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Dec. 23, 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.

NORAD Getting Ready to Track Santa
from United States Senate
North Pole - A holiday tradition continues this year as NORAD and Google team-up again to track Santa's journey around the world on Christmas Eve. NORAD first began to track Santa in 1955 when a misprinted advertisement in a Sears & Roebuck catalogue mistakenly led callers expecting a Santa-hotline to the NORAD commander-in-chief's telephone.

Embracing the spirit of the season, NORAD offered callers its sleigh-location updates and, ever since, has tracked Santa's whereabouts each year on Christmas Eve. In 2007, Google officially partnered with NORAD to display his location in Google Earth and Maps. More

Rockefeller, Hutchison, Dorgan, DeMint Send Bipartisan Letter Expressing Concern Over Airman Certificate Vetting Process
from United States Senate
Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, joined with Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison and Senators Byron L. Dorgan, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, and Jim DeMint, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security, to send a bipartisan letter to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding recent reports of individuals with connections to terrorism or criminal activities holding valid Airman Certificates. More

FAA Inspector Injured in Maui Chopper Accident
from Associated Press
A Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector and a helicopter tour pilot are recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after mechanical problems forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing on Maui. More

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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    Lufthansa Technik and bmi Sign Engine Overhaul Agreement
    from AMT
    Lufthansa Technik and bmi have signed an agreement regarding services for more than 50 aircraft engines. According to the new five-year-contract, Lufthansa Technik will take care of all aspects of maintenance, repair and overhaul of the IAE V2500 engine type powering bmi's complete Airbus A320-series fleet. More

    Auditor Accuses DIA Of Illegally Giving Airlines $10.7M
    from ABC News - Denver
    City of Denver auditors are accusing Denver International Airport of violating state law by giving airlines $10.7 million in credits last year. The bulk of the money went to major DIA tenant United Airlines, which received $5.2 million. Frontier, SkyWest, Delta and American Airlines were among the top five recipients of credit funded by DIA's state fuel tax money. More

    Air France Crash May Lead to New Safety Rules
    from Chicago Tribune
    New airline safety standards may be required after the crash of Air France Flight 447 cast doubt on the reliability of speed-measuring equipment in difficult, stormy conditions, French aviation investigators recently said. More

    Timco to Hire 50 to 100 for Nine-year Contract
    from The Business Journal
    Timco Aviation Services will hire 50 to 100 employees during the next few months as part of a nine-year contract it has landed to work on U.S. Air Force planes. More

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    O&M Seeks MRO Award Nominations
    from Aviation Week
    Overhaul & Maintenance seeks nominations for the AVIATION WEEK MRO of the Year Awards, which will be presented at the MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition in April in Phoenix, Ariz. The awards honor the best MRO and aftermarket entities from around the world for pioneering achievements and value-adding accomplishments achieved during the past 12 months. More

    Checking international Airline's Safety? Good Luck
    from Minneapolis Star Tribune
    You can check fares, fees and flight schedules for just about any airline in the world with a few keystrokes or a single phone call. But checking safety of an international airline is much more complicated. More

    Pratt & Whitney, Union Head to Court in Jobs Fight
    from Associated Press via The Hour
    A union's legal challenge to possible job cuts at jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney is renewing familiar issues about global competition and the erosion of Connecticut's manufacturing base. 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:

    Liberty Acquires Aviation Business for School of Aeronautics
    from Liberty University News & Events
    Liberty University School of Aeronautics has already soared higher than expectations, growing from four students to more than 200 in the last seven years. Liberty recently announced that the acquisition of a local aviation business will take the largest flight school in the Commonwealth of Virginia even higher. More

    Tarmac Wait Limited to 3 Hours Under New U.S. Rules
    from Liberty University News & Events
    Liberty University School of Aeronautics has already soared higher than expectations, growing from four students to more than 200 in the last seven years. Liberty recently announced that the acquisition of a local aviation business will take the largest flight school in the Commonwealth of Virginia even higher. More

    China Aircraft Maintenance Market to Grow 7.6 Percent Annually
    from Trading Markets
    China will need 2,400 new airplanes in the coming two decades, becoming the world's second largest aviation market. And its huge aircraft maintenance market is expected to be growing at a 7.6 percent clip annually, by estimations of International Air Transport Association (IATA). More

    Final Documents/Your Two Cents
    from ARSA
    ARSA now keeps a list of Final Documents and Your Two Cents on its Web site 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

    Happy Holidays from ARSA!
    from ARSA
    The Aeronautical Repair Station Association would like to wish you and yours a happy holiday season.

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