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EASA proposes SMS incorporation for 145s
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On Jan. 21, the European Aviation Safety Agency posted a notice of proposed amendment incorporating safety management system requirements into its part 145 and part M rules. More

Is the foreign repair station ban impacting your company?
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The Aeronautical Repair Station Association has launched a new survey to measure the impact of the ban on new foreign repair station certificates. Congress prohibited the Federal Aviation Administration from acting on foreign repair station certificate applications submitted after Aug. 3, 2008 because the Transportation Security Administration had not finalized repair station security rules. The ban is an unprecedented example of punishing industry for a federal agency's inaction. U.S. aviation companies are barred from tapping into rapidly expanding overseas markets, which is hindering job creation and growth at home. More

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ARSA Symposium: Register now, good seats going fast!
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ARSA will hold its Legislative Day on Capitol Hill and its Annual Repair Symposium March 20-22 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, Va. Come join aviation professionals from around the world and participate in this extraordinary event. The Annual Repair Symposium is the perfect place to connect with officials from the FAA and other aviation authorities, as well as key members of Congress and your colleagues in the industry. More

FAA updates inspector guidance
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The FAA's Aircraft Maintenance Division has updated its field approval job aid to help inspectors determine the appropriate approval mechanism for major repair and alteration data. More

Rep. Paul Ryan says he thinks 'sequester is going to happen'
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Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., recently predicted that "the sequester is going to happen," and blamed Democrats for not producing an alternative set of spending reductions to circumvent the across-the-board cuts. More

Washington and business brace for an Obama wave of regulations
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President Barack Obama has begun to wield the power of the executive to press forward with a second-term agenda that delights the left and terrifies the right. When he said "we must act" in his inaugural address, liberals cheered him on and conservatives saw that the electoral earthquake of November is likely to be followed by a tsunami of executive orders and regulations. More

Delta TechOps recognized for innovations in nondestructive testing

September 27, 2012—At an Airlines for America (A4A) Nondestructive Testing forum in Seattle on Sept. 27, Delta TechOps Nondestructive Testing (NDT) team was presented with the 10th Annual A4A/FAA “Better Way” Award. Led by Product Line Manager Alex Melton, the team’s award recognizes a government-industry team that has developed and applied a technology, technique, process, or policy that advances inspection or test of civil/commercial aircraft structure, aircraft components, or aircraft systems. Our NDT team was chosen for their active participation in the development of Acoustic Thermography inspection of critical rotating engine parts. This award also recognizes Delta’s unending commitment to safety and highlights our culture of leading innovation.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is leaving the administration
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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a Barack Obama favorite and the only Republican in the Cabinet, recently said he was planning to leave the administration as soon as a successor is confirmed. More

ARSA members getting members program
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There is no better advertisement than a satisfied customer. Members are the best people to get others to join, and we have made it simple — fill out a prewritten letter and send it to another company, encouraging them to sign up. If they become a member of ARSA, you get a discount on your dues! Click here for more information!

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FAA Safety Briefing January/February 2013
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The January/February 2013 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on aerospace medicine. Articles cover key issues that affect medical certification for pilots, discuss the pilot's role in this process and explain the FAA's responsibilities. Among the feature articles in this medically-themed issue include understanding what your medical can (and can't) do for you, how to fast track your medical certificate with FAA's online MedXPress system, what pilots should know about refractive eye surgery and how the FAA evaluates drugs for aeromedical use. More

Positive Publicity

You need the PPC and the PPC needs you!
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ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign is the aviation maintenance industry's chief advocate. The PPC tells of the maintenance industry's important role in ensuring a safe and efficient global civil aviation system, and it alerts lawmakers and other key audiences to facts about the industry's economic and employment benefits through important research projects.

However, repair stations remain a favorite target of those seeking to disparage the aviation system. Through the PPC, ARSA actively counters misinformed stories about the industry's safety record and regulatory compliance.

The PPC is a separate ARSA fund supported by leading aviation maintenance companies dedicated to improving the climate for repair stations. For the campaign to build upon is success, we need your involvement and support.

Click here for more details about the PPC, or email questions to Jason Langford, ARSA's communications manager. Pledge your support here.

Bluestone Payments

Arab carriers see savings from MRO collaboration
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Seven members of the Arab Air Carriers Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in vendor audits, line maintenance, maintenance training and joint purchasing of consumable parts, says Rashad Karaky, the association's manager of economics and technology management. More

AAR extends recruitment of journeymen aircraft mechanics to Detroit
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AAR will be recruiting journeyman-level aircraft mechanics for positions paying up to $25 an hour at its Duluth, Minn., repair station during an upcoming Detroit visit. More

LAUSD's Van Nuys Airport mechanic school could stay open if FAA approves rent cut
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Los Angeles Unified would have enough money to continue operating its embattled mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport if the federal government agrees to slash the rent to $1 a year, according to a new business plan. More

MROJobs Online helps
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MROJobs Online is designed to help connect our members with new employment opportunities. The links provided assist those seeking a new job and allow employers and recruiters access to browse resumes and post-employment opportunities.

Final documents/Your two cents
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ARSA now keeps a list of Final Documents and Your Two Cents on its website. By accessing the links, provided in blue, you will find a complete list of items the association has noted as important to aviation design, production and maintenance activities.

Final Documents: This list includes Federal Register, or FR, publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars, or ACs, orders, notices, policy statements and related material of interest to ARSA members. The date shown is the date of FR publication or other official release.

Your Two Cents: Provides you with the opportunity to provide input on rules and guidance that will affect you. Agencies must provide the public with notice and an opportunity for comment before their rules change. Your input matters. Comments should be received before the indicated due date; however, agencies often consider comments they receive before drafting of the final document begins.


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