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FAA continues to deny economic impact of drug and alcohol testing rule
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In a final Regulatory Flexibility Determination published in the Federal Register, the Federal Aviation Administration reasserted its claim that the 2006 drug and alcohol testing rule did not have a substantial economic impact on small businesses. More

ARSA's Pacific Northwest Outreach Meeting taking place next week — Register today!
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Join ARSA in Tukwila, Wash., for the Pacific Northwest Outreach Meeting. ARSA Executive Vice President Christian Klein will brief maintenance industry leaders in the Pacific Northwest about the Association's activities on behalf of repair stations. Planned discussion topics include: FAA reauthorization, ARSA PR activities on behalf of contract maintenance, and recent regulatory efforts. More

OEMs attack FAA-approved PMA parts in data licenses
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Operators that subscribe to Goodrich-Messier publications must sign an agreement that precludes the use of FAA-approved wheel and brake parts manufactured under FAA parts manufacturer approval regulations. The agreement also notes that use of PMA parts voids Goodrich-Messier warranties and that any operators using FAA-approved PMA parts instead of Goodrich-Messier-made parts "do so at their own risk and take full responsibility for all property damage, personal injury or death caused by such replacement parts." More

FAA issues AD for MD-series horizontal stabilizers
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The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) to detect and correct cracks in the horizontal stabilizer upper center skin panels of all MD-81/82/83/87/88 aircraft. The AD was prompted by a report of a crack in the upper center skin panel at the aft inboard corner of a right horizontal stabilizer. The agency warns that uncorrected cracks may lead to the loss of overall structural integrity of the stabilizer. More

US airlines challenge European emissions rule
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When the European Union's highest court hears arguments that Europe should not charge American airlines for their carbon emissions, it will be a showdown between environmental protection and cold cash. More

Hawker Beechcraft Corp., Machinists renew contract talks
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Hawker Beechcraft Corp. and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers kicked off another round of negotiations on a new contract this week, nearly nine months after union members rejected an early proposal that called for cuts in pay and benefits. The current contract, covering 2,800 workers, expires Aug. 7. More

FAA Safety Briefing July/August 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing presents ideas for enhancing mentoring and professionalism in general aviation. Articles highlight the importance of the attitudes, skills, and knowledge needed to take you to the top of your flying game. On page 28 you'll find profiles of some of GA's top mentors and professionals - the 2011 General Aviation Awards National Winners - who will also be honored at this year's EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.

In addition, the issue's Nuts, Bolts, and Electrons department covers professionalism in maintenance, and Angle of Attack takes a look at the helpful role type clubs play in enhancing aviation safety.

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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Business could bring jobs to Salina, Kan.
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Salina, Kan., is in the running for an aircraft maintenance facility that would bring a number of "good-paying" jobs to town that could give Salina and the area a significant economic jolt. More

Dynamic Aviation adds 50 employees
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Dynamic Aviation wants to fill 50 new positions to support its expanding commercial and government business sector requirements. The company is looking for A&P mechanics with previous King Air and/or Dash 8 experience to work out of its 40,000-square-foot heavy maintenance and modification center, engine shop and privately owned airport at its headquarters in Bridgewater, Va. More

Indian Maintenance Repair Organizations form association
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Some of India's leading Maintenance Repair Organizations have joined forces to promote the nation’s growing aerospace MRO sector. They include Air Works India, Max Aerospace, GE Aviation, SR Technic, Horizon Aircraft Maintenance, United Heli charters, Reliance Airports, Kingfisher Airlines and the Rotor Wing Society of India. More

Honda Aircraft gives tour of new factory
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Honda Aircraft Co. gave a behind-the-scenes tour of its new production facility next to Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C., as it gets closer to receiving FAA approval for its HondaJet light aircraft. 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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