ARSA Dispatch
Aug. 4, 2015

FAA Resources: Attend the Academy

The FAA academy provides technical and managerial training and development for the government's workforce as well as the aviation community on topics including regulatory standards, safety training and technical operations. This step-by-step guide will help maintenance providers find and register for classes (there's a bit of digital paperwork).More

Drone Competition Steers Interest in Profession
Diego Rodriguez, 14, said guiding a drone through an obstacle course was like playing a video game. The only difference is his team coded and configured the game controller's capabilities. Four teams of five area students spent the week learning to code the commands for the first Texas A University-Corpus Christi Unmanned Aircraft Systems Institute.More

FAA Review Could Clear Way For 400-job Airport Project
A long-awaited expansion of a major employer at Piedmont Triad International Airport appears to be getting a beneficial review by a federal agency. The Federal Aviation Administration is taking public comments on a draft environmental assessment for an addition to the hangar maintenance operation of HAECO Americas.More

Airfares Drop While Airlines Score Big Profits
Los Angeles Times
The average domestic airfare for the September-through-November period is forecast to be $248, or 3.6 percent cheaper than in fall 2014 and 8.1 percent cheaper than in the same three months of 2013, according to the Boston flight research site

Tiny Island of Réunion Awash in Intrigue Over Vanished Malaysian Plane
The New York Times
Ever since Johnny Begue and his friend stumbled on a barnacle-encrusted airplane wing flap last week — one that appears to be from the same kind of plane as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared without a trace more than a year ago — just about every piece of flotsam kicked up along the shores of this island in the Indian Ocean has attracted scrutiny.More

People in Aviation: August 2015
AIN Online
Marenco Swisshelicopter appointed Philippe Harache chairman. An engineer who began his career at the helicopter division of Aerospatiale, Harache helped found Eurocopter, became CEO of Eurocopter International in 1994 and later became senior executive vice president of the group.More

Amazon Unveils Plan for Controlling Drone Traffic
The Hill
Amazon is issuing a proposal on how to govern drone traffic in airspace, the latest step toward its goal of one day delivering packages using small unmanned crafts.More

AMT Next-Gen Aircraft Maintenance Professional Awards
To celebrate the Next Generation of Aircraft Maintenance Professionals, AMT is proud to announce its Next-Gen Awards Program. This year we will celebrate 40 aircraft maintenance professionals less than 40 years of age who clearly demonstrate the talent, ambition, and characteristics of the Next-Generation Aircraft Maintenance Professional.More

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 Final Figures
"AirVenture 2015 exceeded our expectations on many levels. With near-perfect weather for the entire event, we filled Wittman Regional Airport and our convention site to capacity with aircraft, campers and cars by mid-week…."More

Boeing Expands Oklahoma City Facility, Business Presence
The Seattle Times
Boeing broke ground Wednesday on a new $80 million, 290,000-square-foot building that will house about 800 new employees and be the third structure in the aerospace company's growing Oklahoma City campus.More

FAA Safety Briefing: Four Corners of the Country
Federal Aviation Administration
The July/August 2015 issue of FAA Safety Briefing highlights the many unique opportunities that general aviation flying enables in all four corners of our great nation. Articles in this issue help prepare pilots for what to expect when traveling outside their home airspace in terms of plan, pilot, and plane.More

Lufthansa Technik Begins Operations in Puerto Rico
Governor Alejandro García Padilla visited today the Lufthansa Technik facilities in Aguadilla, which began operations after receiving a Spirit Airlines Airbus A-320, the first airplane that will have regular servicing at the facility.More

Rolls-Royce Names FlightSafety as an Authorized Training Provider for BR725 Engine and Troubleshooting Courses
FlightSafety International announces that it has been named by Rolls-Royce as a Civil Small and Medium Engines (CSME) authorized training provider for BR725 Engine and Troubleshooting courses. The training will be offered at FlightSafety's Maintenance Training Center in Savannah, Georgia to technicians who service and support Gulfstream G650 aircraft.More

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