will update this web page weekly with upcoming town hall meetings in your area.
If you decide to attend a town hall meeting in your area, tell us about it! E-mail Matt Hallett at firstname.lastname@example.org or Crystal Maguire at email@example.com and let us know how it goes.
To view upcoming meetings, click here.
Airbus to Deliver First China-assembled A320 Jet
AIA, ASD Release Joint Statement On Protectionism
General Aviation Presents Limited Security Threat, IG Finds
FAA's New York Region Airspace Redesign Wins In Court
GE and Boeing Implement Industry Standard: Open System Architecture for Condition-Based Maintenance
Final Documents/Your Two Cents
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