House approves nine-month FAA extension
On Dec. 8, 2010 the House once again followed ARSA's desire to keep extensions free from policy priorities and passed a measure to continue Federal Aviation Administration policy, funding levels, and tax authority through September 2011. The latest extension is part of a broader continuing resolution (CR) to ensure the operations of the federal government (HR 3082) through the end of the fiscal year. More
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. The Symposium includes sessions on updates to regulations, policies and procedures that govern the maintenance industry, and more. Legislative Day gets you informed on the issues that affect your business and includes Capitol Hill meetings with your representatives, senators and congressional staff. More
Aviation regulators step-up Boeing 757 inspections: Report
U.S. aviation regulators are drafting enhanced inspection mandates to step up their examinations of more than 600 Boeing Co's 757 airplanes worldwide, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. More
US FAA overhauls its recordkeeping on planes
The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an effort to sort out aircraft recordkeeping, saying that ownership information for nearly a third of the 357,000 planes on its registry is inaccurate. The agency is notifying owners and pilots about changes to federal rules finalized in July on re-registering their planes every three years. More
New CASA maintenance regs to come online
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CASA's long awaited revised maintenance suite of Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASRs) have been signed into law, and will take effect from June 27, 2011. The new CASRs cover continuing airworthiness requirements (Part 42), approved maintenance organizations (Part 145), maintenance personnel licensing (Part 66) and maintenance training organizations (Part 147). More
It's official: Mica to lead House transportation committee
As expected, U.S. Rep. John L. Mica, was confirmed by vote of the House Republican Conference recently to serve as chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the 112th Congress. 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! ARSA's Board of Directors, members, and industry leaders have asked that ARSA expand its legislative outreach program to shape the debate about contact maintenance on Capitol Hill. Doing so will require a more robust and proactive role reaching out and engaging lawmakers and their staffs. More
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
ARSA Dispatch available through MultiBriefs app
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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."
New aviation mechanic school to offer free tuition
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The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) has finally made it to the west coast. The AIM family of aviation schools is pleased to announce the opening of its newest location in Oakland, Calif. For their inaugural class, AIM is looking for first class candidates to dedicate the time necessary to graduate from the Aviation Maintenance Technology program. If a student can do that, they will receive free tuition. The entire education that they receive from AIM will be paid for, with one stipulation, the student must graduate. "We are determined to only choose the most devoted and qualified applicants and in order to assure we can meet our objective," states Lavern Phillips, AIM Director of Business Development. More
Emery Air to add up to 25 jobs in Rockford, Ill.
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Up to 25 aircraft maintenance and repair jobs are coming to Emery Air Inc. through a contract with a regional airline. The first Bombardier Q400 from Seattle-based Horizon Air was expected to land recently at Chicago Rockford International Airport, where Emery has a maintenance facility. Horizon spokeswoman Jan Boyer said Q400s will be coming to Rockford between now and May for reliability modifications. Horizon is one of the first airlines in North America to buy Q400s, which went on the market in 2000. Since then, improvements have been made, and Emery has been hired to update the Horizon's models. More
2011 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarships (Maintenance TRACS)
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 the following sponsors. 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.
Goodrich and Air Arabia sign nacelle services agreement for support of Airbus A320 fleet
Goodrich Corporation has signed a nacelle services agreement with Air Arabia for support of nacelles and thrust reversers in the airline's fleet of more than 50 Airbus A320 aircraft powered by CFM56-5B engines. More
Cessna seeing increased Bizjet order activity
Despite recent industry forecasts that call for 2011 to look much like 2010, "We are seeing increased activity in new and used aircraft sales," Cessna Aircraft senior vice president of sales and marketing Mark Paolucci said recently at the Middle East Business Aviation show in Dubai. More
Chromalloy snnounces FAA repair specifications designated engineering representative (RS DER)
Chromalloy announced recently that Steve Schultz, Principal Engineer, has received special delegation from the Federal Aviation Administration as a Repair Specification Designated Engineering Representative (RS DER). More
SIA Engineering signs $300 million Services Agreement with SilkAir
SIA Engineering reported the renewal of its comprehensive Services Agreement with SilkAir. The existing Services Agreement with SilkAir expires in 2010. The new agreement, firm for five years, covers a broad spectrum of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and fleet management services for the SilkAir fleet. 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