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Dec. 16, 2009
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ARSA 2010 Annual Repair Symposium: Registration Open
from ARSA
Come one, come all! Registration for the 2010 ARSA Annual Repair Symposium is now open. Join aviation professionals from around the world for in-depth seminars, frank discussions with top FAA officials, meetings with key legislators and valuable training in human factors and international compliance.

Listen to officials from the Federal Aviation Administration as they provide updates on the regulations, policies and procedures that govern the maintenance industry.

See industry and agency representatives discuss the proposed repair station security issue and provide advice on complying with the new rule.

Take part in the ARSA Casino night and find out if you have what it takes to be a high roller!

To register for the Symposium, click here.

The Symposium agenda may be found here.

If you would like to gain some recognition for your company by sponsoring a Symposium event, go here.

2010 ATA e-Business Forum
from ATA
The next ATA e-Business Forum will be held May 17-19, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The ATA e-Business Forum is the industry's premier event to learn about the latest developments in information exchange standards to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations. This educational forum provides a high level overview of the ATA e-Business Program and the many specifications and industry initiatives underway to facilitate effective and efficient information sharing between airlines and their trading partners. In addition to learning about the industry's most widely accepted e-business specifications for data exchange (iSpec 2200, Spec 42, Spec 2300, Spec 2000 and S1000D), learn how the industry has attributed significant savings and operational efficiencies to the use of these global specifications. More

HAI Announces Recipients of 2010 "Salute to Excellence" Awards
from HAI
The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is proud to announce its "Salute to Excellence" award winners for 2010. The "Salute to Excellence" Awards program, now in its 49th year, recognizes outstanding achievement performed by individuals or companies in the international helicopter community. Winners will be recognized during the HAI "Salute to Excellence" banquet and awards ceremony to be held on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at HELI-EXPO 2010 in Houston. More

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Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
from ARSA
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.



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    Airline Union Blasts Overseas Plane Maintenance
    from The Dallas Morning News
    A major airline union intends to launch a campaign today to tell passengers and Congress about what it perceives to be the risk of overseas aircraft maintenance. The Transport Workers Union, representing more than 200,000 workers and retirees, contends that all major U.S. carriers except Fort Worth's American Airlines Inc. are, to some degree, having their planes worked on outside the U.S., raising safety and even terrorism fears. More

    New FAASTeam Financial Aid Resource
    from FAASTeam Online
    “The Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAASTeam) has created a new resource for current and future members of the aviation maintenance industry seeking scholarship opportunities. The FAASTeam website now features a page devoted solely to "Scholarships for Aviation Maintenance Technicians", complete with links to various organizations offering financial aid. More

    AA Mechanics Lobby Congress
    from Tulsa World
    U.S. airline mechanics, including representatives from American Airlines' Tulsa Maintenance & Engineering Center, are lobbying Congress this week regarding the threat posed by unsupervised foreign maintenance of U.S. commercial aircraft. More

    DAE Industries

    DAE Industries manufactures, sells and leases engine transport stands to fit P&W, RR and GE engines. DAE manufactures maintenance docking systems and access stands for regional, commercial and military airframes. DAE provides special engineering and design services. Visit our Web site: www.daeind.com

    Aviation Prohibitions to be Relaxed
    from The Sydney Morning Herald
    Knitting needles, tweezers and nail files will no longer be prohibited and metal cutlery reintroduced under an overhaul of aviation security planned by the federal government. With air travel expected to double in the next 20 years the government has released a white paper, outlining 130 ways to help ensure the future of the $6 billion industry. More

    Maintenance Alert for November
    from FAA
    The Aviation Maintenance Alerts provides the aviation community with an economical means to exchange service experiences and to assist the FAA in improving aeronautical product durability, reliability, and safety. More

    Announcement of ICA Workshop, Jan. 19, 2010
    from EASA
    The main focus of this workshop is the presentation of the ToR of the new rulemaking task MDM.056. More

    ARSA Members in the News

    Goodrich Sees Commercial Aerospace Growth in 2011
    from Reuters
    Goodrich Corp. expects growth to return to the commercial aerospace industry in 2011 as demand for air travel returns to more normal levels, its chief financial officer said. "We think 2010 is more of a transition year," Scott Kuechle told the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit in Washington recently. More

    Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner finally takes off
    from Times Online
    Boeing’s hope for a more profitable future recently took off with the maiden flight of its much-delayed 787 Dreamliner, the company’s first new aircraft in 15 years. More

    Final Documents/Your Two Cents
    from ARSA
    ARSA now keeps a list of Final Documents and Your Two Cents on its Web site http://www.arsa.org/FDYTC. By accessing the links 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 publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars, 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






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