ARSA Dispatch
Dec. 17, 2014

2015 Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium

Registration is open for ARSA's 2015 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium. Join aviation professionals from around the world and tackle issues that matter to the maintenance industry.More

Updated Repair Station Quality Manual Released

Now that the new repair station rule is effective, repair stations must ensure operations manuals are also revised as appropriate. ARSA has updated its model repair station and quality manual in order to reflect the changes to part 145 as follows.More

ARSA, ATEC Rewrite FAA's Aviation Maintenance Overview

On Dec. 10, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) jointly submitted a re-write of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular (AC) 65-30B: "Overview of the Aviation Maintenance Profession."More

ARSA Scores Major Victory with Passage of Aviation Security Legislation

On Dec. 12, Congress approved the Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act (H.R. 1204), which establishes a committee within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to offer feedback on the agency's development and implementation of policies, programs, rulemakings and security directives. The legislation now heads to the president's desk, where he is expected to sign the bill into law in the near future.More

Saint Louis University Next Generation Aviation Maintenance/Manufacturing Workforce Competencies Survey

As with any industry, it is important for aviation maintenance stakeholders to evaluate future knowledge, skills and abilities to support the future needs of the flying public. The Center for Aviation Safety Research (CASR) at Saint Louis University is surveying aviation maintenance professionals as part of a research study titled "Next Generation Aviation Maintenance/Manufacturing Competencies" to gather important information of this kind.More

ARSA, ATEC Rewrite FAA's Aviation Maintenance Overview
Aviation Pros
On Dec. 10, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and the Aviation Technician Education Council jointly submitted a re-write of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular (AC) 65-350B: "Overview of the Aviation Maintenance Profession."More

ARSA, ATEC Rewrite FAA's Aviation Maintenance Overview
AIN Online
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) jointly submitted a rewrite of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular (AC) 65-30B: "Overview of the Aviation Maintenance Profession."More

An Update on FAA Regulatory Revisions, DOT and FAA Enforcement Actions, and Other Aviation-Related Regulatory Matters
JDSupra
The FAA issued a notice correcting its final rule governing repair stations, which was published on Aug. 12, 2014 (see the August 2014 edition of the Cozen O'Connor Aviation Regulatory Update).More

ARSA Calls for Overhaul of Maintenance Profession AC
MRO Network
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) have submitted a completely rewritten version of the FAA's advisory circular that provides an overview of the aviation maintenance profession (AC 65-30B). More

Airport Associations Prepare for FAA Funding Battle
AirwaysNews
Two airport associations have joined forces to ensure that their constituents are represented as Congress begins to navigate the FAA reauthorization bill. The last time funding for FAA was on the table, it took five years and a record 23 short-term reauthorizations to get it done.More

Airline Profitability Improves with Falling Oil Prices — Financial Health Drives Consumer Benefits
Air Transport News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently announced an outlook for improved industry profitability in its Economic Performance of the Air Transport Industry report. Airlines are expected to post a collective global net profit in 2014 of some $19.9 billion (up from the $18.0 billion projected in June). This looks set to rise to $25.0 billion in 2015.More

Is Vocational Education the Key to More Employment in America?
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
In much of the western world, higher education and advanced degrees are considered an important measure of success. The United States in particular has come a long way toward becoming a nation of degree-holders; in 2013, two in five Americans held a college degree, and a recent report predicts that America is on its way to (once again) become one of the most educated nations on the planet.More

FAA Grants Five More Commercial UAS Exemptions
Aviation Pros
The Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted five regulatory exemptions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations to four companies representing several industries that promise to benefit from UAS technology.More

Aftermarket Relationships Evolving, JVs Expected to Proliferate
Aviation Week
Are relationships in this industry long-term—or transient? In the aviation aftermarket, the answer is both. How many MROs and OEMs compete against each other for some work but partner with each other on other projects? It's frankly a tangled web.More

Boeing, South African Air to Make Jet Fuel From Tobacco
Bloomberg Businessweek
Boeing Co. and South African Airways are among a group of companies that today started a project to turn tobacco plants into clean jet fuel.More

Aviation Unites on Cyber Threat
Air Transport News
With the safety and security of the global aviation system potentially vulnerable to attacks from hackers and other cyber criminals, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industry Associations (ICCAIA), have agreed on a common roadmap to align their respective actions on cyber threats.More

FAA Site Makes Finding Notams Easier
AOPA
Finding the notams relevant to your planned flights just got easier.The FAA's new online search tool streamlines the burdensome and confusing process of wading through scores of safety notices filled with obscure acronyms. The new system offers pilots the ability to filter notams to their own preferences, and it presents the information more clearly by offering plain language.More

GA Telesis Composite Repair Group Earns National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil Certification
AviTrader
GA Telesis Composite Repair Group (CRG), a leader in structural and composite repair technologies, has been awarded ANAC certification (SEGVOO 001) by the Brazilian Aeronautical Authorities.More

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