ARSA Dispatch
Oct. 22, 2014

2014 Strategic Leadership Conference — Maintenance in Montreal

ARSA's 2014 Strategic Leadership Conference (SLC), the Association's annual invitation-only gathering of aerospace executives, industry allies and policymakers, featured strategic discussions about the future of the maintenance industry and the Association's role in serving the political, operational and economic needs of the aviation community.More

30 Years of ARSA: Joyeux Anniversaire

On Oct. 15, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) celebrated its 30th birthday with a reception and dinner to open the 2014 Strategic Leadership Conference (SLC). The event continued on Oct. 16 with a full agenda that explored the state of the aviation maintenance industry.More

ARSA's Word on Bonded Repair Size Limits Draft Policy

On Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) submitted comments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requesting the withdrawal of Draft Policy PS-AIR-20(xxx)xx-xx: Bonded Repair Size Limits.More

ARSA Celebrates Three Decades as Voice of Aviation Maintenance
Aviation Pros
On Oct. 15, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) celebrated its 30th birthday with a reception and dinner to open the 2014 Strategic Leadership Conference (SLC). More

ARSA Names Component Control a Preferred Provider
AIN Online
Component Control has been named an exclusive preferred provider of MRO and logistics software solutions by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association.More

C&L Aerospace Continues Bangor Expansion
C&L Aerospace, a global aviation services company in Bangor, recently opened its newly renovated aircraft painting facility, which will allow the company to hire 20 more employees.More

FAA Releases draft AC 147-3B: Certification and Operation of Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools
U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration
On Oct. 17, the FAA released draft Advisory Circular 147-3B: Certification and Operation of Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools. Comments are due Nov. 17, but aviation maintenance industry groups have requested an extension of the comment period. For more information, visit More

3 Biggest Challenges Facing the Global Aviation Industry
Aviation is helping fuel the growth of the global economy and nowhere more so than in Asia where many residents are traveling abroad for the first time.More

Boeing Announces Start of Manufacture of New 737 MAX Range of Aircraft
Boeing has just announced commencement on manufacturing of the 737 MAX range of planes with first service flights due to take place in 2016.More

GAO Releases Aviation Fuel Price Increase Study
AIN Online
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) last month issued a report that examined the effect that rising fuel prices have had on civil aviation in the U.S.More

NORDAM Announces Agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada to Support New Generation of Gulfstream Aircraft
NORDAM recently announced a contract, signed in 2010, to design, engineer, develop and manufacture the inlet, nacelle and thrust reverser — and provide propulsion system build‐up — for Pratt & Whitney Canada's new PurePower® PW814GA and PW815GA engines to be used on the Gulfstream G500 & G600 aircraft.More

Gulfstream And Qatar Airways Sign Landmark Agreement For New Aircraft Order
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Qatar Airways for the purchase of up to 20 aircraft.More

IATA and Travel Capitalist Ventures Launch NDC Innovation Fund
Air Transport News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) partnered with Travel Capitalist Ventures, a leading travel-focused investment firm, to create the NDC Innovation Fund. This fund will support innovation in airline distribution using the New Distribution Capability (NDC) standard. NDC is a travel industry-supported program launched by IATA for the development and market adoption of a new XML-based data transmission standard.More

Steep Learning Curve for Southwest Airlines as It Flies Overseas
The Wall Street Journal
To promote the start of its new international flights, Southwest Airlines Co. quipped in recent TV advertisements: "Smile. Southwest is getting its passport."More

IATA Fast Travel Gains Momentum in Asia Pacific
Air Transport News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced progress in the implementation of Fast Travel in the Asia-Pacific region. Qantas Airways has achieved Platinum status for Fast Travel implementation, while Narita International Airport Corporation has engaged IATA to conduct a study on the implementation of Fast Travel at Tokyo's Narita Airport.More

Lufthansa Technik Offers its New "Executive Shuttle" VIP Interior Concept for Airbus and Boeing Narrow Bodies
Aviation Pros
Lufthansa Technik has further increased its product portfolio of VIP cabin concepts for a price-sensitive customer clientele and is now offering its "Executive Shuttle" concept for aircraft of the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737 families with an airline interior.More

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