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Presidents Blog: Building the Future in Manageable Increments
ARSA President Gary Jordan discusses the board of directors' unanimous approval of a strategic planning process that includes measurable product for the benefit of the membership and the industry.
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ARSA Board: Membership Dues Aligned to Support 'ARSA 20-20' Strategic Plan
For over 25 years, ARSA has been the voice of aviation maintenance, promoting and defending the industry in the regulatory, legislative and media arenas. To ensure the association's continued growth in these areas, both domestically and abroad, the ARSA Board of Directors recently approved the new "ARSA 20-20” strategic plan.
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ARSA Joins Allies Opposing Increased Passenger Tax
On Nov. 20, ARSA joined seven other industry associations on a letter to House and Senate Budget Committee Chairmen Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) opposing an increase of the 9/11 Passenger Security Tax in the budget deal currently being hammered out on Capitol Hill.
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ARSA Highlights Concerns on Order 8130.21H
On Nov.19, ARSA sent a letter to the FAA concerning the prohibition on early compliance of FAA Order 8130.21H, specifically the ability to use the revised FAA Form 8130-3 before its Feb. 1, 2014 effective date.
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DHS Nominee Clears Key Hurdle
On Nov. 20, the Senate Homeland Security Committee endorsed Jeh Johnson, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), by a voice vote following Johnson's testimony earlier this month.
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MacLeod Kicks Off AMTSociety Seminars in Houston
On Nov. 20 in Houston, Texas, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein Managing Member and ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod kicked off a series of aircraft maintenance educational seminars known as AMTSociety's IA Renewal Consortium. The next seminar, featuring Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein Managing Member and ARSA Managing Director & General Counsel Marshall Filler, will take place on Jan. 8, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. Presentations during these seminars will address topics including maintenance regulations, major/minor, and maintenance recordkeeping. Seminars will continue through March 2014. Event dates and locations are:

January 8, 2014 – Atlanta, GA
February 12, 2014 – Kansas City, MO
March 5, 2014 — Aurora, CO
March 25 & 26, 2014 — Las Vegas, NV
April 5, 2014 — San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with 2014 ATEC Conference

ARSA members can attend the next series of AMTSociety Education/IA refresher events without being an AMTSociety member. Registration is $42 in advance and $62 at the door. ARSA members are encouraged to preregister by contacting Jill.burnett@cygnus.com or calling 1-800-547-7377 x2104.

Click here to learn more about the AMTSociety's IA Renewal Consortium.

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ARSA's Filler Kicks Off AVM Summit
On Nov. 21, ARSA Managing Director and General Counsel Marshall Filler gave the keynote address at the AVM Summit USA in Orlando. The two-day event brings together members of the maintenance industry to discuss the latest policies, issues, and challenges facing commercial and business aviation.
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BLOGS


If You're Not at the Table, You're on the Menu
ARSA Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher discusses the Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act and why it's important for the industry to remain politically and legislatively engaged.
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On Planned Growth
ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod discusses the association's future strategic direction.
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LEGAL BRIEFS


The Rulemaking Process: Getting Involved
This month's article discusses the importance of participating in the rulemaking process to inform regulators and guide policy.

Interested in learning more about the rulemaking process? Check out ARSA's online training offerings at ARSA.org today!

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ARSA ON THE HILL

In November, ARSA's legislative team continued implementation of the "lift the ban" lobbying effort, including working with select lawmakers to have legislation permitting the FAA to certificate new foreign repair stations ready to be introduced early next year if the Transportation Security Administration doesn't finalize repair station security rules.
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REGULATORY OUTLOOK


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.
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QUALITY TIME


Involuntary Servitude in Employment Cases?
This month's article discusses whether involuntary servitude takes place in today's workforce.
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Contracts — Elements and Formation
A contract is simply an agreement between two or more persons to do or not to do a particular thing. However, as with most legal concepts the devil is in the details.
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MEMBERSHIP


Member Spotlight: Sonico, Inc. — Moses Lake, Washington
Sonico launched in 1980 and became an FAA-certificated part 145 authorized repair station in 1985 at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Wash. The company's services include flight line maintenance and aircraft storage, which are supported by back-shops for component repair, non-destructive testing, machining and parts fabrication.
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Have You Seen This Person?
Each month, the hotline spotlights key regulatory, legislative, and business leaders making important contributions to the aviation industry. This month we look at Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R- N.H.), the ranking member of the Senate Aviation Operations, Safety, & Security Subcommittee.
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A Member Asked ...
Question: Can a part be returned to service without traceability (i.e. an audit trail)?
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Check Out ARSA's Library of Recorded Webinars and Online Training Classes
ARSA is pleased to announce that recorded online training classes and webinars are now available for member purchase. Check back often as courses will be continually added.
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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 membership rate for your next membership term.
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Target Your Message: Advertise in ARSA's Newsletters and Website!
ARSA recently updated its 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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Exhibit, Sponsor the 2014 Repair Symposium
As the maintenance industry's top event devoted exclusively to regulatory compliance, the ARSA Symposium attracts a highly qualified professional audience. Use this opportunity to promote your company while showing support for ARSA.
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AVMRO


Aviation Maintenance Resource Site Takes Flight
Addressing the need for a single hub of information about the aviation maintenance industry, ARSA recently announced the launch of www.avmro.arsa.org (AVMRO).
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AVMRO Industry Roundup
ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play in their communities by providing jobs and economic opportunities and in civic engagement. These are some of this month's top stories highlighting the industry's contributions.
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS


UK Aviation to Take Off with Less Red Tape
On Nov. 6, the U.K.'s Civil Aviation Authority and government leaders released proposed changes to the regulatory regime impacting the country's general aviation sector.
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International Roundup
To provide more international coverage, ARSA presents a monthly roundup of world events pertaining to the industry
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