FAA extension includes safety provisions
Capitol Hill had been abuzz about the House and Senate reaching a deal on a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization. Yet, Congress once again enacted another short-term extension as the two chambers were unable to come to a final agreement before the August recess. The extension continues taxes and funding authorizations for the FAA through Sept. 30, 2010. Additionally, it includes new pilot training and fatigue rules (supported by the pilots unions). The language is "non-controversial" and is the result of a highly effective public lobbying campaign waged by the Colgan crash victims’ families. More
FAA bill still elusive as extension passes
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The House and Senate both approved legislation that extends the FAA's operating authority and introduces new pilot safety rules, although leading aviation lawmakers expressed frustration that a long-term FAA bill could not be achieved. This is the 15th extension for the FAA since the last full authorization expired in 2007. More
New group offers MRO coverage
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Aviation Alliance Insurance Risk Retention Group (AAIRRG), an entity that provides product liability insurance exclusively for ARSA member repair stations, will be able to offer that coverage at well below market rates, according to the group. The group is the result of an Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) poll conducted about five years ago that revealed ARSA members' attitudes about product liability insurance. More
FAA Safety Briefing July/August 2010
In this issue we focus on aviation weather and its critical effect on safe GA flying. Articles address obtaining and interpreting weather data, developing strategies for avoiding marginal or hazardous weather, and what services ATC can and cannot provide in adverse conditions. More
New program gives FAAers a problem-solving 'voice'
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FAA employees now have the opportunity to share their ideas with management for improving their workplace. IdeaHub, www.DOTIdeaHub.gov, a new DOT-wide online community, allows employees to submit, rate, and comment on suggestions for improving programs, processes, and technologies — from proposals for telecommuting to ideas for making the workplace safer — throughout the FAA and DOT. More
Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
Help ARSA with its public relations initiative to improve the legal, regulatory, and business climate for contract aviation maintenance companies!
Phase One, Step Two to quantify the economic impact of the aviation maintenance industry, nationally and internationally is currently underway, but we need your assistance!
ARSA has contracted with AeroStrategy, an aerospace consulting firm, to:
• Develop an economic profile of the global MRO industry;
• Assess the economic impact of US-EU Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (which is threatened by
• the hostile language in the pending FAA reauthorization bill); and
• Determine the industry’s economic footprint on a state-by-state basis
The results of the research will be incorporated into messages and materials used during Phase Two of the campaign.
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Honeywell signs 10-year service agreement for ANA's Boeing 787
James Davis moved his family from New Jersey to Kansas City in 1966 to take a job maintaining aircraft for TWA. His longevity was recognized when he became the 25th technician at the Kansas City International Airport's overhaul base, now run by American Airlines, to be honored by the Federal Aviation Administration with its Charles E. Taylor "Master Mechanic" award for 50 years of excellent service. More
Lufthansa Technik expands in Bulgaria
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Lufthansa Technik Sofia, a joint venture between Germany's Lufthansa Technik and the Bulgarian Aviation Group, announced it will invest in the construction of new facilities for aircraft overhaul and maintenance near Sofia Airport. More
Kansas City man is given prestigious Charles Taylor 'Master Mechanic' award by FAA
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James Davis moved his family from New Jersey to Kansas City in 1966 to take a job maintaining aircraft for TWA. His longevity was recently recognized when he became the 25th technician at the Kansas City International Airport's overhaul base, now run by American Airlines, to be honored by the Federal Aviation Administration with its Charles E. Taylor "Master Mechanic" award for 50 years of excellent service. More
Final Documents/Your Two Cents
ARSA now keeps a list of Final Documents and Your Two Cents on its Web site http://www.arsa.org/FDYTC. 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 (FR) publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars (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