ARSA Dispatch
May. 29, 2013

Check Out ARSA's Library of Recorded Webinars and Online Training Classes Today!

ARSA is pleased to announce that recorded online training classes and webinars are now available for member purchase. Click here to review the current inventory of webinar and online training class recordings. Check back often as courses will be continually added.

The association will resume live, weekly webinars June 5. The next webinar, titled "Major/Minor Primer," will feature Sarah MacLeod, managing member, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, and executive director, ARSA.More

MacLeod Addresses AMROI

Last week, ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod addressed attendees at Aviation MRO Indonesia 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. MacLeod provided the International Key Note Address titled "Strengthening Bilateral Cooperation in Aviation Safety and Maintenance Regulations" and also participated as a panelist during the "MRO Roundtable — How Can Indonesia's MRO Industry Achieve World Class Standards and Keep Pace with the Expansion and Growth of the Country's Airlines?”

In addition to presenting at AMROI 2013, MacLeod met with key Indonesian aviation officials to discuss aviation maintenance safety and economic matters as well as ways in which the U.S. MRO community can work more cooperatively with the Indonesian MRO community.

"This trip has been a fantastic educational and networking experience," stated MacLeod. "Indonesia continues to expand its MRO presence. ARSA must be actively engaged with those companies that provide maintenance in Indonesia to ensure collaboration on safety and business matters with their counterparts here in the U.S."More

Funding Opportunities for Partnerships with Higher Education

One of ARSA’s top priorities is workforce development. ARSA therefore provides its membership with opportunities to train the future workers and leaders of the aviation industry.

One way for a repair station to invest in its community and help develop a stronger local workforce is to partner with a local trade school or community college.

Two federal grant opportunities are available to fund partnerships with higher education institutions. While both require the school be the named applicant, the funds may be used toward a joint project with a business or local employer.More

Exciting Opportunity for Students to Gain Experience in Nation's Capital

Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, a boutique law firm in Alexandria, Va., specializing in the aerospace and construction industries, currently has an opening for its summer communications internship program.

The intern will gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process, getting a behind-the-scenes look at how policy is crafted and the impact it has on critical sectors of the economy. The intern will monitor developments in the Nation’s Capital, draft content for various client publications, conduct research on related issues, and undertake many other hands-on assignments that will provide the rare opportunity of "seeing how the sausage is made" in Washington, D.C.

For more information, please visit

Media Kit Available to Improve Industry's Press Outreach

In an effort to boost ARSA’s visibility, the association recently produced a media kit to inform both industry press and general media about the benefits of contract maintenance. The association's new media kit is the best source to find ARSA staff's areas of expertise, aviation maintenance professionals willing to speak on the industry's behalf, and ARSA's latest global MRO industry economic study. View the ARSA media kit at

For questions about ARSA's media program, please email Vice President of Communications, Policy, and Planning Eric Byer at

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Aviation Company Expanding at Airport
The Telegraph
A fixed-base operator at St. Louis Regional Airport in East Alton, Ill., is planning an expansion to its facility, where the firm will add a wood shop and accessory repair shop, bringing 34 new jobs. The expansion will bring West Star Aviation's operation from 250,000 square feet to 317,300 square feet. Employment will grow from 266 to 300.More

Embraer Executive Jets Expands Current Authorized Service Center Network in Germany
Nayak Aircraft Services, based in Cologne, Germany, which is already a line and base maintenance Embraer Authorized Service Center for the Phenom 100 and the Phenom 300, is now certified for line maintenance for the Legacy 600 and Legacy 650. In preparation for the entry into service of the Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 in EMEA and, in addition to its owned Service Center in Paris Le Bourget, France, Embraer Executive Jets has signed a Memoranda of Understanding with Nayak.More

Gulfstream Continues to Expand Support in Europe
Operators of Gulfstreams based or traveling in Europe will benefit from augmented support capability. Gulfstream has moved more parts into the region, bringing the total value to $125 million.More