ARSA Dispatch
Jul. 8, 2015

Aviation Coalition Does Its Part for Alternative Parts
ARSA
On July 7, ARSA joined six other aviation trade associations in urging Congress to refrain from mandating a duplicative and unnecessary FAA regulation. More

Overhaul Reviewed Yet Again

On June 30, the agency issued another legal interpretation on the term “overhaul”— adding to the long list of explanations on the proper use of the term.More

Hotline Highlight: Maximize ARSA ROI in 3 Simple Steps

Paying ARSA dues is a resource investment that makes your company stronger. Just like any other business asset, the return on investment (ROI) depends on how well the association’s products and services are incorporated into business strategy.More

Happy Fourth of July: Prepare for the Fireworks

America’s Independence Day is a reminder the United States was born on the foundation of political activism. Today – 239 years since that fateful fourth day of July – it’s more important than ever that your voice be heard on significant policy issues.More

Technology Advances To Business Aviation Are Impressive, But Pose Important Regulatory Questions
JDA Journal
As well documented by ARSA’s “You Can’t Fly Without US,” the independent repair station industry provides important safety services for BA aircraft. Its members needed capacity, considerable technical knowledge and a very skilled work force.More

MARPA and Other Trade Associations Fight to Prevent FAA From Being Assigned Needless Tasks
Modification and Replacement Parts Association
Some of you may have heard that there is legislative language that would force the FAA to promulgate unnecessary regulations related to marking of “influencing parts.” These would be defined as parts that can affect an engine LLP; there is no further refinement that would limit the scope of the term “affect.”More

Oliver Wyman: 2015 MRO Survey
Oliver Wyman
The annual survey report outlines the perspectives of maintenance providers and highlights the issues and developments that could define the industry’s future.More

Ameco's V2500 Capability Approved by Authorities
Aviation Pros
On June 30th, Ameco’s capability application on V2500-A5 series has been approved by CAAC, FAA and EASA. Thus, Ameco has been authorized to provide overhaul and modification on V2500-A5 series.More

New TSA chief sworn-in
The Hill
New Transportation Security Administration chief Peter Neffenger was sworn-in to the position atop the nation's airport security agency on July 6.More

Congress Seeks to End Run Federal Aviation Administration on Drone Rules
JD Supra Business Adviser
Apparently impatient with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (“FAA”) slow progress in developing rules governing the commercial operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV” or “drones”), Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and John Hoeven (R-ND) introduced in Congress legislation to expedite implementation of rules governing the commercial operation of drones.More

DFW Airport Selected As Pilot Participant For RapBack Program
Aviation Pros
The House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee has delayed plans to release its proposed FAA reauthorization legislation. The committee announced July 1 that they were informed by the House majority leader that consideration of the FAA reauthorization bill will be moved to September.More

FAA reauthorization bill delayed
AOPA
The House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee has delayed plans to release its proposed FAA reauthorization legislation. The committee announced July 1 that they were informed by the House majority leader that consideration of the FAA reauthorization bill will be moved to September.More

EPA Opens Comment Period for Aircraft Emissions Rules
AIN Online
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments through August 31 and is planning a public hearing on August 11 on its combined proposed rule and advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) that would find greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from certain aircraft engines endanger public health and seek input on setting emissions standards.More

FAA Gives Thumbs Up for GTCC to Resume Plane Maintenance Tests
Aviation Pros
The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Guilford Technical Community College to host the agency's testing for its popular aviation maintenance programs.More

Students to get hands-on training in drone technology
Styrk
A California-based nonprofit is planning to invest up to $1 million to bring a high-tech learning lab to the Coleman A. Young International Airport, where Detroit students and the public can get hands-on training in the hot field of drone technology.More

AAR to Consolidate North American MRO Footprint to Optimize Network Capacity
AviationPros
AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced that it will close its MRO facility in Hot Springs, Ark., and transfer operations to its Oklahoma City, Okla., facility as part of the Company's efforts to optimize its assets and improve return on invested capital for shareholders.More

Embry-Riddle To Offer Free Online Course On Aviation Accident Investigation
Aviation Pros
Aviation accident investigation plays a vital role in ensuring aircraft are designed, maintained and operated in a safe manner. Faculty from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide will share their accident investigation expertise this fall during a free massive open online course (MOOC).More