ARSA Dispatch
Sep. 23, 2015

FAA Provides Incomplete Clarification on Return to Service
ARSA
The FAA Chief Counsel's clarification of its letter to ARSA is incomplete — as the association's original letter attempted to delineate, there will be more than one person involved in accomplishing work for an air carrier. The person of interest will depend upon the qualifications required for the actions being taken.More

Ways & Means Committee Approves Permanent Depreciation Bonus Legislation
ARSA
While the House of Representatives already approved legislation to permanently increase higher Sec. 179 levels, on Sept. 17, the chamber's chief tax-writing panel affirmed its commitment to bonus depreciation.More

Airlines, MROs Sharing Metrics To Drive Mutual Efficiencies
Aviation Week
The emergence of enterprise-wide IT systems with customized reporting capabilities and web-based software with features such as at-a-glance status updates has not changed the fundamental metrics airlines track when their aircraft are in maintenance hangars.More

Alabama Congressman Perfect Wingman for Aviation Maintenance Schools
Aviation Technician Education Council
On Sept. 17, ATEC presented its Legislative Leadership Award to Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.). The award, presented by the council's board of directors, recognizes elected officials with long professional experience and deep personal commitment to technical education and skills training.More

AAR COO John Holmes Delivers Keynote at MRO Network Airline, Engineering & Maintenance North America Conference
Aviation Pros
Thought leaders from AAR's Aviation Services business will convene with some of North America's leading airlines, OEMs and aftermarket service providers to discuss "Identifying and Exploiting Opportunities in a Mature MRO Market" at the Airline Engine & Maintenance conference Sept. 16-17 at the Gwen Hotel.More

HAECO Americas Announces New Leader for MRO Planning, Pricing and Production Control
Aviation Pros
HAECO Americas announced today that Jeff Lawrence will join the company's maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) leadership team as Vice President of Planning, Pricing and Production Control. Jeff will assume responsibilities that have been held by Lon Chaney, who has announced his plans to retire by the end of 2015.More

Penton's Aviation Week Network's MRO Europe, London ExCeL Center, Oct. 13-15
Bloomberg Business
Penton's Aviation Week Network's MRO Europe (#MROE) will be held Oct. 13-15 at the London ExCeL Center. Focused on commercial aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), the event is the industry's largest in Europe featuring speakers from airlines, OEMs, regulators, suppliers, and service providers.More

Lenoir County Economic Development Lands North State Aviation MRO Facility
Economic Development Blog
North State Aviation, the largest tenant at Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is expanding its operations with plans to open a new facility at the North Carolina Global TransPark in Lenoir County, North Carolina.More

StandardAero Signs Multi-Year Contract to Provide MRO Services for Air KBZ's PW127M Engines on its Fleet of ATR72-600 Aircraft
Aviation Pros
StandardAero recently signed a multi-year contract with Air KBZ, a top regional and the largest private airline in Myanmar, to perform customized maintenance, repair and overhaul services for PW127M turboprop engines on the airline's fleet of ATR72-600 regional aircraft.More

Pratt & Whitney Opens Technician Training Center
AIN Online
Pratt & Whitney is opening a technician training center, its third worldwide, in Hyderabad, India. The center, housed at United Technologies India's existing facility, will train aircraft technicians on current and new engine models, beginning with the GTF and V2500.More

For the First Time in Europe, Lufthansa Technik Installs Split Scimitar Winglets on a Boeing Business Jet
Aviation Pros
Lufthansa Technik AG is the first MRO provider in Europe to install split scimitar winglets on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ). With this modification, the aircraft is the third BBJ in the world to be equipped with these new, aerodynamically optimized winglets from Aviation Partners Boeing.More