ARSA submits recommendations for FAA's proposed AMOC guidance
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) submitted a number of recommended changes to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) draft Order 8110.103A, which outlines the agency's process for issuing or denying Alternative Means of Compliance (AMOC) requests to Airworthiness Directives (ADs). "As a member of the FAA’s Airworthiness Directive Implementation Aviation Rulemaking Committee, ARSA is committed to working with the FAA to strengthen all aspects of AD compliance, including the AMOC process," said Sarah MacLeod, ARSA executive director. More
Keep it clean!
The most recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension (H.R. 5900) was atypical. Provisions related to pilot fatigue and training were attached to what is usually a "clean" continuation of funding. Including policy priorities in the extension sets a disturbing precedent. What is stopping lawmakers from doing it again? You must tell Congress that micromanaging our industry is unacceptable and that the next extension should not contain policy priorities. More
International Helicopter Safety Symposium 2010
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As summer comes to a close, remember to register for IHSS 2010. You will not want to miss this excellent safety symposium. Early bird rates end on September 3. The European Helicopter Safety Team is hosting the Fourth International Helicopter Safety Symposium October 3- 4, 2010 in Estoril, Portugal. More
AEA survey predicts need for avionics techs
The Aircraft Electronics Association has released the results from its 2010 rate & labor survey to its members. Comparing this year's results to last year's, the AEA discovered a promising business outlook for the remainder of this year and into next. More
HAI welcomes Stan Rose as HAI's new Director of Safety
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HAI is pleased to welcome Stan Rose as HAI Director of Safety. Having been involved in the helicopter industry for more than 40 years, Rose brings a wealth of experience to the role. More
Cost-saving idea wins MoD Award for the Most Business Improving Suggestion of the Year
Vector Aerospace Component Services, one of the world's leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has won an MoD award for its cost-saving method of tackling a repair challenge that was recurring during the servicing of Lynx Main Rotor Heads (MRH). More
Piaggio America adds to its service network
Piaggio America has added three new locations — Crownair Aviation in San Diego and Carlsbad, Calif., and Constant Aviation in Birmingham, Ala., to its list of North American authorized service centers to support the Avanti II twin turboprop. Crownair Aviation offers fuel, maintenance and avionics services at its Montgomery Airport facility in San Diego. More
Timken introduces new maintenance manual and training for aircraft landing wheel bearings
Landing wheel bearings from The Timken Company are a top choice of aircraft wheel and brake designers for use on private, commercial and military platforms worldwide. These bearings are engineered to perform consistently across the most extreme ranges of temperature, acceleration and braking. 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
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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Boeing ecoDemonstrator to accelerate green technologies
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Boeing will develop an ecoDemonstrator Program to speed environmental technologies in the areas of fuel efficiency, noise reduction and operational efficiency. At the same time, the program will be used to ready technologies at a faster pace for aviation applications. "Commercial aviation is in rapid pursuit of its goal of carbon-neutral growth by 2050, primarily driven by technology advancements," MD-Environmental Strategy Billy Glover told ATW's Eco-Aviation Today. More
Erickson Air-Crane names David Ford Vice President of Manufacturing and MRO
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David Ford has been named Vice President of Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) at Erickson Air-Crane. Based at Erickson Air-Crane Manufacturing and MRO facilities in Central Point, Ore., Ford's responsibilities include leading the team that builds, modifies and maintains the Erickson S-64 helicopter, integrating EAC's principles of safety, integrity, quality and commitment. More
Lufthansa Technik signs strategic cooperation agreement with National Air Services
Important strategic move has been accomplished by National Air Services (NAS) when the cooperation agreement has been signed between NAS-Tech; the technical-arm of NAS Group, and Lufthansa-Technik; the technical-arm of the International Company Lufthansa. Commenting on the agreement and its significance, Mr. Sulaiman Al-Hamdan, CEO, NAS Group said, "This agreement is the result of long term negotiations between the two companies for more than a year, and we are proud and happy of this partnership with Lufthansa Technik admiring the ability of NAS to expand and absorb such advanced technology." 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