ARSA's 2011 Annual Repair Symposium: Registration is now open!
ARSA will hold its Legislative Day on Capitol Hill and its Annual Repair Symposium March 31 - April 2, 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, Va. Come join aviation professionals from around the world and participate in this extraordinary event. The Annual Repair Symposium is the perfect place to connect with officials from the FAA and other aviation authorities, as well as key members of Congress and your colleagues in the industry. More
2011 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships
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The NBAA Maintenance Committee is dedicated to promoting technical education and training as a means for business aviation maintenance technicians to enhance their careers. To support this position, NBAA offers current and aspiring maintenance technicians the opportunity to receive Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships (Maintenance TRACS) — which include aircraft, engine and avionics training awards — in conjunction with several sponsors. More
USACompliance: Business termination notice
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In order to provide for an orderly retirement for the owner of USACompliance, LLC, the firm will be terminating all export compliance services as of the close of business on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. More
Congressmen say FAA failures threaten NextGen
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The FAA has failed to make critical decisions and set clear goals for the development of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), according to a new government report. These failures threaten to stall the modernization of the nation’s aviation system, according to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republicans. More
ARSA Board: Step up advocacy on Capitol Hill
For over 25 years, ARSA has been the voice of aviation maintenance, promoting and defending the industry in the regulatory, legislative, and media arenas. Unfortunately, the challenges have increased exponentially, as hostile legislation targeting our industry has proliferated. To keep up, we all need to step it up. More
Engine MRO: Cooperation vs. competition
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As cutting-edge technology renders powerplants exponentially more reliable—able to shun shop visits in a fashion earlier engines never could—cooperative agreements among OEMs and MROs are taking off. That is the irony of it. More
Press release — FAA raises safety rating for Mexico
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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced that Mexico complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), based on the results of a November FAA review of Mexico's civil aviation authority. More
New Hampshire maintenance shop expands into FBO services
When the former Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, N.H., was converted into a civil airport in the early 1990s, Bob Jesurum, a computer hardware and software developer, saw an opportunity to build an aviation business. Instead of opening an FBO first then adding other services, Jesurum started a maintenance shop—Port City Aircraft Repair—in one of the gigantic old Air Force hangars at the airport. In June 2003, he built an FBO and renamed the company Port City Air, then later that year bought New Hampshire Helicopters. More
ARSA Dispatch available through MultiBriefs app
ARSA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create ARSA Dispatch, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. ARSA Dispatch is now part of the new MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. For those without iPhones, not to worry. We also have Blackberry and Droid versions. For Blackberry users, visit the Blackberry App World and search "MultiBriefs." Droid users can go to the Android Marketplace and search "MultiBriefs."
FAA Safety Briefing November/December 2010
The November/December 2010 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on a subject fundamental to pilot safety: abnormal and emergency situations. The issue stresses the delicate art of planning for the "unplanned" and outlines several of the tools and resources pilots need to handle emergencies. Articles provide tips on unusual attitude recovery, partial-power takeoffs, and knowing what to do when your aircraft’s electrical system fails. Also, this issue's Hot Spots article highlights the work FAA has been doing to identify the leading causes of GA fatal accidents. More
Aviation company will expand to Ponca City, Okla.
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KCI Aviation is expanding into Ponca City, Okla., from its base of operations in West Virginia, the company has announced. KCI will employee 15 people at a hangar and office facility once owned by ConocoPhillips, with potential to add more employees in the future. More
Chromalloy announces plan to build $5 million core production facility
Chromalloy will build a $5 million ceramic core production facility in Tampa, Fla., adjacent to its newly operational investment casting center. "Chromalloy plans to expand our capability in Tampa, Fla., with a new 40,000 square foot facility to manufacture the critical ceramic cores used to cast superalloy turbine engine vanes and blades," said Armand F. Lauzon, Jr., President. "The facility will further differentiate Chromalloy as a world-class casting operation and single source service provider for engine component manufacture." More
Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
Help ARSA with its public relations initiative to improve the legal, regulatory, and business climate for contract aviation maintenance companies!
Phase One, Step Two to quantify the economic impact of the aviation maintenance industry, nationally and internationally is currently underway, but we need your assistance!
ARSA has contracted with AeroStrategy, an aerospace consulting firm, to:
• Develop an economic profile of the global MRO industry;
• Assess the economic impact of US-EU Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (which is threatened by the hostile language in the pending FAA reauthorization bill); and
• Determine the industry’s economic footprint on a state-by-state basis
The results of the research will be incorporated into messages and materials used during Phase Two of the campaign.
For more details, click here.
Pledge your support here.
Honeywell says its new approach to flying saves money, reduces carbon-dioxide emissions
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Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix is part of a national effort to change the way aircraft fly, using what the company says is revolutionary technology that helps free up airspace, while saving airlines money and improving their carbon footprint. More
Ameco Beijing gears up for growth
It is no secret by now that the aviation market in mainland China is set to boom, with domestic passenger traffic poised to soar at about 7.9 percent a year on average, according to a recent Boeing forecast. More
Bombardier opens aircraft maintenance support office in Dubai
Bombardier Aerospace has announced the opening of a new regional support office (RSO) in Dubai for its Global, Challenger and Learjet families of business jets. The sixth Bombardier RSO to open outside North America in the last three years, the new office is part of the company's drive to bring aircraft technical expertise, flight operations support and customer account management functions to Bombardier customers in the Middle East. More
Final Documents/Your Two Cents
ARSA now keeps a list of Final Documents and Your Two Cents on its website http://www.arsa.org/FDYTC. 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 (FR) publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars (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. More