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Minutes to Midnight — ARSA Unveils FAA Countdown Clock
On June 23, ARSA unveiled its countdown to the FAA Modernization & Reform Act of 2012's expiration. The current law, which expires at the end of Sept., has officially entered its final 100 days.
ARSA on New TSA Administrator — Good Security is Always Good Business
Daniel B. Fisher, vice president of legislative affairs for the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), released the following statement after the Senate voted on June 22 to confirm Coast Guard Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger as the new administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.
ARSA Remembers: Jay Pardee
Jay Pardee, the FAA executive who was instrumental in multiple initiatives that greatly improved aviation safety, passed away suddenly on June 12. He devoted his 44 years of public service to improving the safety and reliability of aircraft engines and using data to reduce risk in commercial aviation.
ARSA is committed to developing the next generation of aviation and regulatory professionals. Each year, the association opens its doors to legal and communications interns who learn the nuances of the aviation market while providing direct support to the maintenance community. Over the next few months, the hotline will introduce you to these talented individuals.
Josh Klein, Communications Intern
Drawn to the practical application of math and political science, Josh is pursuing a master's in public policy at the College of William and Mary and using his quantitative background this summer to assist with ARSA's policy work.
Katelynn Johnson, Legal Intern
1 L down, 2 to go. A law student at SUNY Buffalo, Kate came to work for ARSA to learn about federal regulation and the intersection of trade associations and government.
Sarah Hartley, Communications Intern
Excited to call the nation's capital her new home, Sarah is launching her career in public relations by helping to communicate ARSA's value to its members.
OFMK Intern Program
Want to follow in Josh, Kate and Sarah's footsteps? Know somebody looking for a great professional development experience? Obadal, Filler, MacLeod and Klein, PLC, the firm that manages ARSA, continually accepts law and graduate student applications for its internship program.
To see all the ways that ARSA is working as the voice of the aviation maintenance industry, visit the ARSA Works page.
You Can't Fly Without Us — The World of Aviation Maintenance
A short documentary overview of the aviation maintenance industry. Meet the men and women who keep the world safely in flight. For more information, visit AVMRO.arsa.org.
Aviation Coalition Shows Government How to Count
On June 4, a coalition of aviation trade associations took the first step towards solving the aviation maintenance workforce crisis by helping the government to define it.
Celebrate the Maintenance Workforce, Help Build its Future
Nominations are open for the AMT Next Gen Awards. To grow the aviation maintenance workforce of the future, the industry must celebrate those young, talented professionals already working on flight lines and in component shops every day to ensure the safety of the global flying public.
The Perils of Ambiguity
In the highly regulated world of aviation maintenance, knowing the rules ensures your business stays compliant. So what happens when a word has more than one meaning? How about when the everyday vernacular departs from legal parlance?
Reauthorization Update: Everything Old [and Bad] Is New Again
News on Capitol Hill is an FAA reauthorization bill could appear in the House of Representatives any day and amendments hostile to the aviation maintenance industry and its customers are once again percolating to the surface.
ARSA on the Road: Filler Moderates at FAA-EASA Conference
On June 11, ARSA's Managing Director and General Counsel Marshall S. Filler moderated the maintenance panel at the 2015 FAA-EASA Conference in Brussels, Belgium.
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.
Legal Waypoints — Are Your Crown Jewels Safe?
We don't think of aircraft repair stations as a hotbed for cybercrime but the shift from the "old school" paper repair manuals and drawings to electronic data and files at each technician's workstation has opened the door to risk. Hear from Steven Pazar about the security of your intellectual property.
Personal Development — The Workforce Crisis of 2030 — and How to Start Solving it Now
It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world's largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. This TED talk suggests a change in the culture of businesses.
Regulatory Compliance Training
Test your knowledge of 145.211(c)(1) — Quality Control System.
Member Spotlight —Texas Pneumatic Systems, Arlington, Texas
Founded in 1994, Texas Pneumatic Systems (TPS) specializes in testing and maintaining pneumatic components for commercial, business and military aircraft. The company was started to provide superior quality, quick turn and cost effectiveness through the use of state-of-the-art, computerized testing equipment.
Have You Seen this Person? — Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing
On July 1, Dennis Muilenburg succeeded James McNerney as the chief executive officer of The Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace company and top U.S. exporter.
Take Advantage of ARSA's Members Getting Members Program, Get 10 Percent Off on Membership Dues
The best form of advertising is word of mouth. Use the Members Getting Members Toolkit to recruit an ARSA member and your company will receive a discounted rate for your next membership term.
Target Your Message: Advertise in ARSA's Newsletters and Website!
Check out ARSA's menu of advertising opportunities for ARSA.org, the hotline, and the ARSA Dispatch. Take advantage of these great opportunities today to showcase your company, a new product or event.
Exhibit, Sponsor the 2016 Repair Symposium
As the maintenance industry's top event devoted exclusively to regulatory compliance, the ARSA Symposium attracts a highly qualified professional audience. Use this opportunity to promote your company while showing support for ARSA.
A Member Asked...
Q: I have a customer who is an aircraft owner/operator that wants me to perform work at his hangar facility on an infrequent, but recurring basis. Can I do this?
ARSA strives to provide resources to educate the general public about the work of the association's member organizations; should you need to provide a quick reference or introductory overview to the global MRO industry, please utilize AVMRO.ARSA.org.
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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