ARSA Dispatch
Jul. 1, 2014

Hotline Highlight: "Teaching You How to Fish"

The hotline — ARSA's premier member newsletter — is headed to the presses (metaphorically). Here's a highlight from this month's edition — Expert Training: Answering a Letter of Investigation.More

Floridians in Flight: ARSA Shows Aviation Maintenance is Vital to State

The aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) community is critical to Florida's transportation economy. According to the 2014 Global MRO Market Assessment released by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and TeamSAI Consulting, more than 16,000 Floridians go to work in contract repair stations every day; these businesses will pump close to $1.8 billion into the state's economy this year. More

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FAA's Ruling Doesn't Affect Amazon's Drone Delivery Plans
Dallas Business Journal
The Federal Aviation Administration released guidelines for recreational drone use this week, and at first it appeared the interpretation would put an end to Amazon’s proposed drone delivery plans.More

AAR CEO Pledges $350,000 to Support STEM Education at Miami Youth Center
The Overtown Youth Center hosted a special ceremony today to recognize AAR CORP. and its Chairman and CEO David P. Storch's $350,000 donation to support the Center's science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program.More

New Kansas City Repair Station Awarded FAA Certification
Aviation Technical Services' new aircraft maintenance facility at the Kansas City Missouri International Airport (MCI) received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this week that enables it to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on virtually any transport category aircraft in the world.More

Etihad and Air New Zealand to Share Maintenance Services
Australian Aviation
Etihad Airways and Air New Zealand have signed an agreement to provide reciprocal line maintenance services in Melbourne and Los Angeles.More

Additional Oversight Planning by FAA Could Enhance Safety Risk Management
U.S. Government Accountability Office
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Traffic Organization completed Safety Management System (SMS) implementation in 2010, and five other FAA organizations are implementing it now.More

Grand Opening Set for Duncan Aviation's Expanded Lincoln Facility
AIN Online
Duncan Aviation will open the new maintenance hangar complex at its facility in Lincoln, Neb. with an open house on July 15. A full day of informational sessions, tours of the campus and visits with industry vendors and OEMs will conclude with an evening reception with music, food, drinks and socializing.More

Premier Aviation Overhaul Center Signs Long-Term Heavy Maintenance Contract With Atlas Air
Premier Aviation Overhaul Center and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. are pleased to announce the signing of a two-year Agreement plus options for the provision of airframe heavy maintenance on Atlas Air, Inc.'s fleet of B767-200/300 and B747-400 aircraft.More

GA Telesis CRGSE Expands Electric Power Offerings to Include A320 APU Starter Generator Capability
GA Telesis Component Repair Group Southeast has upgraded its state-of-the-art Avtron Model K838AT-500 IDG/Starter Generator test stand for use on the A320 APU Starter Generator.More

Southwest Airlines Announces Executive Changes
Southwest Airlines
Jack Smith, currently Southwest Airlines' Vice President of Ground Operations, is being promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations, overseeing Technical Operations, Ground Operations, and Cargo and Charters.More

Organizations Offer Range of Training Scholarships
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Aviation organizations recognize the importance of investing in the future of aviation by offering scholarships. This month, AOPA points student and current pilots to scholarships that can help them achieve their aviation dreams. Share these opportunities with those you know who are in training for an aviation-related field.More