ARSA Dispatch
Jun. 11, 2014

ARSA's Grand European Tour...In One Hour

On June 9, ARSA toured Europe to spread the word about the FAA's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding drug and alcohol (D&A) testing at foreign part 145 certificated repair stations. Thanks to Washington's centrality to international aviation issues, the team was able to "touch down" in multiple nations in one room.More

Hotline Highlight: Back to ARSA's Future

The hotline — ARSA's premier member newsletter — has come off the presses (metaphorically). Check out a highlight from this month's edition. More

House to Consider Legislation to Permanently Increase Sec. 179 Levels

Later this week, the House is expected to vote on the America's Small Business Tax Relief Act (H.R. 4457), which permanently increases Sec. 179 expensing levels. ARSA strongly supports permanently increasing Sec. 179 expensing levels to promote growth and add certainty to the tax code.More

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HAECO Opens New Component MRO Facility at Xiamen
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited ("HAECO") Group has officially opened a new ponent MRO facility at Xiamen, in Mainland China called HAECO Component Overhaul (Xiamen) Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the HAECO Group.More

Regulations Must Be Global, Says IATA Chief Tony Tyler
The Australian
As Tony Tyler headed to meet his fellow airline executives in Doha's Ritz-Carlton hotel this week, he would pass a one-third scale model of the world's first commercial airliner.More

Ribbon Cut on Tech School's New Aviation Maintenance Program
The McDuffie Progress
Augusta Tech is ready to take off in its new aviation maintenance technology building. The school cut the ribbon on the building that will be used to train aviation technician students to be able to sit for FAA exams to be able to acquire a job in commercial airplane repair. More

AIA Names Faoro Vice President for Membership Services and Business Development
Aerospace Industry Associations
Daniel D. Faoro has joined the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) as Vice President for Membership Services and Business Development, bringing extensive association experience in membership outreach, marketing and revenue generation.More

Air Canada's Rovinescu Is the New IATA Chairman
Air Transport News
The IATA announced that Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada, has assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors for a one-year term, effective immediately.More

IATA — Industry Celebrates its Centennial in the Black
International Air Transport Association
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the Economic Performance of the Airline Industry report outlining how air transport is adding value for consumers, the wider economy, governments, and investors.More

Keystone Aviation Donates Aircraft to Community College
AIN Online
Keystone Aviation has donated a Piper Seneca to the Salt Lake City Community College aviation department. The aircraft will be part of an educational reconstruction experience for approximately 200 students.More

AAR Becomes the First MRO Operator to Sign Data-Sharing Pact with FAA
AAR, a recognized leader in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), has become the first MRO operator to agree to voluntarily share safety information with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). AAR recently signed an agreement to take part in the FAA's Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing program, which is designed to help MRO operators avoid serious and potentially costly safety issues and the FAA to identify high-risk areas.More

Australia: We're Flying Into an Aviation Skills Crisis, With Safety Under the Radar
The Conversation
At a recent Senate Committee inquiry into the future of Qantas, both major airlines deflected concerns about the quality and safety of offshored maintenance with assurances that the facilities are safe because Australia's safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, approved them.More

Nigeria: Federal Government to Build Aircraft Maintenance School in Anambra
The Federal Government, on Saturday, laid the foundation for the construction of an ultra-modern School of Aeronautic and Aircraft Maintenance Engineering in Ogbaru, Anambra State.More

Clay Lacy Donates Two Jets to Van Nuys A&P School
AIN Online
In a ceremony held this morning at California's Van Nuys Airport, Clay Lacy Aviation owner Clay Lacy donated two "historic" jets to the local aviation maintenance school, North Valley Occupational Center-Aviation.More