ARSA Dispatch
Sep. 30, 2014

Washington to [Another] Washington — MacLeod at Airline E&M

On Sept. 25, Sarah MacLeod showed the aviation maintenance industry how to safely navigate an increasingly-hazardous regulatory environment. Macleod, ARSA's executive director and managing member at the law firm of Obadal, Filler, MacLeod and Klein, shared her regulatory insight at MRO Network's Airline E&M: North America in Seattle, Wash.More

Coalition of Aviation Groups Sends "Serious" Petition to FAA
On Sept. 22, a coalition of aviation trade associations asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fix a seven-letter mistake in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that would create serious headaches for the aviation maintenance industry.More

Industry Seeks Rule Change To Stop Unnecessary Maintenance Reports

Eight U.S.-based aviation trade associations have asked FAA to correct what they claim is a mistake in the agency's recent revamp of repair station rules that, if followed verbatim, will cause service difficulty report (SDR) volumes to swell unnecessarily.More

FAA Urged to Amend Repair Station Rule
MRO Network
US bodies representing the aviation sector have called on the FAA to alter its recently published amendment to Part 145 which would effectively require repair stations to report all maintenance work. More

Aviation Groups Send 'Serious' Petition to FAA
AIN Online
A coalition of aviation trade associations asked the FAA to fix a seven-letter mistake in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that would create major headaches for the aviation maintenance industry.More

US Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces FAA Exemptions for Commercial UAS Movie and TV Production
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, the first step to allowing the film and television industry the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System.More

ICAO To Host Inaugural Symposium On Technical Cooperation
Air Transport News
As part of its ongoing work towards harmonizing global implementation of aviation standards, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is convening the first-ever Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium (GACS) from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 2014 at its headquarter in Montréal.More

Southwest Airlines celebrates imminent end of Wright Amendment
Next month, the Wright Amendment will go away, ending more than 30 years of flight restrictions at Dallas Love Field Airport.More

EASA Allows Electronic Devices to Remain On and Connected Throughout the Flight
Air Transport News
EASA allows European airlines to permit use of mobile phones following the aircraft landing.More

Impact of Fuel Price Increases on the Aviation Industry
United States Government Accountability Office
Commercial passenger airlines have taken a number of steps aimed at mitigating the financial impact of the increases in fuel prices since 2002, according to aviation associations and government officials. More

The FAA's Slow Move To Regulate Domestic Drones
The Washington Post
The existing legal landscape for drone use reflects a crazy quilt of regulations, policy pronouncements and state laws, with many significant pieces missing.More

Southwest Airlines Announces Purchase Agreement With Red Rocks Biofuels
Air Transport News
Southwest Airlines has signed an agreement with Red Rocks Biofuels LLC (RRB) to purchase low carbon renewable jet fuel, made using forest residues that will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western United States.More

Sponsor the Aviation Maintenance Industry's Most Trusted Monthly Newsletter

ARSA's monthly publication the hotline reaches readers in hundreds of member companies, including certificated repair stations, manufacturers, air carriers and suppliers. ARSA members and federal employees receive the newsletter free of charge.

To learn how to advertise in the hotline, please click here.

To learn how your company can advertise on as well as in the ARSA Dispatch, please visit