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Congress approves 20th FAA extension
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The House approved legislation (H.R. 2279) to extend Federal Aviation Administration funding through July 22. On June 27, the Senate followed the House's lead and approved the 20th extension (H.R. 2279) of the most recent FAA authorization law, VISION 100, which expired in 2007. More

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ARSA is holding a Pacific Northwest Outreach Meeting at Duke's Chowder House Southcenter in Tukwila, Wash., on Thursday, July 21, from 12-1:30 p.m. PDT. Click here for more information and to register.

Norway, Iceland join EU, US open skies deal
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Norway and Iceland joined a U.S. and European Union "open skies" deal amid a transatlantic dispute about Europe's plans to impose carbon emissions permits on all flights from 2012. More

Paris 2011: Irrational exuberance by airlines could spell
trouble for OEMs

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Sanguine projections for equipment demand by the air transport industry suggest good times ahead for the likes of Boeing and Airbus, and increasing production levels by both of the world’s major airframe OEMs would seem to reflect a level of optimism not seen in quite some time. But for Adam Pilarksi, senior vice president with U.S. aircraft value specialist Avitas, the industry faces not so far-fetched dangers that could derail its impressive recovery from the most recent recession and prove the airframers’ zeal to speed production misguided. More

Parliament approves EU air safety deal with Canada
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An EU air safety agreement with Canada was approved by a show of hands in Parliament. The agreement provides for mutual recognition of technical aviation and aircraft standards, which would eliminate the need for duplicate checks or certification procedures. It foresees joint inspections, investigations, exchange of aviation safety data and increased regulatory cooperation. More

Wireless expansion plan would eat GPS signals
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A $14 billion plan that would use satellites and 40,000 new ground towers to dramatically expand wireless communication would overpower the GPS signals that drivers, pilots and mariners use to navigate, according to testimony at a House subcommittee. More

Boeing challenges industry to meet unprecedented demand for aviation personnel
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Boeing called upon the aviation industry to invest, evolve and adapt to support the expected exponential growth in demand for qualified aviation personnel as the company released its 2011 Pilot and Technician Outlook at the Paris Air Show. More

FAA General Aviation seat belt and seating requirement proposal
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The FAA issued a proposal to clarify the use of seat belts and seating requirements of General Aviation flights pertaining to 14 CFR 91.107(a)(3). More

House panelists: Falcone's LightSquared needs more tests
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Philip Falcone's LightSquared wireless venture should face more tests of whether it interferes with the U.S. global positioning system before getting regulatory clearance, speakers at a congressional hearing said. 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
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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.

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Aircraft maintenance engineers helping the world fly safe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There is definitely an upswing in the demand to find good qualified people in aircraft maintenance. "It's an extremely important profession in Canada. One of the challenges is that the skill sets aren't always available," said Shaun Thorson, executive director for Skills Canada. More

Hawker Beechcraft Services announces plans for new facility in northeast US
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Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support announced it has finalized agreements with the Delaware River and Bay Authority and the Delaware Economic Development Office to open a new Hawker Beechcraft Services aircraft maintenance facility at New Castle Airport in Wilmington, Del. More

TAECO opens sixth hangar in Xiamen, China
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Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (TAECO) opened its sixth maintenance hangar at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport in Xiamen, China. The $73.5 million investment in the new hangar facilities underpins TAECO's confidence in serving the burgeoning demand for aircraft engineering services worldwide. More

Airbus awards contract to NORDAM
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The NORDAM Group, based in Tulsa, Okla., has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract by Airbus Industrie, the European aircraft consortium, to produce cabin windows for Airbus A320 aircraft. More

AAR selected as exclusive distributor for Unison
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AAR Corp. and Unison Industries jointly announced from the Paris Air Show that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide aftermarket distribution agreement for Unison Industries' electrical components, sensors, and systems for aircraft and industrial uses. The agreement is valued at more than $600 million dollars over a 10-year term. More

Private aviation operator Kenny says aviation industry will thrive
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Australia's largest private aviation operator, Grant Kenny, said the Sunshine Coast is primed to become an aviation hub, injecting billions of dollars into the economy. The former ironman, who employs about 200 people and has services ranging from maintenance, flight training and tourism charters, said the industry would continue to soar in southeast Queensland. More

Work to begin on aviation building
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Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast in Fort Wayne, Ind., broke ground today on its new $2.3 million Aviation Technology facility at Smith Field Airport. The facility will house Ivy Tech's existing Aviation Maintenance Technology program. The 21000 square-foot facility will triple the classroom space and also provide additional hangar availability which will allow room for the full fleet of aircraft used in the program. More

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. More
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