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Take "Serious" Action — Support Petition for Rulemaking
The petition submitted to the FAA by ARSA and a coalition of trade groups asking the agency to put the word "serious" back in the service difficult reporting requirement (14 CFR § 145.221) is open for comment — now repair stations can add serious weight to that request.
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30 Years of ARSA
In October of 1984, the board of directors for the Aeronautical Repair Station Association convened for its inaugural meeting. Industry representatives worked with the fledgling staff to define a set of objectives for the one trade group that would be devoted to the unique needs of the global civil aviation maintenance industry.
Want to share your best wishes with the association as it celebrates 30 years? There's still time.

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ARSA Endorses Component Control as Preferred Provider for Third Year in a Row
On Oct. 7, Component Control announced it is continuing for a third year as ARSA's exclusive preferred provider of MRO and logistics software solutions. Component Control's Quantum MRO and Logistics software provides a best practices platform for aviation repair organizations to efficiently and comprehensively manage MRO processes while promoting adherence to rigorous quality and regulatory standards.
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Under Review: FAA Response on Housing Requirements
After considerable back-and-forth with the agency, on Sept. 29 ARSA received another FAA response to the letter jointly submitted by ARSA and AJETON, Inc. under the agency's Consistency and Standardization Initiative (CSI) in April.
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Your Word is Your Bond — Bonded Repair Size Limits Draft Policy
A member has alerted ARSA to a draft policy from the FAA regarding Bonded Repair Size Limits that would require design approval holder (DAH) substantiation on any repairs developed by owners, operators, repair stations, Designated Engineering Representatives (DER), or engineering firms.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Airport Associations Prepare For FAA Reauthorization
Aviation News Today
AAAE and ACI-NA recently launched AirportsUnited.com, a joint initiative that creates a unified advocacy voice by the two organizations and their allied partners on behalf of U.S. airports leading up to FAA reauthorization in 2015.
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Drones Could Fly High, Thanks to a New $2.2 Billion Fund
Washington Business Journal
For all the hype, drone development is pretty slow going. But a D.C.-based investment banking firm hopes to give it a boost with $2.2 billion in funding from the private sector, most notably the aerospace industry.
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Regulation Clips Wings of U.S. Drone Makers
The Wall Street Journal
In four years, Service-drone.de GmbH has emerged as a promising player here in the rapidly expanding commercial-drone industry. The 20-employee startup has sold more than 400 unmanned aircraft to private-sector companies and now is pitching its fourth-generation device. Over the same period, Seattle-based Applewhite Aero has struggled to get permission from the Federal Aviation Administration just to fly its drones, which are designed for crop monitoring.
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Air Traffic Controllers' Strike Declared Illegal
Greek Reporter
The 48-hour strike announced by Greece's union of air traffic controllers has been ruled illegal by an Athens First Instance Court. Flights on Oct. 4 and 5 will be held as scheduled.
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Alaska Airlines Orders 10 More 737s As It Battles With Delta
The Seattle Times
Alaska Air ordered 10 additional 737-900ERs, at an estimated market price of more than half a billion dollars, meaning it now has 74 single-aisle jets on order from Boeing as it battles to protect its home turf.
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Pratt & Whitney Increases Capacity by Signing $16 Billion in Supplier Long-term Agreements
AviationPros
At its semi-annual Partner and Supplier Forum, Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE: UTX), announced it has signed an additional $6 billion in long-term agreements since May.
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USAA Asks FAA for Permission to Fly Drones
KSAT-TV
The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) has petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for permission to fly drones in Alamo City skies as part of continued research to use the aircraft to survey the effects of disasters.
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Airlines: No Need to Panic Over Ebola
The Washington Post
The airline industry recently worked to tamp down fears that its jetliners might provide a pipeline for the lethal Ebola virus that is ravaging parts of West Africa to hop across the Atlantic to the U.S.
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Gulfstream Opens New European Parts Distribution Center
AviationPros
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently moved its European Parts Distribution Center to a facility near London's Heathrow Airport.
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Spirit AeroSystems Looking to Bring Work In-House as it Considers Outsourcing
The Wichita Eagle
Spirit AeroSystems would like to bring some large-scale assembly work done by outside suppliers back in-house, Spirit's top executive said.
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Air China Takes Delivery of First Boeing 747-8I
Air Transport World
Air China has taken delivery of the first of seven Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft, making it the first Asian carrier to introduce the type on international routes.
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City Putting the Brakes on Delta's Flights Out of Dallas Love Field
The Dallas Morning News
It's not clear how Delta will accommodate passengers who have already bought tickets for flights from Love Field to Atlanta on or after Oct. 13, but the airline probably will redirect passengers to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, a Delta spokesman said.
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FAA Orders Cockpit Display Replacements After Wi-Fi Concerns
USA Today
The Federal Aviation Administration is ordering airlines to replace cockpit displays on Boeing 737 and 777 aircraft because of concerns about Wi-Fi interference.
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Spirit Airlines Unleashes New Competitive Dynamics in Cleveland with Challenge to Frontier Airlines
CAPA Centre for Aviation
The new ultra low-cost airline competition is more aggressively probing the soft underbelly of established pricing at Cleveland and Cincinnati as Spirit Airlines plans to enter the Cleveland market in early 2015.
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Skeptical Lawmakers Call for Shakeup at FAA
FLYING
Facing "growing skepticism" among the aviation community about the FAA's ability to successfully modernize the nation's airspace, two top lawmakers are calling for reforms that could spark significant changes to the agency's organizational structure.
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Lufthansa New Premium Economy Class Takes Off
Air Transport News
First Boeing 747-8 equipped with Premium Economy Class — Exclusive preview of the largest product upgrade of all travel classes in Lufthansa's history.
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