ARSA Dispatch
Jun. 30, 2015

Registration Open for California Outreach Event

ARSA, along with PPG Aerospace and Fortner Engineering, is jointly hosting an outreach meeting for the aviation maintenance industry in California on July 21.More

ARSA: Time Is Running Short for FAA Reauthorization
AIN Online
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association has established an "FAA Authorization Countdown Clock," warning Congress has little time to reach agreement on a "transformational" reauthorization bill before the September 30 deadline. More

Window Seat: The Countdown Is on for FAA Reauthorization
Tulsa World
Advocacy group the Aeronautical Repair Station Association has launched a "Minutes to Midnight" countdown clock to raise awareness about the expiration of Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. More

Video: Airborne 06.24.15: Aspen Acquires Accord, CubCrafters Builder Assist, EAA Pilot Proficiency Ctr
Aero-News Network
Also: Neffenger As TSA Administrator, It's Jetman!, NTSB Safety Seminar, Draken International, McBurney Aviation Scholarship, Santa Cruz Petitions FAA, New Director For Langley More

Senate Calls for Improved FAA Certification Process
AIN Online
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee highlights certification reform and ADS-B implementation in its recommended $16 billion Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the FAA.More

FAA Overhaul Bill To Be Released July 1
Aero-News Network
The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will release the long-awaited draft FAA Reauthorization Bill on July 1. The bill is expected to include provisions that would pull the air traffic control system out of federal hands and impose a "user fee" for aircraft utilizing air traffic control services.More

Kansas State University Salina Expands Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program with New Bachelor's Degree and Minor
With the unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, industry growing at a rapid pace, Kansas State University Salina is meeting career demands with the addition of a new bachelor's degree and minor beginning this fall.More

FAA Implements Safety Reporting Program for Aircraft Certification Service Employees
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in partnership with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), today began a safety reporting program called the Safety Review Process (SRP). The 18-month pilot program, which is open to all bargaining-unit employees, allows FAA employees who work in the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) to elevate safety concerns without fear of retaliation.More

Spirit Aeronautics Receives Expanded Airframe Maintenance Ratings from FAA
Spirit Aeronautics has successfully fulfilled the requirements to expand their FAA Approved Capabilities List to include additional airframe ratings. More

U.S. Panel Aims to Shield Planes From Cyberattack
The Wall Street Journal
A high-level advisory committee set up by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration — including representatives of plane makers, pilots and parts suppliers from around the globe — was scheduled to meet for the first time this month amid rising concern over potential industry vulnerability to computer hackers.More

MTU Maintenance Wins V2500 Maintenance Contract for Aruba Airlines
MTU Maintenance, one of the top five engine maintenance providers worldwide, has further extended its customer base which now also includes a new operator from the Caribbean.More

New Model Calculates How Air Transport Connects the World
Every time you've seen a plane take off or land at a hub airport, you've seen the world growing more connected, according to a new model developed by researchers at MIT. More

Embry-Riddle Offers Short Courses in Aviation Safety, Accident Investigation, Management and Unmanned Aircraft Systems
As part of Embry-Riddle's commitment to continuing professional education and lifelong learning, the university is hosting a variety of aviation-focused short courses and seminars taught by aviation industry subject-matter experts from Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., campuses and the Worldwide Campus. More

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