ARSA Dispatch
Feb. 4, 2014

TSA Begins Foreign Repair Station Security Audits

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is delivering questionnaires to FAA certificated part 145 repair stations operating outside the United States.

The survey is part of the security review and audit process mandated by Congress to occur within six months of TSA finalizing the aircraft repair station security rule. ARSA is encouraging all companies receiving the questionnaire to complete it as soon as possible and return it to TSA.

If you are an FAA certificated part 145 repair station located outside the United States and haven't been reached by TSA, please contact ARSA's Vice President of Legislative Affairs Daniel Fisher. More

Hearing to Examine FAA Progress

On Feb. 5, the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled "The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012: Two Years Later" to examine the progress the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made in implementing provisions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 intended to improve the safety and efficiency of the civil aviation system now and into the future.More

TSA Contacts Repair Stations about Security Rules

The Transportation Security Administration is in the process of delivering letters to part 145 repair stations that must comply with the aircraft repair station security rule's new security measures.More

Give Your Two Cents on ARSA Strategic Plan

For over 25 years, ARSA has been the voice of aviation maintenance, promoting and defending the industry in the regulatory, legislative, and media arenas. To ensure the association's continued growth in these areas, both domestically and abroad, the ARSA Board of Directors recently approved the new "ARSA 20-20" strategic plan.

The plan outlines association goals and objectives for the coming year and will allow members to track its progress through pre-determined benchmarks. The restructuring of membership dues will fund additional resources and ensure the Positive Publicity Campaign, previously financed by individual corporate contributions, is supported by the entire membership.

ARSA members are strongly encouraged to review both the "ARSA 20/20" executive summary and the detailed strategic plan to learn more about association objectives moving forward. Feedback can be sent to

2014 Symposium Agenda Takes Shape

On March 19-21, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) will hold its Legislative Day on Capitol Hill and Annual Repair Symposium in Arlington, Va. Join aviation professionals from around the world to connect with officials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other aviation authorities as well as key members of Congress and your colleagues in the industry.

The Symposium will include a variety of sessions designed to help you stay compliant with the ever-complex maze of federal aviation regulations. Legislative Day informs you about critical issues in Washington and provides the opportunity to arrange Capitol Hill meetings with your representatives, senators, and congressional staff. The tentative agenda is available here.

Register today for this exciting opportunity to gain valuable intelligence on what's happening in our industry!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for either Legislative Day or the 2014 Symposium, click here for sponsorship opportunities or contact Jennifer Kitching.More

Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring the 2014 Repair Symposium?

As the maintenance industry's top event devoted exclusively to regulatory compliance, the ARSA Symposium attracts a highly qualified professional audience. Use this opportunity to promote your company while showing support for ARSA.More

Check Out ARSA's New Drug Program Management Service Benefit

ARSA, in partnership with NATA Compliance Services (NATACS), is pleased to announce a new drug program management service that provides accurate, fast, and reliable solutions for a safe and compliant drug-free workplace. NATACS is a "one stop" solution providing policy templates, plan setup, regulatory assistance, and program administration. Benefits include:

For more information, visit or call 800.493.9707.

To review ARSA's Drug & Alcohol Resource Page, please click here .More

AJW Technique Passes Thai DCA Approval Criteria with Flying Colors
Auditors from the Thai Civil Aviation Authority have completed their appraisal of AJW Technique's state-of-the-art facility in Montreal. The audit involved a detailed review of the organization's quality systems and processes. The Authority did not identify any areas in need of corrective action.More

Boeing Shanghai Signs Heavy Maintenance Agreements with Air Astana and Rossiya Airlines
Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services reported the signing of 767 heavy maintenance agreements with Air Astana and Rossiya Airlines. The airlines, based in Kazakhstan and Russia, respectively, are new customers for Boeing Shanghai.More

Batam Aero Technic Adds Capacity in Indonesia
Air Transport World
Batam Aero Technic has opened the first of four hangars at Indonesia's Hang Nadim International Airport. It will start airframe heavy maintenance from this hangar in February.More

Spirit Aeronautics Adds Interior Completions Hangar
AIN Online
The new hangar, located adjacent to its current facility, is approximately 8,000 sq. ft. and includes 7,800 sq. ft. of shop space and additional office space.More

Technical Training Program Helping High School Students Find Their Way
The Wichita Eagle
This week, seven high school boys under the lead of instructor Dawn Brown disassembled and reassembled aircraft brakes in the aircraft hangar at the National Center for Aviation Training. They are the first class of high school students to take the school's General Aviation Maintenance class as part of a state program created in 2012 by Senate Bill 155.More