ARSA Dispatch
Nov. 13, 2013

Register Now for Today's Noon Webinar: Public Aircraft Operations Primer

Today at noon (Eastern), ARSA Managing Director & General Counsel Marshall S. Filler is hosting an online training session that explains the statutory provisions and FAA guidance governing public aircraft operations. The webinar covers the basic requirements for an aircraft to be operated as a public aircraft on behalf of federal, state and local governments, including the difference between government-owned and government-leased aircraft, what constitutes an eligible governmental function and the practical implications of using the same aircraft to conduct both civil and public operations. The session also discusses the recent FAA policy regarding operations conducted under contract for a government entity.

To register for the webinar, click here. More

MacLeod to Be Featured Speaker at AMTSociety Seminars Starting Next Week

Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein Managing Member and ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod will be speaking at the next series of aircraft maintenance educational seminars known as AMTSociety's IA Renewal Consortium. MacLeod will present on topics including maintenance regulations, major/minor, and maintenance recordkeeping. Seminars will start this month in Houston, TX, and continue through March 2014. Event dates and locations can be found below:

November 20, 2013 – Houston, TX
January 8, 2014 – Atlanta, GA
February 12, 2014 – Kansas City, MO
March 5, 2014 — Aurora, CO
March 25 & 26, 2014 — Las Vegas, NV

Each seminar in AMTSociety's IA Renewal Consortium meets the requirements contained in FAR 65.93(a)(4) and is acceptable towards 8 hours of training for Inspection Authorization (IA) renewal and the FAA AMT Awards Program. In addition to AMTSociety's IA renewal training, you MUST comply with the "actively engaged" requirements in FAR 65.91(c)(1)-(4) to meet the conditions of IA renewal.

Click here to learn more about the AMTSociety's IA Renewal Consortium.More

ARSA Blog: On Planned Growth

Recently, ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod discusses the association's future strategic direction.

Read MacLeod's blog and others at

Deviation(s) to FAA Orders 8100.8, 8100.15, and 8120.23 Issued

On Oct. 24, the FAA's Aircraft Certification Service and Flight Standards Service Offices issued a memorandum allowing field office personnel to extend deadlines for recurrent training and requisite oversight duties. Requirements that were due to be completed in October 2013 may now be granted extensions through Jan. 31, 2014.

According to the FAA:

"This extension is at the discretion of the FAA and is based, among other factors, on the acceptable performance of the individual designee or organization. If notified by the responsible AIR or AFS office, designees and organizations that are due for renewal in the month of October may continue to perform their authorized functions through Jan. 31, 2014. This is not an automatic extension. Please assure that your affected members do not assume they have the extension. If there is a question as to whether this extension applies to a specific designee or organization, and they have not heard from the responsible FAA office, the designee or organization please encourage them to contact their respective FAA office to inquire as to their status."

To review this memo, please click here. More

Aviation Maintenance Resource Site Takes Flight

Addressing the need for a single hub of information about the aviation maintenance industry, today the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) announced the launch of (AVMRO).

AVMRO, which stands for aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul, features a page on the industry explaining the efficiency of contract aviation maintenance, the global regulatory framework governing the sector's operations, and the importance of bilateral aviation safety agreements. The site also contains reports showing the industry's economic and employment footprint globally, within the United States, and for each individual state.

"AVMRO is the go-to place for anyone looking for information about the aviation maintenance industry," ARSA Executive Vice President Christian Klein said. "Whether you're a lawmaker trying to understand the impact of your policy decisions, a journalist looking for background information and economic data, or a student researching career opportunities, AVMRO will be a useful tool."

The new website also includes a feed to the industry's Twitter hashtag #AVMRO and connects to an MRO jobs board, ARSA newsletters, a press kit, and ARSABlog.More

Check Out ARSA's New Drug Program Management Service Benefit

ARSA, in partnership with NATA Compliance Services (NATACS), is pleased to announce a new drug program management service that provides accurate, fast, and reliable solutions for a safe and compliant drug-free workplace. NATACS is a "one stop" solution providing policy templates, plan setup, regulatory assistance, and program administration. Benefits include:

For more information, visit or call 800.493.9707.

To review ARSA's Drug & Alcohol Resource Page, please click here .More

Take Advantage of ARSA's Career Center Today!

Looking for positions in the aviation maintenance industry? The ARSA Career Center has jobs specific to what you need, posted by ARSA members as well as members of the Aero Job Board Network. There are many ways to get started:

Click here to visit the ARSA Career Center.More

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Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring the 2014 Repair Symposium?

As the maintenance industry's top event devoted exclusively to regulatory compliance, the ARSA Symposium attracts a highly qualified professional audience. Use this opportunity to promote your company while showing support for ARSA.More

WITC Receives Composite Airplane Donation for Real World Training for Composite Technology Program Students
Aviation Pros
The Flight Design Light Sport Aircraft was donated by Stanton Sport Aviation, Inc. located in Stanton, Minn. The donated airplane was manufactured using the latest composite materials such as fiberglass and carbon graphite, which will give composite students hands-on experience working on a real aircraft. More

Landmark Expands at Westchester County Airport
AIN Online
Landmark Aviation announced that it has doubled down on its property holdings at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., with the acquisition of independent FBO Panorama Flight Support. More

AeroTurbine Reaches New Milestone with Its 100th C Check for Frontier Airlines
Fort Mill Times
AeroTurbine Inc. announced it has completed the 100th light/heavy C check for Frontier Airlines' fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, reaching a new milestone for its aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services provided to the airline. AeroTurbine has supported most of the airline's heavy maintenance requirements in its Maintenance Services facility based in Goodyear, Ariz. More

AV8 MRO To Repair Hawker Landing Gear for Duncan
AIN Online
Duncan Aviation has selected Houston-based AV8 MRO as its preferred provider for the repair and overhaul of all Hawker landing gear. More

Vector Aerospace, Era Sign S-76 and AS350 Repair Contract
AIN Online
Helicopter MRO Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America has signed a five-year agreement with Era Helicopters to repair and overhaul dynamic components for Era's Sikorsky S-76 and Eurocopter AS350 fleets. More