ARSA Dispatch
Jul. 16, 2014

Update: Congress Working (Slowly) to Build Technical Workforce

On July 9, the House of Representatives passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by a 415-6 vote.More

Congress Works for Skilled Workforce
Daniel Fisher, vice president of legislative affairs for the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), issued the following statement regarding Senate and House passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (H.R. 803) to overhaul skilled worker programs and replace the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).More

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House Votes to Make Bonus Depreciation Tax Credit Permanent
The Hill
The House on Friday passed legislation to extend the bonus depreciation tax credit for businesses permanently.More

Critical to Florida's Transportation Economy: Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
The aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) community is critical to Florida's transportation economy.More

AAR Earns Nadcap Accreditation for Composites Manufacturing
AAR announced that its composites manufacturing facility in Clearwater, Florida, has earned Nadcap accreditation to fabricate and build composite parts and assemblies for commercial and military markets.More

Auburn Aviation Soars as University Announces New Aviation Center
National Business Aviation Association
Auburn University is creating a new aviation center, which will oversee the school's flight training operation and work in conjunction with the Harbert College of Business to strengthen the school's existing professional flight management and aviation management degree programs.More

GA Telesis Closes Transaction in its GAIN Investment Platform
GA Telesis added two on-lease A320 aircraft to its GAIN Investment platform.More

Here Come the 3-D Printed Drones
Want to be the proud owner of a brand-new drone? Pretty soon, all you'll need is a 3-D printer.More

Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW150C Engine Selected to Power AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Company's New MA700 Regional Turboprop
Pratt & Whitney today announced that its PW150C turboprop engine will power the new MA700 regional turboprop aircraft being launched by AVIC Xi'an Aircraft Company of China.More

FAA Eyes Year-end Release Of Proposed Small UAS Rule
AIN Online
By the end of this year, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration expects to release a long-delayed draft rule that will begin to establish the conditions under which individuals and companies can fly small, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial purposes.More

Alcoa Signs $1.1 Billion Jet Engine Supply Deal With Pratt & Whitney
The Wall Street Journal
Alcoa Inc. on Monday signed a $1.1 billion deal to provide engine parts to United Technologies Corp.More

Will Lufthansa Bridge the Gulf After Air China Deal?
MRO Network
While many European airlines seek to forge partnerships with the big Gulf carriers, Lufthansa has sidestepped the Middle East challenge via a new agreement with Air China.More

NBAA Continues to Refute Gannett Media Report Attacking GA Safety
National Business Aviation Association
Within hours after the June 18 publication of a sensationalist and misinformed USA Today article implying that general aviation (GA) is inherently unsafe, NBAA joined with other aviation stakeholders to aggressively challenge the aspersions cast by the series against GA manufacturers.More

Boeing Expands Maintenance Support to Customers in Southeast Asia
Boeing is enhancing its support to customers in Southeast Asia through a joint venture in Singapore with SIA Engineering Company.More

JetSupport Amsterdam Adds Honeywell Service Center OK
AIN Online
Honeywell has named JetSupport's MRO division an authorized service center. The designation will broaden the MRO's current maintenance capability, which includes the Citation 650 and Falcons.More

Drones and License Plate Readers May Get Scrutiny
The Kansas City Star
A new commission set up to study Minnesota's privacy and data practices laws could look at rules for drones, license plate readers on police cruisers and abuse of government data, commission members said Tuesday. More

Bombardier Seals $230 Million Deal with Air Kazakhstan
Air Transport World
Newly minted central Asian airline Air Kazakhstan will begin flying the first of 10 Bombardier Q400 NGs in March 2015, with a $230 million price tag on the aircraft/operations deal.More

AMFA Comment to FAA Regarding Foreign Repair Station Drug Testing Requirements
Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) appreciates the opportunity to provide comment on the FAA advance notice of proposed rulemaking. More