ARSA Dispatch
Aug. 20, 2014

The New Part 145

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a final rule amending 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 145. The rule's effective date is Nov. 10, 2014.More

Business Opportunities: UAS

ARSA is always looking to expand its members' business opportunities. While no one is certain how the FAA will regulate the design, production, operation and maintenance of unmanned aircraft systems, there is no doubt the agency considers them aircraft.More

Aviation Workforce: Filling the Jobs is a Big Job

Maintaining a world-class workforce is an everyday challenge for ARSA's members. Repair stations invest heavily in finding the right people, with the right skills and certifications and keeping them current on regulatory and technical issues.More

ARSA Reviewing Amended Repair Station Regulations
AIN Online
The FAA has issued amended repair station regulations that allow the agency to deny an application for a new repair station certificate if the applicant or certain associated key individuals had materially contributed to the circumstances that caused a previous repair station certificate revocation action.More

FAA Repair Station Rule: 'Killing a Flea with an Atom Bomb'
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) issued the following statement regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) publication its latest revamp of repair station regulations under 14 CFR part 145.More

FAA Amends Repair Station Regulations
Targeted News Service
The Federal Aviation Administration published the following rule in the Federal Register.More

Deal Ties Rockford Airport To Aviation Giant
Rockford Register Star
Sixty-some years ago, Ira Allen Eichner discovered that surplus equipment from World War II and the Korean War was cheap and plentiful. He started selling military radios from the trunk of his car to an emerging commercial airline industry.More

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NASA Space Grant to Benefit CSI at Least 40 STEM Students
Twin Falls Times-News
The Idaho Space Grant Consortium will receive $500,000 over two years to boost community college programs. Idaho is among 35 states receiving money through NASA's initiative to increase student and faculty participation in science, technology, engineering and math — known as STEM.More

Boeing signals it might further speed up 737 jetliner output
Boeing recently gave a further signal that it is getting close to a decision on whether to further accelerate output of its popular 737 narrowbody jetliner, which could lift production to 52 a month.More

Alcoa Continues Aerospace Push With $1.1 Billion Pratt & Whitney Deal
Alcoa recently signed a 10-year agreement worth $1.1 billion to supply jet engine components to jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation.More

Airbus A350, A Boeing Dreamliner Rival, Completes World Tour, Last Step To Certification
International Business Times
The Airbus A350, the world’s newest wide-body commercial aircraft, just completed an important step in its certification process by finishing a 20-day, 14-stop journey that took the $295 million jet around the world in 180 flight hours.More

DOT Chief Pivots To Aviation Funding
The Hill
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx pushed lawmakers to begin working on renewing the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) funding, which is expiring next year, even as he continues to express unhappiness with a temporary highway spending package that was approved last month. More

Boeing Kicks Off Construction of 777X Wing Factory
Boeing executives, along with state and local officials including Gov. Jay Inslee, knocked holes in the wall of a one-story office building built to house engineers who once designed the first 767.More

Brian Campbell Appointed Vice President of Global Sales for StandardAero Business Aviation
Brian Campbell has been appointed Vice President, Global Sales for StandardAero Business Aviation. Campbell joins StandardAero from Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, where he most recently served as Vice President of Worldwide Aftermarket MRO Sales. More

Boeing Expected To Deliver More Aircraft In Middle East This Year
The U.S. plane maker delivered 45 aircraft in the region in 2013 and this year the company has delivered 24 aircraft in the first seven months of the year.More

Southwest Says Goodbye To Old Gates At Love As Flights Shift To New Terminal
The Dallas Morning News
On Jan. 13, 1974, Southwest Airlines moved into the old American Airlines terminal at Dallas Love Field and took possession of two gates. Eventually, its footprint grew to all 15 gates in that terminal.More

Rockford Airport Lands $40 Million Jet Repair and Maintenance Facility
Rockford Register Star
A mammoth commercial and cargo jet repair and maintenance center will be built at the Chicago Rockford International Airport next year and will employ about 500 people within two years of opening in early 2016.More

Delta, Southwest, China Southern Airlines Top 3 Airlines in Passenger Traffic in 2013
Frequent Business Traveler
Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and China Southern Airlines were the top three airlines in the world based on the number of scheduled passengers carried, according to statistics published by the International Air Transport Association.More

AAR to Distribute Eaton's Fluid-Distribution Products to Support Airline Customers
AAR recently announced that power management company Eaton has appointed AAR as the exclusive distributor for aircraft fluid-distribution products, oil debris-monitoring technology, engine seals and other products for commercial airlines.More

United, Amadeus Collaborating to Incorporate NDC Standards
Travel Weekly
United Airlines and Amadeus are collaborating on a merchandising strategy that will include implementation of IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC), an Amadeus executive revealed.More

Spirit Airlines Takes First Steps of Ancillary Dynamic Pricing as Supply Growth Continues Unabated
CAPA Centre for Aviation
U.S. ultra low-cost airline Spirit Airlines has embarked on the first phases of adding sophistication to the revenue management of ancillary products. The foundation of its business model is based on maximizing total revenue, which includes both revenues generated from fares and add-ons including carry-on and checked luggage and seat assignments.More

LKD Aerospace Announces Distribution Agreement with NORDAM Transparency Division
LKD Aerospace announced today the execution of a distribution agreement with NORDAM Transparency Division. The agreement names LKD Aerospace as an authorized global stocking distributor of NORDAM's transparency products, which include passenger cabin windows, wing tip and landing light lenses representing hundreds of part numbers.More