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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Share your story about the FAA foreign repair station certification ban
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Due to a very positive response, ARSA is keeping its "Lift the Ban" survey open an additional week. ARSA is holding the survey open through Oct. 26, to give repair stations a chance to share their stories about the economic impact the prohibition on FAA certification of new foreign repair stations is having on the maintenance industry. More

ARSA comes to the Sooner State
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On Nov. 9, ARSA is conducting an outreach and informational meeting for repair station owners, executives and employees. The event will be held in Tulsa, Okla., at the Polo Grill. Lunch will be served.

The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in the current state of aircraft maintenance and overhaul. This is your chance to hear about what ARSA is doing to improve markets for repair stations and reduce your costs of doing business. Daniel Fisher, ARSA's vice president of legislative affairs, will share insights into FAA reauthorization, ARSA's "Lift the Ban" campaign and other items of interest.

Mica: No more FAA shutdowns
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U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., wants to pass a four-year aviation reauthorization bill by January. But to come to an agreement, he doesn't want another FAA shutdown. More

MRO providers urged to form partnerships
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Airlines could be faced with paying higher prices for maintenance repair and overhaul services if original equipment manufacturers gain more influence and a less competitive maintenance sector is allowed to develop. Speaking at the recent MRO Europe 2011 conference, Turkish Technic's vice president of commerce, Fuat Oktay, argued that if the balance shifts further to the OEMs, this will have an impact on the ability of third-party MRO providers to develop their capabilities, particularly for the more complex, new-generation aircraft. This would lead to a less competitive MRO industry in the long term, which would in turn result in higher prices and lower bargaining power for airlines and suppliers. 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

Qantas loses MRO work due to labor dispute
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An industrial action campaign by Qantas engineers has contributed to the loss of a third-party maintenance contract, and has prompted Jetstar to outsource some aircraft work overseas, the Qantas Group says. A line maintenance contract with New Caledonian carrier Aircalin has been canceled in a move directly related to the reduced maintenance capacity caused by engineers' industrial action. 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.

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 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.

Georgia's 'shining example'
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In Stockbridge, Ga., there's a company based in a nondescript building that exports aircraft equipment to destinations worldwide. Parts and Repair Technical Services Inc., or PARTS, specializes in hard-to-find, obsolete parts as well as technical maintenance training. It supplies civil and military aircraft parts and defense services to Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Japan, Israel, Egypt and Indonesia. More

Cantwell: New skills training programs will support Spokane, Wash., aviation jobs
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U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., toured a rapidly growing Spokane, Wash., aerospace company to highlight the jobs impact of a new aerospace training grant for programs at Spokane Community College and other skills programs around the state. More

Eastern Michigan University dedicates aviation center at Capital airport
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Eastern Michigan University and its new Eagle Flight Training Center at Capital Region Airport replaced the Lansing Community College program that was discontinued earlier this year due to budget constraints. Plans for the new program began earlier this year with discussions between the airport authority, LCC and EMU. More

Glendale West-MEC's Aviation Training Center celebrated
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Dozens of business leaders, educators and local politicians packed the Western Maricopa Education Center, or West-MEC — a joint technological education district that serves roughly 26,000 high school students from a dozen West Valley, Ariz., school districts — facility's open hangar space for a dedication ceremony. Surrounded by more than $1 million worth of aircraft and equipment, they heard remarks from such people as Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs and West-MEC Superintendent Gregory Donovan. More

ST Aerospace/Xiamen Aviation JV opens new engine MRO facility
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ST Aerospace Technologies, the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Xiamen Aviation Industry Co., opened a $78 million engine MRO facility in Xiamen, China. It has the capacity to do work on 300 engines annually, the company said. More

Okaloosa's first avionics shop moving in
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Capital Avionics aircraft services operation is already working out of rented hangar space next door to Emerald Coast Aviation in Florida. By Nov. 1, the airport's newest tenant expects to have its component repair division moved to Crestview Bob Sikes Airport from Tallahassee Regional Airport, said Peter Mohylsky, manager of business operations. More

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

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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