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ARSA 2012 Annual Repair Symposium - Registration Now Open!
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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 details for the Symposium will be posted as they become available. See you there! More

ARSA looks for proper FAA interpretation of rules for major repair
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ARSA requested that the Federal Aviation Administration reconsider its position regarding the applicability of "automatically defined" major repairs listed in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 43, Appendix A. To remedy the issue, ARSA's Dec. 7 letter asks the agency to issue a new legal interpretation to resolve existing confusion and reverse misunderstandings resulting from the FAA's previous denials of air carrier petitions on the matter. More

Foreign repair station ban got you down? Tell us about it
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The House Homeland Security Committee is requesting letters from U.S. companies detrimentally impacted by the ban on FAA certification of new foreign repairs stations.

As part of its "Lift the Ban" campaign, ARSA's legislative team continues to meet with congressional leaders regarding TSA's failure to finalize repair station security rules and the subsequent FAA foreign repair station certification moratorium. The "Lift the Ban" survey results were useful in providing a snapshot of the ban's effect on the aviation maintenance industry; however, the committee is looking for more specifics including job loss numbers, lost revenues, and other information detailing the economic impact the ban is having on U.S. companies. Tell your story!

ARSA continues holiday tradition with aviation maintenance scholarship
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In lieu of holiday cards and gifts to members, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association donated $1,000 to the Northrop Rice Foundation for an aviation maintenance scholarship. The award will go to a student attending a Federal Aviation Administration certificated Part 147 Aviation Technician School, with the winner selected by NRF's Board of Directors. More

Reminder: Clock is ticking to cut your company's 2011 tax bill
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As 2011 draws to a close, companies are running out of time to take advantage of a temporary capital investment incentive. If your company purchases equipment this year, you can dramatically reduce your 2011 tax bill. More

Rockefeller uses payroll tax fight to hit House GOP on FAA bill
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Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., used House Speaker John Boehner's, R-Ohio, request for negotiations with the Senate over a payroll tax extension to press the GOP to conference over the funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration. More

Landing the FAA's top job
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After being confirmed by the Senate, FAA administrators serve a five-year term. Republicans have their eyes firmly on the prize of taking back control of the Senate and White House, leaving them unlikely to sign off on a nominee from President Barack Obama. The GOP doesn't want to let Obama choose an agency head who will serve the entire first term of who they hope will be a Republican president. More

ARSA thanks Babbitt for years of service to the aviation industry
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ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod issued the following statement in response to the recent resignation of Randy Babbitt from his position as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

"We at ARSA were disappointed to hear that Randy Babbitt is leaving the FAA. During his tenure, he worked tirelessly to improve aviation safety and the quality of FAA's oversight. We thank him for his many years of outstanding service to the aviation industry. ARSA looks forward to pursuing the same goals with Acting Administrator Michael Huerta."

ARSA Members Getting Members Program
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There is no better advertisement than a satisfied customer. Members are the best people to get others to join, and we have made it simple — fill out a prewritten letter and send it to another company, encouraging them to sign up. If they become a member of ARSA, you get a discount on your dues! Click here for more information!

FAA Safety Briefing November/December 2011
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Airports come in all shapes and sizes and can provide pilots with opportunities for both education and enjoyment at any level. This is the focus of the November/December 2011 issue of FAA Safety Briefing, which takes an in-depth look at the nation's wide array of public-use airports. Articles highlight the benefits of exploring new places to land as well as help raise awareness of runway safety and wildlife hazards.

In this issue, you can also read about what goes in to building an instrument approach, learn more about deciphering airport sign language and appreciate the lessons learned from a runway incursion. In addition, the issue's Nuts, Bolts and Electrons department takes a look at some changes on what it means to be actively engaged. Be sure to check out all this issue has to offer!

Positive Publicity

You Need the PPC and the PPC Needs You!
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ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign is the aviation maintenance industry's chief advocate. The PPC tells of the maintenance industry's important role in ensuring a safe and efficient global civil aviation system, and it alerts lawmakers and other key audiences to facts about the industry's economic and employment benefits through important research projects.

However, repair stations remain a favorite target of those seeking to disparage the aviation system. Through the PPC, ARSA actively counters misinformed stories about the industry's safety record and regulatory compliance.

The PPC is a separate ARSA fund supported by leading aviation maintenance companies dedicated to improving the climate for repair stations. For the campaign to build upon is success, we need your involvement and support.

Click here for more details about the PPC, or email questions to Jason Langford, ARSA's communications manager. Pledge your support here.

Increased demand
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Responding to the increasing demand for skilled workers at Boeing Helena, the University of Montana-Helena College of Technology may double its air and powertrain program next fall. More

UAF wants hangar for aviation maintenance training
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks is negotiating to purchase an aircraft hangar at Fairbanks International Airport, hoping the acquisition will give a training boost to students in its aviation maintenance program. More

Aftermarket business for aviation companies rising
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The aftermarket segment of the business aviation industry generates billions of dollars a year for the suppliers and manufacturers that provide those services. And with business aviation slowly climbing out of a prolonged sales slump, support of aircraft currently flying is crucial for aviation companies. More

Aerospace company offers promise of Alabama jobs to laid off Fokker AIRINC staff
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Less than five months after an aerospace engine repair company closed its Fairhope, Ala., facility, a company with former Fokker AIRINC managers plans to move into the same business space near the city's airport, offering the possibility of hiring back some of the staff who lost their jobs in October. More

Aerospace sector pumped over $5 billion into San Antonio economy in 2010
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San Antonio's aerospace industry had a $5.4 billion economic impact last year, according to a report released by Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. The report estimates that the industry paid $678 million in wages to more than 13,600 employees. More

ARSA Career Center
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The ARSA Career Center is designed to help connect our members with new employment opportunities. The links provided assist those seeking a new job and allow employers and recruiters access to browse resumes and post employment opportunities. More

Final Documents/Your Two Cents
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ARSA now keeps a list of Final Documents and Your Two Cents on its website. 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, or FR, publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars, or 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.
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