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Legal Brief — "Seriously" Be Ready for New Rule Implementation
While ARSA is confident the agency will correct its "serious" misstep, our diligence requires us to inform members of their options if the problem is not addressed before the rule is implemented. From a business standpoint, there are two options: attempt to comply with the new requirement, or simply comply with the current rule until the agency issues the correction and/or guidance to its employees on the matter.
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DOT Looks Forward to ARSA's 60th Birthday
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is working to develop a detailed, 30-year plan to outline the future of the nation's transportation network — a "system of systems."
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30 Years of ARSA: 2004 — You Make it Possible
Then-President Gary H. Garvens closed his 2004 message to ARSA members with a simple truth: "Your ARSA membership makes these products, services and initiatives possible."
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Are You ARSA's Pundit of the Year?
With Election Day fast approaching, our televisions have become clogged with pundits preaching predictions for Nov. 4. Join the fun — camera crew and makeup not required — and see how your picks stack up against others from the aviation maintenance industry.
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ARSA IN THE NEWS


ARSA Celebrates 30th Anniversary
AIN Online
"We're still experts in the regulations but now stand up for repair stations in all of these different areas. When our members' businesses and the safety of the flying public are at stake, we've got a seat at every table."
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ARSA at 30: Then, Now, Later
MRO Network
As the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) celebrates its 30th anniversary, executive director Sarah MacLeod reflects on what the MRO body has achieved and what the future holds.
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Morning Transportation — ARSA Turns 30
Politico
This Friday is 30 years to the day after ARSA's first board meeting was held.
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ARSA's Maguire on WRNW1
WRNW-FM
Vice President of Operations Crystal Maguire joined WRNW1 radio host Lisa Singer to explore Maguire's career so far in support of aviation maintenance providers.
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NBAA Aims To Elevate Maintenance Profession
Aviation Week
One important — but sometimes overlooked — aspect of creating a safe and high-quality maintenance operation is ensuring all technicians have a strong sense of moving along an attractive and professional career path. Just connect the dots: an employee's performance is tied directly to his or her level of engagement in their job — and engagement is linked closely to professional development and growth.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


New FAA Requirement for Planes Leads to Job Opportunities
Aviation Pros
With the FAA requiring the installation of new airplane avionics, or electronics systems, based on GPS technology by 2020, market demand for a workforce skilled in both new electronic systems and avionics has spiked significantly.
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Airlines Post Strong Profits, Offer Bullish Outlooks
The Wall Street Journal
Five of the largest U.S. airlines recently reported soaring quarterly profits and said they expect similar success through the rest of this year, aided by falling fuel prices and continued strong demand for travel.
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AOPA Tells FAA Mandate Unworkable Without Changes
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
The FAA must address the serious concerns of the general aviation industry before pushing ahead with a 2020 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) mandate, AOPA told the FAA administrator in a strongly worded letter.
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FAA Proposes $227,500 Civil Penalty Against Shanghai Yancui Import and Export Co. for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations
Aviation Pros
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing a $227,500 civil penalty against Shanghai Yancui Import and Export Co., of Shanghai, China, for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials regulations.
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US to Support Malaysia's Resolution at Upcoming ICAO Council Meeting
The Rakyat Post
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has announced that the United States would be supporting a resolution tabled by Malaysia to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Council in the light of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy.
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Rolls-Royce Finalizes Engineering Joint Venture with Hispano-Suiza
Reuters
British engineer Rolls-Royce (RR.L) recently said it has finalized a deal to create a joint venture which will design and develop accessory drive train transmissions for all of the company's future civil aircraft engines.
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HAECO Launches New Corporate Identity
HAECO
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO) announced today that it has launched a new corporate identity. The new, singular identity represents the depth of HAECO Group's capabilities, the breadth of its international network and the strength of its integrated services.
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KCI Overhaul Base Lands Contract with Southwest
Kansas City Business Journal
Aviation Technical Services, which recently opened a Kansas City facility, has landed another contract.
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Shuster Calls for Bold Thinking on FAA Reauthorization
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Aviation leaders in Congress are hoping to make the renewal of the FAA reauthorization bill something "big, bold, and transformational," Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) said at the opening session of the National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando Oct. 21. He is chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
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Honeywell Forecasts Increased Jet Deliveries
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Honeywell's yearly global business aviation forecast for 2014 is slightly more optimistic than the one issued last year, although operators say they plan to replace a slightly smaller portion of their fleet in the next five years.
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Lufthansa to Detail Plans for New Long-Haul LCC Subsidiary in December
Air Transport World
Lufthansa's supervisory board will decide on the details of its long-haul, low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary in the first week of December, according to Lufthansa chairman and CEO Carsten.
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Innotech Aviation Installs Honeywell Ovation Cabin Management System in Global Express
Aviation Pros
Innotech Aviation is completing its first installation of a Honeywell Ovation SelectTM Cabin Management System in concurrence with a 120 month inspection on a Bombardier Global Express series business jet.
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Lufthansa Technik Expands Capabilities for its VIP and Executive Jet Business in the US
Aviation Pros
Lufthansa Technik has expanded its capabilities to serve even better VIP & Executive Jet customers in the U.S.
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FSF Endorses State Letter Arising From ICAO Task Force on Safety Information Protection
Air Transport News
The Flight Safety Foundation recently announced called for strong support and swift adoption of the recommendations developed by the ICAO Safety Information Protection Task Force (SIP TF), which were presented for comment to all the member states of ICAO for new amendments to Annex 6, 13, and 19 related to the protection of safety data.
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Schedule Adjustments Put Southwest Airlines' On-Time Performance Back on Course
The Dallas Morning News
Southwest Airlines’ schedule change in August 2013 created what one might consider the biggest operational snafu in the airline’s history, as measured by late flights. It ended the debacle by revamping its revamped schedule.
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Propulsion International Receives a Contract to Provide Its Group Maintenance Plan for the Honeywell TPE-331-10T Series Engines for Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Forestry
Aviation Pros
Chad Ahrens, Propulsion International's Founder and CEO, announced today that the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, has awarded the company a contract to provide its unique Honeywell-backed Group Maintenance Plan (GMP) for the division's two TPE-331-10T powered Twin Commander aircraft.
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UPDATE: Spirit Airlines Posts Better-Than-Expected Q3 Earnings, Revenue Misses View
Benzinga
Spirit Airlines reported stronger-than-expected earnings for the third quarter.
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Pratt & Whitney, GE Eclipse Rolls-Royce On Long-Range Bizjets
Aviation Week
Given the deliberate, predictable pace of the aerospace business, there are few occasions when it is possible to witness a sea change underway. Yet the official unveiling of Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW800 turbofan at this year's National Business Aviation Association convention here Oct. 21-23 was perhaps just such a moment.
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Australia's CASA Looks to Define UAS Regulations in Controlled Airspace
Aviation Today
Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will conduct a project to define the standards for enabling Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations within a controlled airspace while maintaining appropriate safety margins.
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