ARSA Dispatch
Jan. 14, 2015

President Unveils Free Community College Plan

On Jan. 9, the White House unveiled a proposal to make two years of community college free for many students. At the same time, President Barack Obama announced a new American Technical Training Fund to prepare Americans for better-paying jobs by connecting skills development to the needs of employers.More

Industry to FAA: Repair Stations Know When to Fold 'Em

On Jan. 9, a coalition of aviation trade associations petitioned the FAA to restore the right to voluntarily surrender a repair station certificate.More

House T&I Committee Announces Certification Hearing

On Jan. 21 at 10 a.m., the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee is holding a hearing on "Reforming and Streamlining the FAA's Regulatory Certification Processes."More

ARSA — Industry to FAA: Repair Stations Know When to Fold 'Em
Air Transport News
On Jan. 9, a coalition of aviation trade associations petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to restore the right to voluntarily surrender a repair station certificate.More

Industry to FAA: Repair Stations Know When to Fold 'Em
Aviation Pros
On Jan. 9, a coalition of aviation trade associations petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to restore the right to voluntarily surrender a repair station certificate.More

MRO News — Jan. 9, 2015
Air Transport World
(ATEC) have jointly submitted a re-write of FAA's Advisory Circular (AC) 65-30B, "Overview of the Aviation Maintenance Profession."More

NBAA Upbeat about Working with Senators Thune, Nelson on FAA Reauthorization
National Business Aviation Association
NBAA looks forward to working with two strong supporters of general aviation in the newly seated 114th Congress. Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) now hold the top positions in the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which among other things, will take up reauthorization of the FAA.More

AOPA Announces Five New Fly-In Locations for 2015
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
AOPA has announced plans for five new fly-ins in 2015 following the success of last year's inaugural events. AOPA's 2015 Fly-Ins are scheduled for California's Salinas Municipal Airport (SNS) on May 16, Minnesota's Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE) on Aug. 22, Colorado's Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) on Sept. 26, and Tennessee's Tullahoma Regional Airport (THA) on Oct. 10.More

FAA Grants Additional Regulatory Exemptions for UAS
Precision Farming Dealer
UAS Magazine reports that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted two additional regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in 2015.More

CEA Signs On as First Major Supporter of UAS Safety Campaign, "Know Before You Fly"
FinWin.com
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(r) recently announced its support of the new UAS safety campaign, "Know Before You Fly," during the 2015 International CES(r).More

FAA: Airlines Should Scrutinize Data to Prevent Accidents
USA Today
Airlines will have to adopt safety programs that scrutinize their operations for clues about where flawed decisions or problems with equipment could lead to accidents, according to a recently-released Federal Aviation Administration rule.More

First FAA Exemption for Ag UAV Operator Is in Idaho
Brownfield Ag News
An unmanned aircraft systems operation is the first to be granted a regulatory exemption by the FAA to do crop scouting. More

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