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MacLeod to Present Part 145 Webinar at Noon Today
This course covers 14 CFR Part 145, which governs FAA-certificated repair stations. The instructor discusses the rule and applicable guidance material and gives real-world examples of how the regulations and business do (or should) intersect. This curriculum is beneficial for management, supervisors, administrative personnel, and persons issuing approvals for return to service.

The association offers weekly webinars with experts from Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein to address a variety of business and compliance issues confronting the aviation industry. Instructors will work off a PowerPoint presentation that will be provided to participants.

The association will hold its next webinar, titled "Part 145 Primer" and featuring Sarah MacLeod, Managing Member, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, and Executive Director, ARSA, today at noon (eastern).

Please click here to register for today's webinar or to learn more about ARSA's online training offerings.
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A Facility Visit a Day Keeps Bad Policy Away
One of the challenges ARSA faces on Capitol Hill is that many lawmakers don't even know the aviation maintenance industry exists. That is why it's so important to invite elected officials to get a firsthand look at repair stations and the great contributions your company is making to the local economy and aviation safety.

The repair station security rule mandates and the subsequent ban on FAA foreign repair station certificates are an unfortunate example of ill-conceived policies enacted by those who don't understand how the industry operates. VISION-100 (FAA reauthorization legislation enacted in 2003) required the Transportation Security Administration to issue security rules for all repair stations by August 2004. When the TSA failed to meet that deadline in 2007, lawmakers demanded the security regulations be completed by August 2008. The penalty for failure to comply: the FAA would be prohibited from issuing new foreign repair station certifications.

Nearly 10 years later, the TSA has failed to issue final repair station security regulations and the FAA prohibition has been in effect for over four years. Even if you're not looking to open an overseas repair station, you should be concerned. The longer the ban is in place, the greater is the chance foreign civil aviation authorities will retaliate by refusing to issue certifications to U.S. repair stations, which will hinder the ability of companies to service overseas customers.

To prevent these harmful policies while pushing legislation that will help the industry (such as permitting the ban on FAA foreign repair station certificates), individual companies need to engage their lawmakers. Facility visits are the best way to introduce policymakers to your company, your employees and your industry. ARSA is standing by to facilitate these visits. Please contact us if you would like help identifying candidates. If you have a lawmaker or candidate visiting your facility, please let ARSA know ahead of time so we can provide you with an update on hot legislative issues and feature your company in the hotline. Remember, congressional staff visiting your facility is as important as the actual member of Congress. These tours are a great way to raise the visibility of your company and your industry.

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ARSA Blog: Media: Stop Rushing to Judgment
This week, ARSA Vice President of Communications, Policy & Planning Eric R. Byer discusses last weekend's Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crash at San Francisco International Airport.
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Janco Receives Coveted Aviation Education Award
On July 3, the National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education announced the induction of Tony Janco into the Crown Circle, an award recognizing excellence in leadership and innovation in aerospace education.

Janco, the 2011 recipient of ARSA's Leo Westin Award, has more than 35 years of experience in aviation maintenance and now advises the FAA Aircraft Maintenance Division. Over the past four decades, he has developed programs to provide hands-on maintenance experience for kids and worked to draw more students into aviation repair careers.

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ACA Employer Mandate Penalty Postponed Till 2015
On July 2, the Obama administration announced the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) will be delayed one year, until Jan. 1, 2015. The White House says it will use that time to simplify and streamline the reporting process, while allowing businesses more time to understand and plan for the implementation of the mandate.

The postponed provision requires businesses with 50 or more "full-time equivalent" employees to offer "affordable," "minimum essential" health coverage to individuals working more than 30 hours per week, or be subject to tax penalties.

Meanwhile, enrollment in the health insurance marketplace will still be available starting Oct. 1, 2013, though it remains unclear who will be eligible for government subsidies on plans as employers will not yet be required to report their coverage. The individual mandate, which requires most Americans to have insurance to avoid a tax penalty, will also begin on the original date, Jan. 1, 2014.

Stay tuned to ARSA for updates about the implementation of this significant healthcare law.

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ICA Resource Page Catalogues Background, ARSA Efforts
ARSA recently launched an issue page to provide background and a history of the association's work to ensure Instructions for Continued Airworthiness is made available at a fair and reasonable price to operators and maintenance providers. The association's ICA Efforts page will also feature the latest updates — from FAA letters to ARSA comments — regarding ICA policy.

Learn more about what ARSA is doing to improve the aviation maintenance industry's accessibility to this critical, required information.

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FAA Launches Guide on Exemption-Seeking
The FAA recently unveiled an online training program to assist in submitting petitions for exemption.

The guidance provides answers to frequently asked questions, information on what to include in a petition, an introduction to two useful websites, a petitions for exemption glossary and a link to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

The online tool also addresses how to submit petitions and how long granted exemptions generally last. Newcomers to the petitions for exemption submission process are encouraged to check out all of the FAA's petition offerings at www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking.

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FAA Safety Briefing July/August 2013
The July/August 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on airman preparedness. Articles explore procedures, techniques, and equipment that can help you stay ahead of the aviation safety curve and prepare for the unexpected. The feature articles in this issue include "What Would MacGyver Do?" — a look into aviation survival equipment; "Defensive Flying" — being prepared for the unexpected; and "Beyond the Checklist" — little things that can make a big difference when it comes to safety.
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ARSA Publications: Summer Sale
From June 21 through Sept. 20, take advantage of the ARSA summer publications sale — buy one publication, and get another one absolutely free!

Summer is all about lazy days with a good book. We don't have romance or mysteries, but who says an ARSA publication isn't just as good to read while lying on the beach?

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ARSA's monthly publication the hotline reaches readers in hundreds of member companies, including certificated repair stations, manufacturers, air carriers and suppliers. ARSA members and federal employees receive the newsletter free of charge.

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Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring the 2014 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.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


2 Killed, 182 Hospitalized as S. Korean Jet Crash-Lands in San Francisco
The Washington Post
At least two passengers were killed and scores were recently injured after a Boeing 777 airliner arriving from South Korea crash-landed and caught fire on the runway at San Francisco International Airport, authorities said.
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NTSB: South Korean Plane Was Flying Far Too Slowly to Reach Runway Just before Crash
The Washington Post
The South Korean jetliner that recently crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport was flying far too slowly to reach the runway and began to stall just before the pilot gunned his engines in a futile effort to abort the landing, the National Transportation Safety Board said.
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Aviation Safer Now Despite Crash
Politico
The recent plane crash in San Francisco was extraordinary not just because it could have been so much worse — it was a reminder of how remarkably safe airlines have become in the dozen years since the Sept. 11 hijackings.
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ANC Partners with ART for Internship Program
The Town Crier
In an effort to establish a stream of highly qualified job applicants for the aviation maintenance workforce, Arkansas Northeastern College has partnered with Aviation Repair Technologies in Blytheville, Ark., to provide an internship program for its aviation maintenance students.
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Rock Valley Aviation Program Expanding
Beloit Daily News
The program expansion will position the community to recruit new businesses that could benefit from an increased number of RVC graduates with an aviation maintenance degree.
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UND Donates $25,000 to Troubled LA A&P School
AIN Online
The donation will be used to award scholarships to low-income students preparing for high-paying, high-skilled jobs as trained airframe and powerplant mechanics.
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