ARSA Dispatch
Jul. 23, 2014

ARSA on the Road: Dassault Falcon Facility Visit

On July 16, ARSA staff took a road trip to Dassault Falcon to engage with a great member and get a firsthand look at how busy their day-to-day operations are. With servicing capabilities for all Falcon models within any of their four large hangar bays totaling more than 300,000 square feet, there are a multitude of work orders on their road to completion. An international list of repair station certificates allows for an expansive customer base that ensures these facilities are bustling around the clock. The heavy service center is open 24/7 and its employees work day and night to accommodate rush orders and time zone differences for international clients.More

FAA Answers ARSA, A4A on Alternative MTP

On June 13, ARSA joined Airlines for America (A4A) to ask for clarification regarding the use of methods, techniques or practices (MTP) developed by air carriers and maintenance providers. The main question: can maintenance providers use airline-developed information for non-air carrier customers?More

ARSA on Lawson Confirmation: International Inspiration

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) issued the following statement regarding the United States Senate's confirmation of Michael Lawson as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).More

House Aviation Subcommittee to Examine Domestic Aviation Manufacturing

On July 23 at 10 a.m., the U.S. House of Representatives' Aviation Subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, "Domestic Aviation Manufacturing: Challenges and Opportunities."More

ARSA Warning over FAA Tests for Overseas MRO Workers
MRO Network
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has criticized planned changes to FAA rules that would require certain workers at MRO facilities outside the US to undergo drug and alcohol testing in line with FAA requirements. More

ARSA's Voice on International 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.More

Aviation Maintenance: Global Justice Defenders

A coalition of aviation trade associations spoke out on behalf of the international maintenance, repair, and overhaul market. While the matter at hand was drug and alcohol testing at foreign aviation repair stations, what is really at stake is international sovereignty, the health of the global aeronautical business community, and the safety of the flying public worldwide.More

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Ukraine Requests ICAO Assistance in MH17 Accident Investigation
Air Transport News
In response to an official request from the Government of Ukraine for assistance with the official accident investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be sending a team to assist the Ukrainian National Bureau of Incidents and Accidents Investigation of Civil Aircraft (NBAAII).More

ICAO Predicts Continued Passenger Traffic Growth and Rebound in Freight Traffic Through 2016
Air Transport News
World scheduled air passenger traffic grew by 5.5 percent in 2013, reaching 5.8 trillion passenger-kilometers performed (PKP) and is expected to increase by 6.0, 6.3 and 6.5 percent in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).More

TTD Supports FAA Effort to Raise the Bar on Outsourced Aircraft Maintenance
AviationPros
The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) submitted comments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging the swift implementation of a statute requiring foreign-based aircraft repair facilities working on U.S. aircraft to be held to the same alcohol and drug testing standards as those based in the United States.More

Columbia Assists in Battling Wildfires
Rotor News
Columbia Helicopters is responding to the sudden surge in fires across the western United States with five heavy-lift helicopters deployed to fires in three states. Columbia's fleet of heavy-lift helicopters are routinely used throughout the United States during fire season, assisting ground crews in the suppression of wild land fires.More

Southwest Airlines: Planning Kansas City International's Future Already is Underway
Dallas Business Journal
Southwest Airlines Co. is keeping its mind open as plans move forward on Kansas City International Airport's future.More

Southwest Donates Old Leather Airplane Seats to Be Recycled
Sky Talk
A couple of years ago, Southwest Airlines announced its was renovating the interiors of its Boeing 737-700s with a new seat, called Evolve, replacing all of its old leather seats.More

Drones Take Flight into a World of Possibilities
The Star Online
Like a well-trained dog, the HEXO+ follows you faithfully wherever you go. But it doesn't walk besides you — it's airborne.More

P&W to Provide PurePower Engines on Air Mandalay Order for Six Mitsubishi Regional Jets
AviTrader
Pratt & Whitney will provide exclusive power for six firm Mitsubishi Regional Jets (MRJ) for an order announced by Mitsubishi Aircraft and Air Mandalay. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018.More

Judges Dismiss Challenge to FAA's Drone Policy
The Wall Street Journal
A federal court dismissed a Texas group's challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration's drone policy, ruling that informal emails aiming to enforce the policy aren't subject to judicial review.More

General Dynamics to Install Air Traffic Radios in FAA Towers
Airport-Technology.com
General Dynamics C4 Systems has secured certification from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its CM-300/350 V2 UHF and VHF air traffic control (ATC) radios.More

C&L Aerospace's $5 Million Bangor Expansion Will Mean More Jobs
Mainebiz
C&L Aerospace, a global aviation services company, is celebrating the completion of its new $5 million headquarters expansion in Bangor, paving the way for more jobs and work.More

Spirit AeroSystems Announces Business Unit Name Change
AviTrader
Spirit AeroSystems reported a name change for its aftermarket business from Spirit Aftermarket Customer Support to Global Customer Support & Services (GCS&S) to reflect the organization’s customer focus. More