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Congress approves 22nd FAA Extension
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On Sept. 15, the Senate passed the Surface & Air Transportation Programs Extension Act of 2011 (H.R. 2887). The legislation includes a clean four-month extension of Federal Aviation Administration funding and operating authority.

"ARSA is pleased Congress put politics aside and passed a clean FAA extension," said ARSA executive director Sarah MacLeod. "Yet, their job is not complete. Lawmakers must now finalize a new multiyear FAA authorization law before Jan. 31, 2012."
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House checks runaway Labor Board
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On Sept. 15, the House approved, 238-186, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587), which would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from telling employers where they can operate and expand their business.

The legislation, introduced in response to the Board's suit against Boeing for opening a production line in South Carolina, now heads to the Senate.
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787 begins new age in MRO
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As the Boeing 787 nears its service entry, maintenance, repair and overhaul providers are preparing for the arrival of the new-generation aircraft. For Europe's airline-affiliated MRO powerhouses, such as Air France Industries KLM Maintenance & Engineering and global MRO provider Lufthansa Technik, it is a different experience than with previous models. This time their parent carriers have not ordered the type, and the new capabilities have to be built up without the benefits of an in-house fleet. More

Sponsor now, pay later!
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ARSA will hold its Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium March 14-16, 2012. That may seem like a long way off, but it will be here before you know it. Now is the time to put some money in your budget so you can sponsor the 2012 Symposium! More

UTC is in talks to buy Goodrich
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United Technologies Corp. is in talks to acquire aircraft-systems maker Goodrich Corp., people familiar with the matter said, a deal that would expand the conglomerate's aerospace business amid a boom in production of passenger planes. The talks were advanced enough that United Technologies has had serious discussions with banks about securing $15 billion in financing for a deal. More

ARSA Members Getting Members Program
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There is no better advertisement than a satisfied customer. Members are the best people to get others to join, and we have made it simple — fill out a prewritten letter and send it to another company, encouraging them to sign up. If they become a member of ARSA, you get a discount on your dues! Click here for more information!

EASA opening registration for EASA Web Conferences on Future Rules for Non-Commercial Air Operations (Sept. 29-30)
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Part-NCC contains the technical safety rules for the non-commercial operation of complex motor-powered aircraft, e.g. large aeroplanes and large helicopters. These European rules, when effective, will replace currently applicable national safety rules. More

Flying is effective for business, so back off the vilification
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From Tom Coble, CEO of Coble Trench Safety in Greensboro, N.C., and winner of the 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Carolinas: As the president and lawmakers return to Washington and turn their attention to job creation, one key item on the agenda should be to halt the class warfare rhetoric and vilification of the small aircraft used by businesses daily to connect citizens in many communities to goods, resources and services. More

FAA Safety Briefing September/October 2011
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This issue of FAA Safety Briefing presents the wide world of flying and showcases many of the training and educational opportunities available in aviation. It also has material about how to care for an aging General Aviation aircraft, learn precautions pilots of rental and multi-owner aircraft can take before flying, and become familiar with the latest in efforts to improve runway safety. In addition, the issue's Checklist department takes a look at the legalities of iPad usage in flight. More

Positive Publicity


You Need the PPC and the PPC Needs You!
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ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign (PPC) is the aviation maintenance industry's chief advocate. The PPC tells of the maintenance industry's important role in ensuring a safe and efficient global civil aviation system and it alerts lawmakers and other key audiences to facts about the industry's economic and employment benefits through important research projects.

However, repair stations remain a favorite target of those seeking to disparage the aviation system. Through the PPC, ARSA actively counters misinformed stories about the industry's safety record and regulatory compliance.

The PPC is a separate ARSA fund supported by leading aviation maintenance companies dedicated to improving the climate for repair stations. For the campaign to build upon is success, we need your involvement and support.

Click here for more details about the PPC, or email questions to Jason Langford, ARSA's communications manager. Pledge your support here.
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ARSA Career Center
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The ARSA Career Center is designed to help connect our members with new employment opportunities. The links provided assist those seeking a new job and allow employers and recruiters access to browse resumes and post employment opportunities. More

Congratulations to FAA's Rick Domingo and Steve Douglas
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Rick Domingo has been selected as Manager, Flight Standards Division, ANM-200. He comes to his new position with a wealth of industry, field, international, headquarters and regional experience. After working in the aviation industry for 14 years Rick joined the FAA in 1995 as a Principal Maintenance Inspector for the Boise FSDO.

Steve Douglas has been selected as Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS-300. After serving in the U.S. Air Force as an Aircraft Mechanic and Flight Engineer, Steve went to work for industry as a Line Mechanic and later went on to become Director of Maintenance for two operators. Steve joined the FAA in 1995 as a Principal Maintenance Inspector for the Honolulu FSDO. During Steve's FAA career, he has served in management positions ranging from branch manager to assistant division manager in both headquarters and the region.

ARSA wishes Rick and Steve good luck!


Michigan firm plans Paulding Expansion
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Aerodynamics Inc., a full-service flight and maintenance repair firm headquartered in Waterford, Mich., will be opening a metro Atlanta location this fall at the Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport. More

Economy: Opportunities galore in aviation sector
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U.S. aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing is likely to partner with an Indian enterprise to set up an Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Training facility that was the need of the hour in the aviation industry, which holds a big promise for creating jobs for students in the country. More

Boeing Shanghai expands European footprint
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In a move to bolster European aftermarket services, Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services has received a maintenance certification for the Ukraine and will support charter airline Air Italy's fleet of Boeing aircraft. More

TIGHITCO announces new facility in Charleston County, SC
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TIGHITCO Inc., part of Charleston-based The InterTech Group, announced plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in Charleston County, S.C. The more than $30 million investment is expected to generate 350 new jobs. More

Painting picks up, MROs expand capacity
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As interior mods pick up, demand for aircraft exterior painting keeps pace. Many companies in the U.S., Europe and beyond want to expand their hangars to attract more paint work. In the U.S., Leading Edge Aviation Services opened a new hangar in Victorville, Calif., earlier this year, and it's planning to add two new widebody paint facilities in Amarillo, Texas. More

AAR's cargo systems to be used for Airbus freighter conversions
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AAR has been selected by EADS EFW to manufacture main deck cargo loading systems for its Airbus A300-600 & A310-300 freighter conversion program. Recent purchase orders from EADS EFW include thirteen A300-600 systems. Deliveries will be accomplished over the next twelve months. The cargo systems will be manufactured by AAR's Cargo Systems division in Goldsboro, N.C. 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.
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