ARSA Dispatch
May. 20, 2015

FAA Finally Clarifies Designee Privilege

Nearly three years after ARSA first raised the issue — and after one unsatisfactory response — on May 13 the FAA clarified a repair specification designated engineering representative's (RS-DER) ability to rescind an approval of engineering information.More

ARSA Joins STEM Leadership Council

On May 14, the STEM Education Coalition welcomed ARSA as a new member of its Leadership Council. ARSA's new position will give the aviation maintenance industry a voice in the science, technology, engineering and math universe.More

ARSA on the Road: Cleveland, Ohio

ARSA's Vice President of Communications Brett Levanto presented at the Regional Airline Association's (RAA) 40th Annual Convention in Cleveland, Ohio and paid a visit to Component Repair Technologies' facility in nearby Mentor. More

Air Carrier Contract Maintenance Requirements: It's Been a Long Flight
The government can have a tough time getting things done. Washington stagnation is an old and familiar storyline. However, sometimes there's something worse than inaction: when policymakers are compelled to do something best left alone. More

Conference Call
In the middle of April, the aviation maintenance education world converged on Orlando, FL, as the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) came together for the 55th time at its 2015 annual conference. More

Two New Aerospace Groups Join Coalition's Leadership Council
Stem Education Coalition
The Coalition is pleased to announce two new members of its Leadership Council.More

Duncan Aviation Celebrates 20 Years of Falcon Authorization
Duncan Aviation's Lincoln, Nebraska, location celebrates 20 years as a Dassault Authorized Service Center (ASC) for all Falcon model aircraft.More

Duncan Aviation and Honeywell Aerospace Develop STCs for ADS-B Solutions
Duncan Aviation and Honeywell Aerospace are collaborating to develop supplemental type certificates (STCs) for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solutions for Honeywell's Primus 1000/2000 and SPZ-8000 flight decks on multiple Hawker 800 series aircraft and select Cessna Citation 560 aircraft with Honeywell's Primus II radio system.More

Air France-KLM, Delta Airlines, and Alitalia JV receives EU antitrust approval
The joint venture between the three airlines Air France-KLM, Delta Airlines and Alitalia has its origins in the open skies agreement between the EU and USA signed on the 22nd March 2007.More

Finnair and Lufthansa Technik Sign Contract on A350 XWB Component Support
Finnair, the first European airline to operate the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, has awarded Lufthansa Technik a 12-year agreement for component support for the new aircraft type.More

BARFIELD and AMG Strengthen their Sales Synergies
Since Barfield's acquisition in July 2014, the two US subsidiaries of AFI KLM E&M specializing in component repair and overhaul — Barfield and its sister company AMG — have been working on strengthening their synergies.More

Dassault Bolsters Support for Falcon Customers and Pilots
AIN Online
France's Dassault Aviation comes to the EBACE show on a high after its Rafale fighter secured orders from Egypt, Qatar and India. More

Embry-Riddle Selected as Part of FAA's Center of Excellence in Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the ASSURE Coalition have been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the nation's new Center of Excellence in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).More

Next-Generation of Aircraft Maintenance Professionals
Speaking to aircraft maintenance technician students is one of the more rewarding activities my role as Chief Editor provides. More

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