ARSA Dispatch
Oct. 15, 2014

30 Years of ARSA: Almost Over Before it Really Began

Shortly after the initial formation of the association, two of its principal supporters took on other activities. With this loss of technical expertise, ARSA was on the brink.More

Event: Say "Aloha" to IA Renewal

Continual learning is a key component to aviation safety, regulatory compliance and professional development. A beautiful setting is an added bonus. The Honolulu Aviation Mega Conference attracts maintenance professionals from throughout the Pacific region — including Japan, Guam, and Saipan. Attendees represent a broad range of maintenance interests including rotorcraft, airline, military and educational.More

ARSA Endorses Component Control as Preferred Provider for Third Year in a Row
Component Control recently announced that it is continuing for a third year as the exclusive preferred provider of MRO and logistics software solutions by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA).More

Air Canada Signs Key Contract with AFI KLM E&M
EPCOR has signed a long-term contract with Air Canada covering maintenance of the APS 5000 APUs installed on its fleet of 37 Boeing 787 Dreamliners already in revenue service.More

Aviation Technical Services and Qantas Partner to Reduce Maintenance Cost
Aviation Technical Services (ATS) and Qantas recently entered into an Engineering Services Agreement, which focuses on improving efficiency and reducing the maintenance cost of Qantas' fleet of more than 75 Boeing 737 aircraft. The program will enhance elements of Qantas' aircraft maintenance program through multiple phases of improvement that target everything from availability of material to utilization of personnel.More

FAA Faces $5 Billion Deficit in Next Decade, Official Warns
AIN Online
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has no choice but to cut the services it provides or raise more money over the next decade, according to an FAA executive involved in planning the agency's next reauthorization.More

Delta TechOps Continues Investments to Boost Landing Gear Offering
Delta Air Lines' (NYSE: DAL) maintenance division and its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider business — recently announced that it continues to invest in landing gear overhaul infrastructure and is exploring the expansion of its landing gear overhaul portfolio to include additional aircraft types in 2015.More

G.E. Aircraft Unit Buys Helicopter Leasing Business
The New York Times
The aircraft leasing unit of General Electric announced on Monday that it would buy the Milestone Aviation Group, which leases helicopters, for $1.78 billion.More

GA Telesis Signs MOU for Worldwide Distribution of Ontic Components
GA Telesis has signed an MOU to distribute and sell serviceable LRU components for Airbus and Boeing platforms stocked by Ontic, a BBA Aviation company.More

Lufthansa: PED Flight Modes May Soon Become Obsolete
Air Transport World
Lufthansa said flight modes on personal electronic devices (PED) could soon become obsolete, enabling passengers to keep smartphones, tablets and laptops switched on from gate-to-gate.More

Gulfstream G650ER Receives FAA Thumbs Up
Gulfstream recently added a new jet to its fleet of certified airplanes after the FAA gave the green light to the ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650ER.More

Gulfstream Announces New Family Of Aircraft
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics recently introduced an all-new family of business jets: the Gulfstream G500 and G600.More

Why Some Drone Makers Hate the Word 'Drone' and Want to Change It
The Wall Street Journal
At a drone conference in Washington, D.C., last year, the trade group running the event sent a not-so-subtle message to the journalists there: The Wi-Fi password was DONTSAYDRONES in the press room. As the drone industry takes off, many people in it say it needs a different name. They say "drone" suggests the devices are dumb, it is technically inaccurate and now has a militaristic reputation. Unmanned-aircraft advocates scold reporters and even congressmen who use the term.More

US Airlines Gearing Up for Major Push on FAA Reauthorization Bill
Air Transport World
Airlines for America (A4A) president and CEO Nicholas Calio has launched an aggressive lobbying campaign ahead of next year's FAA reauthorization debate in Congress, telling U.S. lawmakers they need to act to "level the competitive playing field" for U.S. airlines facing stiff competition from Middle East and Asian carriers.More

Southwest Looks for Spark from Expansion in Dallas
The Wichita Eagle
When Southwest Airlines recently introduced a new paint job for its planes, a senior executive joked that at 43 years old and being from Dallas, it was time for the airline to get a face-lift. More

Lufthansa Technik Offering Airbus A350 Tech Support
AIN Online
Lufthansa Technik is set to offer maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the new Airbus A350. The aircraft received EASA certification on Sept. 30.More

A Win-Win Situation Lies on the Horizon for Airbus and Dassault Aviation
Clearly Airbus listens to its advisers. Last year Activist hedge fund TCI described the Airbus stake in Dassault "a poor use of capital" and suggested Airbus should sell it. Soon afterwards Airbus set about creating a strategy where they could relinquish a percentage of their holdings in the company in as profitable manner as possible.More

Dassault Falcon Jet Little Rock Receives Pollution Prevention Award
Dassault Falcon Jet's Little Rock facility has been presented with a nationally recognized award for its commitment and achievements in pollution prevention.More

Two Ryanair Boeing 737s Damaged in Taxiway Collision
Air Transport World
Two Ryanair Boeing 737s clipped each other on a taxiway at Dublin Airport early Tuesday morning.More

Spirit Airlines takes Messier-Bugatti-Dowty for Airbus Support
Air Transport World
Spirit Airlines has chosen Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (MBD) wheels, brakes and MRO services for its Airbus.More

GA Telesis Engine Services appoints Sean Miller as Senior Director of Sales
GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES) has appointed Sean Miller as Senior Director of Engine Sales.More

Lufthansa Technik Builds Robot for Fuselage Inspections
Air Transport World
Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has developed a robot-supported process for inspecting metallic aircraft fuselage.More

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