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As 2010 comes to a close, ARSA 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 next Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011.

ARSA's 2011 Annual Repair Symposium: Registration is now open!
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Dec. 8, 2010 issue: 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. More

Photos of plane fixed with tape arouse concern
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June 16, 2010 issue:An online post, which reveals shocking midair photographs of a Kunming Airlines aircraft flying with aluminum tape rolled around its wing, has triggered concerns over flight safety. However, according to aviation experts, there is no need for worry, as "aluminum tape is commonly used as a temporary measure to fix planes." More

American Airlines' mechanics union threaten to leave FAA safety program
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Aug. 25, 2010 issue: American Airlines' mechanics union threatened to quit a key aviation safety program, arguing that federal inspectors have used it to investigate its workers. The disagreement was the latest dispute between Fort Worth, Texas-based American and the Federal Aviation Administration, which has closely scrutinized the carrier's maintenance practices for more than two years. More

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Fighting closure in Connecticut
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Jan. 13, 2010 issue: When the Boeing Estella and Mike Pesapane have been punching the clock at the Pratt and Whitney engine center in Cheshire, Connecticut for 30 years. Until very recently the Pesapane's figured they had their financial future mapped out. Their self-built home is nearly paid off. The only modest extravagances are the colorful plaques, sculptures and posters Estella collects of crescent moons. Retirement looked like it was only a decade away. But last July, Pratt and Whitney announced they were going to close their repair facility in Cheshire and a smaller repair center in East Hartford. More

FAA changes rule on commercial parts
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Sept. 1, 2010 issue: Changes to the FAR Part 21 manufacturing rule published last Oct. 16, are slated to go into effect on April 16, 2011, including a modification to the standards for manufacturing. Currently, only parts specifically manufactured for installation in type-certified aircraft are regulated by the FAA, but the changes would expand the parts covered. More

FAA and maintenance fatigue
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July 7, 2010 issue: While many maintenance professionals want to learn more about fatigue challenges, it is impossible to research the thousands of documents, books and websites on the internet. The FAA has sponsored a multi-disciplinary subject matter expert work group involving industry, labor, research, and government to investigate the issues associated with maintenance fatigue, and the practical science-based methods that can be used to manage fatigue risk. This website is a work in progress, and a result of the multi-disciplinary work group’s efforts to date. This website is intended to provide you with information that directly applies to aviation maintenance related fatigue. More

American Airlines' in-house repair policy is both boon and burden
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Feb. 24, 2010 issue: American Airlines Inc. prides itself as the only large carrier doing its own major aircraft maintenance, saying the strategy saves time and boosts quality for the work done on its 610 jets. But there's an unforeseen cost to the Fort Worth-based company's approach: a seemingly never-ending series of negative headlines, government audits and fines over how the company fixes its planes. More

Please mark your calendar for the 2011 ATA e-Business Forum to be held June 6-8, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, Canada.Held in conjunction with the S1000D User Forum, this combined event will provide a high level overview of the latest developments in information exchange for the commercial aviation industry to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations.

More details will soon follow.

Learn more about the ATA e-Business Program.

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Boeing 787 loses thrust in an engine, lands early
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Feb. 24, 2010 issue: Now we know the Boeing 787 Dreamliner can fly on one engine and it wasn’t from a test. ZA001, the first 787 to fly, experienced an "uncommanded loss of thrust" in one of its two Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines during a test flight. So what was supposed to be eight hours of flight testing turned into a one hour and twelve minute short hop, according to Randy's Journal, a Boeing blog authored by Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of marketing Randy Tinseth. More

ARSA questions TSA Authority
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Feb. 24, 2010 issue: In its comments to the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) repair station security regulations, ARSA questioned whether the agency had jurisdiction over certificate action. More
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New aviation maintenance program takes off
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Jan. 20, 2010 issue: What goes up, must come down, for repairs. And not just any type of mechanic can take care of today's modern airplanes. Earlier this year, KAIT-TV tracked the progress of Arkansas Northeastern's Aviation Program. More

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