ARSA Dispatch
Nov. 20, 2013

ARSA Board: Membership Dues Aligned to Support "ARSA 20-20" Strategic Plan

For over 25 years, ARSA has been the voice of aviation maintenance, promoting and defending the industry in the regulatory, legislative, and media arenas. To ensure the association's continued growth in these areas, both domestically and abroad, the ARSA Board of Directors recently approved the new "ARSA 20-20" strategic plan.

The plan outlines association goals and objectives for the coming year and will allow members to track its progress through pre-determined benchmarks. The restructuring of membership dues will fund additional resources and ensure the Positive Publicity Campaign, previously financed by individual corporate contributions, is supported by the entire membership.

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the annual membership dues will be as follows:

Membership Type Current Dues Rate New Dues Rate
(R01) Regular (1-10 employees) $600.00 $600.00
(R02) Regular (11-25 employees) $1,200.00 $1,200.00
(R03) Regular (26-50 employees) $1,800.00 $1,800.00
(R04) Regular (51-200 employees) $3,000.00 $3,000.00
(R05) Regular (201-500 employees) $3,600.00 $3,600.00
(R06) Regular (500+ employees) N/A $5,000.00
Associate $1,200.00 $3,600.00
Corporate $18,000.00 $20,000.00
Affiliate N/A $500.00
Educational N/A $100.00

ARSA members are strongly encouraged to review both the "ARSA 20-20" executive summary and the detailed strategic plan to learn more about association objectives moving forward. Feedback about this initiative can be sent to

To review the new 2014 membership dues rates, please click here.More

ARSA President's Blog — Building the Future in Manageable Increments

This week, ARSA President Gary Jordan discusses the board of directors' unanimous approval of a strategic planning process that includes measurable product for the benefit of the membership and the industry.

Read Jordan's blog and others at

New Board Announcements

The association is pleased to announce a number of recently made leadership changes to its board of directors, including:

Gary Jordan, President and CEO, Jordan Propeller Service, San Antonio, TX

Vice President
Jim Perdue, Vice President, SONICO, Inc., Moses Lake, WA

Gary Hudnall, General Manager, Jet Center Medford, Medford, OR

Warner Calvo, Quality & Safety Director, Coopesa, R.L., Alajuela, Costa Rica, also joined the ARSA board as a director.

"I would like to thank all of our board members for their continuing support and dedication to the association," ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod stated. "I would especially like to recognize Gary Fortner, our outgoing president, for his leadership and welcome Warner Calvo as the newest member to the board."

To review a complete listing of the ARSA Board of Directors, please click here. More

MacLeod to Be Featured Speaker at AMTSociety Seminars Starting This 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

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

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

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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