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Congress Working (Slowly) to Build Technical Workforce
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are shining a rare spotlight on a problem that has plagued the aviation maintenance industry for years: the technical worker shortage. While the federal government could be doing much more to address this economy-wide crisis, Congress is expected to take a step in the right direction the week with passage of legislation to overhaul skilled worker programs and replace the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
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A4A Launches New Website
Airlines for America (A4A), the major aviation industry group and ARSA ally, launched its new website on July 8. The airline advocate says the new site "offers a more engaging user experience and highlights the positive connection between airlines, customers, jobs and the economy."
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ARSA Mobilizes MROs over Drug Testing Rules
An FAA Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) is the first stage of a process that could impose drug and alcohol (D&A) testing requirements on aviation maintenance providers around the globe, and the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) intends for international stakeholders to have a voice in the matter.
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Bombardier's Challenger 350 aircraft enters into service with first delivery to NetJets
AviTrader
NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, together with Bombardier Aerospace, revealed the first Signature Series Challenger 350 aircraft at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY.
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Bombardier Aerospace Showcases its Aircraft, Superior Customer Support and Aircraft Maintenance Services at Farnborough Airshow
The Wall Street Journal
Bombardier looks forward to its arrival at the 49th edition of the Farnborough International Airshow where it will showcase its iconic and sustainable aircraft and share the latest progress on its new programs with customers, suppliers, government officials and media representatives.
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FAA: We're Working to Reduce Accidents
USA Today
The Federal Aviation Administration and the entire general aviation community have been working together for years to reduce fatal accidents in small aircraft by using data to determine the leading cause of accidents.
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Federal Appeal May Define FAA Authority over Drones
USA Today
The Federal Aviation Administration's ability to regulate flying drones is at stake in a case before an appeals board that typically investigates transportation accidents.
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DOT Report Slams FAA's Slow Progress on UAS Integration
Flight Global
The U.S. Department of Transport has issued a scathing report on the Federal Aviation Administration's efforts to integrate unmanned air systems into the national airspace (NAS), claiming the administration is behind on a number of targets that determine if it will meet its 2015 integration deadline.
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DOT Chief Defends FAA's Drone Testing Progress
The Hill
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx defended the Federal Aviation Administration's progress on testing non-military drones on Tuesday after a federal auditor said the agency was likely to miss a congressionally mandated deadline.
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Southwest Airlines Begins International Service to Caribbean
Los Angeles Times
Southwest Airlines, the nation's largest domestic carrier, begins flying outside of the borders of the U.S. on Tuesday, with flights to the Caribbean.
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Etihad Airways, Air New Zealand in maintenance cooperation Deal
AviationPros
Etihad Airways will soon perform all scheduled and non-scheduled line maintenance on Air New Zealand aircraft in Melbourne at its Tullamarine engineering facility.
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Moog Announces Contract with Scoot, a Subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, for Long Term Support of Moog Flight Control Systems on Fleet of 787 Aircraft
MarketWatch
Moog Inc. and Scoot Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, signed a 12 year exclusive contract for comprehensive support of the Moog Flight Control Systems on Scoot's fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft.
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VAS Aero Services Signs Parts Management and Distribution Agreement with Southwest Airlines
AviTrader
VAS Aero Services, a global leader in aviation logistics and aftermarket services, announced it has entered into a five-year surplus parts management and distribution agreement with Southwest Airlines to manage the airline's surplus parts inventory from its fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft.
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Transpo Bill Delays Could Leave FAA Reauthorization in Holding Pattern
Politico
With the haggling over a transportation bill likely to bleed into the lame-duck session or last longer, the aviation industry is growing nervous that the slow progress could spell trouble for the FAA bill due next year.
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