ARSA Dispatch
Jun. 25, 2014

Take Action: An International Voice on D&A Testing

The FAA's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) is the first stage of a process that could impose drug and alcohol (D&A) testing requirements on aviation maintenance providers around the globe. International stakeholders must be heard; ARSA will help find their voice.More

FAA Response: Parts Identification Guidance

In a June 19 letter, the FAA addressed ARSA's request for guidance regarding the identification that should be referenced in maintenance records when more than one production approval holder number is applied to a part.More

Upcoming ARSA Event: Miami Aviation Maintenance Spotlight

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association will host an outreach breakfast on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Miami. Executive Vice President Christian Klein and Director of Operations Brett Levanto will join Miami-area ARSA members and local government officials to explore the vital role of aviation maintenance in the lives and livelihoods of the people of Florida, the United States and the world.More

EASA Launches Applicant Portal

Some EASA forms may now be submitted online. The "applicant portal" is accepting initial and change applications from persons located in the EU or associated member states for major and minor repairs, supplemental type certificates, derivatives and European Technical Standard Order Authorizations.More

ARSA's Filler Speaks on International Compliance

Marshall Filler, ARSA managing director and general counsel, joined with other international aviation representatives this past Wednesday, June 18, at the 2014 FAA-EASA International Aviation Safety Conference. Filler and fellow stakeholders focused on various aspects of the U.S. and EU Safety Agreement along with its Technical Implementation Procedures and Maintenance Annex Guidance.More

FAA Resources: Defining Moments in Aviation History

ARSA staff members frequently search for resources, guides, and tools that might be useful for our members as they work to ensure global aviation safety. Today's installment comes from the Federal Aviation Administration's "Celebrating a History of Excellence," a page devoted to American aviation history.More

FAA: Right Direction on EASA Data Acceptance

On June 12, 2014 the FAA issued Information for Operators (InFO) 14008. The InFO was developed in response to a Feb. 19, 2014, ARSA letter highlighting misunderstandings surrounding U.S.-EU Safety Agreement Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP) provisions on mutual acceptance of repair data.More

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GE Aviation Is Poised For Solid Growth in the Coming Years
Driven by an upcycle in the global commercial aviation sector, General Electric's (GE) aviation business is poised for solid growth in the coming years. More

Heico Subsidiary Acquires Aviation Parts Company
Miami Herald
A susidiary of niche technology company Heico Corp., Seal Dynamics LLC, has completed the acquisition of California-based Quest Aviation Supply.More

Gulfstream Opens West Coast Parts Distribution Center
AIN Online
Gulfstream Aerospace has expanded its worldwide service and support network by opening a parts and materials distribution center near Los Angeles.More

EagleMed Air Medical Transport Selects Metro Aviation for Helicopter Flight Sim Training
Rotor News
EagleMed LLC critical care air medical transport company has selected Metro Aviation as its preferred provider of helicopter simulator training for its pilots. More

Pratt Opens New Jet-Engine Center
Sun Sentinel
Pratt & Whitney on Monday officially opened its new 100,000-square-foot jet-engine center on its northwestern Palm Beach County campus.More

Metro Aviation Delivers Third Air Medical Aircraft to Northwest MEDSTAR
Metro Aviation
Northwest MedStar recently received its newest Airbus EC135. The latest addition is the third helicopter completed and delivered by Metro Aviation in the past year, bringing the total helicopter fleet to seven for the Spokane-based program.More

TIMCO Opens New Line Services Locations
TIMCO Aviation Services, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO), posted that it launched new line maintenance and cabin services operations at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in mid-May, and at San Francisco International Airport in early June.More

Open House Celebration for Business Aviation's Newest State-of-the-Art Aircraft Maintenance Facility
On July 15, 2014, Duncan Aviation is opening its state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance hangar to the business aviation community with an Open House celebration.More

AAR Lands Supply Chain Deal with Kenya Airways with Assist from the U.S. Commerce Department
AAR, a global aerospace, government and defense contractor, has become the first aviation company to land a multi-year deal under the Obama administration's "Doing Business in Africa" initiative.More