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In the Puget Sound region? Join ARSA for lunch!
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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

Lucky 21? Next FAA extension in doubt
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On July 15, the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., introduced the 21st extension of the current Federal Aviation Administration authorization law, VISION 100, which expired in 2007. H.R. 2553 would continue funding for the agency through September 16. More

Aviation aftermarket professionals face language issues
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The fastest growing aviation markets in the world are often neglected due to language barriers. It is noteworthy, that up to 80 percent of aircraft engineers in Latin America, as well as China, which is predicted to become the fastest growing aviation market by 2014, do not speak in English. More

The reality of evolving aviation maintenance management
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When contemplating moving to a new Maintenance IT system it is easy to become fixated on the capabilities of the competing systems. Yes it is important to understand the relative merits of each system. But it is vital to lay the proper platform for decision making by first identifying the challenges faced by your organization, appreciating the strategic environment in which it operates and, most importantly, deciding clearly what it is that the organization is going to be asked to do. More

Report recommends against LightSquared MSS terrestrial planned deployment
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A new report prepared by the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing Systems Engineering Forum concludes that the planned deployment of a satellite and terrestrially based national broadband service by LightSquared "poses a significant potential for harmful interference" to Global Positioning System services. More

Independent, in-depth Australian MRO study launched
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The first ever in-depth study of the current and future needs of Australia's aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul sector is under way. The $500,000, three year study, "The Future of Aircraft Maintenance in Australia: Aviation Safety, Workforce Capability and Industry Development," is being done by the University of NSW's Industrial Relations Research Centre. More

GAMA underscores progress of General Aviation security
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The chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association Security Committee and the president and CEO of Jeppesen, Mark Van Tine, testified today before the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security regarding the authorization of the Transportation Security Administration. More

US could lose competitive edge without investments
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If the U.S. does not invest in aerospace and technology soon — not to mention find a way to attract more students into engineering — it risks losing its competitive edge as the leading country for aviation and aerospace in the world. 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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Aviation Maintenance Company looks at adding hundreds of jobs in Salina, Kan.
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Several hundred aviation jobs could be headed to Salina, Kan. One of the largest aviation service companies in the world is holding a job fair, looking to see if the community is the perfect match. The aviation industry is no stranger to Kansas. More

Chromalloy to add gas turbine engine service capabilities at Newnan, Ga., operation
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Chromalloy released that it will expand its Newnan, Ga., operation and work force, adding gas turbine engine service capabilities and up to 125 jobs at the site. More

NORDAM elects Meredith Siegfried as CEO
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The Board of Directors of The NORDAM Group elected Meredith Siegfried to succeed Bill Peacher as chief executive officer of NORDAM at its mid-year meeting yesterday. Peacher will continue to serve on the Company’s Board and as a financial consultant to the Company. More

Duluth, Minn., gets assurance that Cirrus will stay
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When news of Cirrus Aircraft's sale to a Chinese company broke last winter, its officials said not to worry: The Duluth, Minn.-based airplane maker's plant and its jobs would stay in Duluth. But concerns persisted among employees, in the community and beyond that the company would move out of Duluth. Cirrus' verbal commitment wasn't enough. More

Lufthansa Innovations has a bag of new toys
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Having Lufthansa Technik show up at an aviation trade show is a bit like having Santa Claus show up at the company party with a bag of toys, and this year's Ebace was no exception. In just the last few months, there has been an ergometer (stationary bicycle) approved by the EASA, a new and more comfortable executive aircraft mattress and a much-improved emergency cabin strip lighting system. 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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