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As 2012 comes to a close, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the ARSA Dispatch a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 2, 2013.

The old and the new: ARSA takes a look at the FAA's rewrite of 145
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On May 21, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would significantly revise 14 CFR part 145, the regulation governing aviation maintenance repair stations. While ARSA is still analyzing its implications, staff has completed a side-by-side comparison and a red-lined version of the current vs. proposed rule. More



Sequestration will hit FAA operations, White House says
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The FAA could see its budget slashed by more than $1 billion if sequestration goes ahead as planned according to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB reported that the FAA will have its $15.9 billion budget reduced by $1.04 billion annually, stating that the FAA's "ability to oversee and manage the Nation's airspace and air traffic control will be reduced." More

Survey says ... ARSA survey paints picture of industry audit burden
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ARSA is working closely with international aviation authorities to reduce the overwhelming number of contract maintenance audits. ARSA recently conducted an industry survey to address the present reality of nearly nonstop, overlapping and duplicative audits by helping ARSA get an accurate picture of the audit burden repair stations face. More



It's done and we won! Congress clears FAA bill
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More than four years and 23 short-term extensions after the nation's last long-term Federal Aviation Administration authorization law expired, Congress has finally completed work on its replacement. The House and Senate approved the FAA Modernization and Reform Act (HR 658) and President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill within days. The final reauthorization measure incorporated many legislative changes proposed by ARSA throughout the process and proves that hard, persistent work by ARSA and its members will reap benefits. More

SCOTUS passes on ICA
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The Supreme Court will not hear a case with important implications relating to the FAA's handing of regulations on Instructions for Continued Airworthiness. More



OEMs, repair stations seek clear ICA policy
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A proposed FAA policy on manufacturer-developed maintenance instructions is raising concerns that the agency is wandering into competitive issues rather than sticking to safety regulation. FAA proposed the policy to clarify its position on the availability of instructions for continued airworthiness, saying it was not acceptable for manufacturers/design-approval holders to limit the distribution of ICA by placing contractual requirements or adding restrictive language to control the use of the instructions. More

Senate aviation leaders press DHS on security rule
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On March 29, Senate aviation leaders delivered a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, urging completion of repair station security rules to "address the economic consequences of government inaction to industry." More

MROs cite concerns about skills shortages
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The adage goes that good people are hard to find, and many commercial MRO facilities are reporting difficulties filling maintenance positions with skilled workers. Given the outlook for MRO technicians needed throughout the aviation industry, it appears that they have reason to worry. More

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ARSA suggests changes to FAA Form 8310-3
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The FAA recently solicited comments on Form 8310-3, Application for Repair Station Certificate and/or Rating, as it seeks renewed approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect that information. ARSA submitted comments noting that the current form does not accurately reflect regulatory requirements applicable to the sale or transfer of repair station assets. More

What does the new FAA law mean for you?
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Now that Congress finally enacted a multiyear FAA reauthorization bill, what does it mean for you? The legislation, which authorizes $15.9 billion annually for the agency through 2015, strikes the right balance between safety, oversight and operational freedom for repair stations. However, it doesn't mean the law is without consequences for maintenance providers, manufacturers, air carriers and aircraft parts distributors. More
 
 


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