ARSA Dispatch
Apr. 15, 2015

Hearings with Huerta — Senate Kicks Off FAA Reauthorization

On April 14, the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee held the first in a series of hearings on FAA reauthorization legislation. The panel heard testimony from FAA Administrator Michael Huerta regarding key aviation funding and programmatic issues.More

Open House: SONICO Welcomes Congressional Staffer

Seeds planted on Legislative Day didn't take long to blossom as a staffer from Sen. Maria Cantwell's (D-Wash.) office visited SONICO, Inc. on April 2.More

Finding a Solution — Helping to Ignite the Careers of Young Aviators
Helicopters Magazine
Replacing highly-skilled workers and meeting future demands for new aviation and aerospace personnel is certainly not unique to Canada. It's a global issue and is underscored in a new report by the Aeronautical Repair Station (ARSA) and the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) in the United States.More

Aerospace Maintenance Competition Taking Place During MRO Americas 2015
The Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) is taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Fla., during MRO Americas 2015.More

Unique Aviation Career As an Aviation Maintenance Technician
The need for aviation maintenance technicians is growing, and the skill set is expanding. You might be surprised by what direction the field is heading and where you can go, once you have the degree.More

Delta TechOps Expands APU Maintenance Services for Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737 Fleet
Delta TechOps, the maintenance division of Delta Air Lines and North America's largest Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul provider, has once again expanded its relationship with Sun Country Airlines of St. Paul, Minnesota. More

Barfield Integrates 3-D Inspections for Composites
The advent of the Boeing 787 and its structures made of composites is prompting airlines and MRO service providers to adapt their processes and maintenance tooling. More

AMETEK Singapore Expands Senior Team With Key Appointment
A unit of AMETEK MRO, has expanded its senior team with the appointment of Brian Hunter to the newly created position of Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Mr. Hunter has a wealth of aerospace experience gained in diverse roles over the past 25 years. More

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty Tours UTC Aerospace Systems in Danbury
Connecticut Plus
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (Conn.-5) recently toured United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Aerospace Systems in Danbury and held a town hall with employees. UTC Aerospace Systems' Danbury workforce develops and manufactures electro-optical systems supporting a range of critical missions in space, air, and on the ground, supporting defense, civil, and international markets. More

Lufthansa Technik Presenting New Seating Concept at Aircraft Interiors Expo
At the world's leading trade fair for aircraft cabins, the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik AG is presenting its revolutionary chair seating concept for airline customers for the first time. More

Boeing Sells 737s to Copa in Record U.S.-Panama Agreement
Boeing Co. secured an order to sell 61 737 single-aisle jetliners to Panama's Copa Airlines in a deal valued at $6.6 billion, the largest commercial transaction between companies from the two nations as President Barack Obama attends a political summit in the Central American nation.More

Delta TechOps Names Sonny Stern Vice President of Sales, MRO Services
Delta TechOps, Delta Air Lines' maintenance division and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider business, announced today the appointment of Sonny Stern as Vice President Sales, MRO Services at Delta TechOps. He will join the organization on April 15, 2015.More

K-State Salina Celebrates 50 Years
Lily Nowak had fun Saturday helping her mom, Sarah, transform a plastic ginger ale bottle into a rocket by using Hello Kitty tape to affix fins made from CDs and a police tape streamer to flutter behindMore

State Department Investigates Gulf Aid Allegations
The simmering feud between the heavyweight airlines of the U.S. and Middle East has boiled over into a government review.More

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