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Something is Still on the Wing
In 1963, an iconic episode of The Twilight Zone shook the nerves of travelers everywhere with a haunting suggestion: There’s something on the wing. The aviation maintenance community’s gremlin is the uninformed, hackneyed and all-too-well publicized fear that the “rise” of contract repair stations has a negative impact on aviation safety. Help the association fight it.
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HOTLINE FEATURES


2016 Symposium Registration Open
Registration is open for ARSA’s 2016 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium. Join aviation professionals from around the world and tackle issues that matter to the maintenance industry.
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ARSA Introduces Ramco Systems as Preferred Provider
On Nov. 18, ARSA announced the selection of its newest preferred provider: Ramco Systems. Scheduled to coincide with Ramco’s appearance at NBAA 2015, the announcement followed the company’s new cooperation with Air France Industries (AFI) KLM E&M on a new co-innovation center — The MRO Lab – in Singapore.
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Jet Center MFR's Hudnall Announced as New ARSA President
ARSA’s board of directors has announced the election of its new president: Gary Hudnall, general manager of Jet Center MFR in Medford, Oregon.
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Bonus Depreciation, Sec. 179 Caught Up in Year-End Extenders Drama
The conventional wisdom in the nation’s capital is that lawmakers are still on track to ink a final deal before years’ end to reinstate and possibly extend expired business tax provisions, including 50 percent bonus depreciation and higher Sec. 179 expensing levels.
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Help ARSA Help You: Sponsor the 2016 Annual Repair Symposium
As the maintenance industry’s top event devoted exclusively to regulatory compliance, ARSA’s Annual Repair Symposium attracts a highly qualified professional audience. Use this platform to promote your company while showing support for the association.
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ARSA WORKS


To see all the ways that ARSA is working as the voice of the aviation maintenance industry, visit the ARSA Works page.


Contract Aviation Maintenance: Safer, More Efficient
On Nov. 10, ARSA Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein issued this response to James B. Steele’s “Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today,” published in the Dec. issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
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MAG Change 5 — FAA, EASA Assist with International Parts Documentation
On Nov. 20, the FAA and EASA announced a joint strategy for implementing the most-recent update to the international safety agreement between the two bodies. That document, which was signed in September and was scheduled to become effective on Dec. 8, included a major complication regarding parts documentation requirements.
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ARSA Comments on Draft ICA Guidance
On Nov. 5, ARSA filed comments analyzing Draft Order 8110.54B, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness Responsibilities, Requirements, and Contents and Draft Advisory Circular 20-ICA, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness. ARSA’s comments reiterate that aviation products are only as airworthy as their constituent components.
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You Can't Fly Without Us — The World of Aviation Maintenance


A short documentary overview of the aviation maintenance industry. Meet the men and women who keep the world safely in flight. For more information, visit AVMRO.arsa.org.

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LEGAL BRIEFS


More on the MAG Change — Section C
The last in a three-part series focused on the recent change to the U.S.-EU Maintenance Annex Guidance. Section C is directed at EU-based maintenance organizations that have or wish to obtain an FAA part 145 air agency certificate.
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ARSA ON THE HILL


Taxes: Ten Million Words
Representative Joe Pitts (R-Pa.) asks: How long is ten million words? The longest novel, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, is Proust’s A la Recherche de Temps Perdu, which is 1.5 million words long. The King James Bible contains only 774,746 words. Reading our federal tax laws would take more than four times longer than reading both of those books.
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QUALITY TIME


Manufacturing Matters
Jennifer McNelly, president of the Manufacturing Institute, cites plenty of evidence to underscore the importance of American industry. So, how can communities and businesses grow and maintain the next generation of technical talent?
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TRAINING


The association's training program is provided through Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC, the firm that manages ARSA. To go directly to OFMK’s online training portal, visit potomaclaw.inreachce.com. To learn more about the association’s training program and check course availability, visit arsa.org/training.


Personal Development — Memory
This two minute, FAA-produced training video delivers valuable information regarding both formal and informal memory aids, their use and application and their importance to effective performance.
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ARSA Online Training Series: Part 145
Join ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod for a three-session training series covering part 145. This holiday season give yourself the gift of useful knowledge: what does the regulation governing repair stations really say about your business?
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Regulatory Compliance Training
Test your knowledge of 145.219 — Recordkeeping
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MEMBERSHIP


Member Spotlight — Jet Center MFR
As a full-service, independently operated FBO, Jet Center MFR has provided customers with aircraft management, aircraft maintenance and parts, avionics services and aircraft sales support in a state-of-the-art facility and aircraft hangar in Southern Oregon since 1967.
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Have You Seen these People? AMT Magazine Next Gen Award Winners
AMT Magazine has announced its inaugural class of Next Gen Award Winners: individuals under 40 years old who have committed their talents and time to maintaining civil aircraft. Help ARSA celebrate the winners by getting to know each of them.
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Take Advantage of ARSA's Members Getting Members Program, Get 10 Percent Off on Membership Dues
The best form of advertising is word of mouth. Use the Members Getting Members Toolkit to recruit an ARSA member and your company will receive a discounted rate for your next membership term.
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Target Your Message: Advertise in ARSA's Newsletters and Website!
Check out ARSA's menu of advertising opportunities for ARSA.org, the hotline, and the ARSA Dispatch. Take advantage of these great opportunities today to showcase your company, a new product or event.
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A Member Asked ...
Q: As a component MRO, we don’t have access to the operator’s continuous airworthiness maintenance program (CAMP). So, may we proceed with the overhaul of a component if we receive a repair order from our customer indicating that it wants the component to be overhauled?
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Final Documents/Your Two Cents
This list includes Federal Register publications, such as final rules, Advisory Circulars and policy statements, as well as proposed rules and policies of interest to ARSA members. To view the list, click here.
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AVMRO NEWS PORTAL

ARSA strives to provide resources to educate the general public about the work of the association's member organizations; should you need to provide a quick reference or introductory overview to the global MRO industry, please utilize AVMRO.ARSA.org.


Industry and International News Roundup
ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play globally by providing jobs and economic opportunities, as well as through civic engagement. You can explore these stories through ARSA's Dispatch news portal.
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