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Last Chance: Tell ARSA how Congress' ban on foreign repair station certification has impacted you
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Repair stations only have a few days left to complete ARSA's survey measuring the economic impact on the ban of certification of new foreign repair stations. ARSA has asked that one representative per repair station complete the brief survey by Friday, Oct. 14. More

International Aerospace Business Event 2011
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The International Aerospace Business Event 2011 is designed to help grow your business in the U.K. and Europe, one of the world's largest Aerospace markets. ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod will be participating in two panel discussions.

Organized by the Ohio Aerospace Institute and supported by government, economic development, and business organizations, the event will bring together a wide range of U.S. and U.K. experts to discuss international markets and opportunities in Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Advanced Aerospace Engineering and more.

FAA issues draft policy on ICA restrictions
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On Oct. 6, the Federal Aviation Administration released a draft policy regarding the availability of instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA). The agency outlines what it believes are inappropriate restrictive actions by design and production approval holders based on the plain language of section 21.50(b) of the regulations. The policy focuses on the relationship between the "owner/operator" and the repair station (or maintenance provider). More

Industry decries Obama aviation charges
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U.S. President Barack Obama did not attend the 64th annual meeting of the National Business Aviation Association. And a good thing it was, as the industry that is raging against his administration's intention to impose a $100-per-flight landing fee for private jets and lengthen the depreciation schedule for such planes in a move that could cost as much as $60 million. More

2012 Symposium on the way! Be a sponsor!
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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

Airbus hunts for maintenance acquisition in push for services
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Airbus SAS is working on a takeover or partnership in aircraft maintenance to broaden its revenue base and prepare for the introduction of composite planes that require more sophisticated repairs. Airbus is in discussions with several potential targets and may announce an accord in the field of maintenance in coming months. More

Spend less from better MRO planning
Aviation Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Out there, just over the horizon, is what Chris Field calls "the sweet spot" of maintenance planning. Because we inhabit an age in which lots of aircraft are leased, that means they go back to the lessor some day. "You get some fairly strict return conditions for aircraft," says Air New Zealand's manager of engineering and quality. This makes it imperative that airlines manage their maintenance to optimize their investment when they return flying machines to their owners. More

Canadians to benefit from expanded bilateral air agreement with Japan
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The bilateral air transport agreement between Canada and Japan has been expanded, providing more possibilities for air services between the two countries. The Honorable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, made this announcement during a visit to Japan where he is working to strengthen Canada's trade and investment ties with Asia. More

The double-edged social media recruitment sword
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Commercial aviation requires 650,000 new engineers to be trained over the next 20 years. It's clear that recruitment of tomorrow's technicians and engineers is at the forefront of the industry's minds. Social media as a tool for recruitment is largely yet to be embraced though. 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!

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

259 jobs just a start for ailing Ohio city
Dayton Daily News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Officials applauded an aircraft maintenance company's plan to create 259 new jobs within 18 months, but acknowledged it does not make up for the loss of more than 8,000 jobs when DHL closed its U.S. freight hub near Wilmington, Ohio. More

$23 million Gulfstream project announced in Westfield, Mass.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Gulfstream Aerospace has picked Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport in Massachusetts as the new site for a $23 million maintenance facility for its new ultra long-range G650 corporate jet. The project is expected to add 100 jobs to the 130 technicians Gulfstream already employs at the airport. There will be 200 construction jobs associated with the 100,000-square-foot hangar. More

Standard Aero fulfills old promises
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StandardAero is bearing the fruits of its labors over the past year. And according to Vice President of Business Development Strategy Marc McGowan, it is in no small part a matter of fulfilling the promises made at last year's NBAA convention. More

Comlux America expands facilities
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The recent award of three new completions contracts for VIP versions of Airbus and Boeing aircraft have prompted Comlux America to begin construction of a new hangar at its Indianapolis headquarters. The 64,500-sq-ft building is due to open in the second quarter of 2012 and will be able to accommodate four jets up to the size of a Boeing BBJ3. More

New aviation technology training high school opens in Glendale, Ariz.
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If your child is interested in learning about aircraft maintenance, there is a new career training option available in Glendale, Ariz. It's certainly not your traditional classroom setting. Class takes place in a 40,900 square foot aviation hangar. Instead of pencils and pens, you'll find drills and actual planes. 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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