ARSA Dispatch
April 1, 2009
ARSA 2009 Annual Repair Symposium
Thanks to everyone who attended the ARSA Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium March 26-28, 2009 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, VA.

We hope you had fun and left with a lot of valuable information. The March 31, 2009 issue of the hotline (available soon) will have a complete recap of the event.

The ARSA 2010 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium will take place March 4-6, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA.

Make plans now to join us next year!

Thanks again to all of our sponsors:

A.O.G. Reaction, Inc.
Aero Instruments & Avionics, Inc.
Aircraft Electric Motors, Inc.
Aircraft Inventory Management & Services, Ltd.
AirSure Limited
Coopesa, R.L.
Electron Beam Welding, Inc.
Erickson Air-Crane Inc.
Fortner Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc.
Inventory Locator Service, LLC
Lynden Air Cargo, LLC
PAI Consulting
Spirit AeroSystems
Texas Pneumatic Systems, Inc.
The Boeing Company
TIMCO
Tri-Cities Regional Airport
Turbine Fuel Systems, Inc.


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from The Wall Street Journal
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from Aviation Week
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from NBC News - Evansville, IN
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Del Tech Unveils New Aviation Maintenance Center
from WMDT
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from Aero-News
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