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House FAA bill will improve FAA repair station oversight, maintain US competitiveness
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On Feb. 11, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John L. Mica and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Tom Petri unveiled the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011 — HR 658. The bill establishes a four-year blueprint for FAA spending and sets policies and priorities for the nation's aviation system. More

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Tell your story — Complete ARSA's bilateral economic survey
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To ensure strong advocacy, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association is gathering economic data about the international maintenance industry. So far, the state, national and international footprint has demonstrated the United States' robust and positive balance of trade in aviation maintenance services. This data demonstrates to lawmakers, regulators, the media, and other key audiences the impact of hostile legislation. More

ARSA to host webinar on FAA reauthorization, upcoming Legislative Day
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ARSA is hosting a webinar on Feb. 24, to provide its members with an overview of the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization debate currently underway in Washington, D.C. ARSA Executive Vice President Christian Klein and Legislative Counsel Daniel Fisher will detail the legislative proposals — H.R. 658 and S. 223 — and explain their impacts on the aviation maintenance industry. More

No one-size-fits-all FAA regulations
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The Senate is soon due to vote on our amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization bill, which would require the FAA to conduct a separate flight crew duty and rest rule-making proceeding for supplemental air carriers. The current rule-making proceeding, effective September 2010, combines supplemental carriers with scheduled airlines. More

FAA official meets with aviation leaders
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Wichita is the kind of place President Obama had in mind in his State of the Union address when he said the country must build business and double its exports in the next five years, a top Federal Aviation Administration official said recently. More

How will the changes to Part 21 affect your business?

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Aviation infrastructure is vital to winning the future
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In his State of the Union address, President Obama focused the nation's attention on the economic importance of investing in infrastructure. America can win the future, and successfully compete against emerging powers such as China if we transform our economy with modern technology and infrastructure. More

Safety Management Systems
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AMT recently posted a news item regarding the FAA's validation of the implementation of US Airways' Safety Management System, or SMS. The report stated that it was one of the first U.S. airlines to receive the FAA's validation of the company-wide implementation of the program, which at this time is still a voluntary program. More

AMTSociety's 4th Annual Maintenance Skills Competition
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The AMTSociety's 4th Annual Maintenance Skills Competition is scheduled for Feb. 23 - 25, 2011, during the Aviation Industry Expo in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The MSC has grown from 9 teams in the 1st MSC in 2008 to now 30 with the international community competing. The MSC is the premier event in which today's skilled aircraft maintenance technicians and engineers can show the public some of the many responsibilities they carry in order to provide safe and airworthy aircraft. There are 5 competition categories: Military, Commercial Aviation, General Aviation, Schools and MRO/OEM. More

ARSA's 2011 Annual Repair Symposium: Registration is now open
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ARSA will hold its Legislative Day on Capitol Hill and its Annual Repair Symposium March 31 - April 2, 2011 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. The Symposium includes sessions on updates to regulations, policies and procedures that govern the maintenance industry, and more. Legislative Day gets you informed on the issues that affect your business and includes Capitol Hill meetings with your representatives, senators and congressional staff. More

FAA Safety Briefing January/February 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing celebrates the publication's 50th anniversary by looking back on the state of general aviation (GA) safety and highlighting a half century of safety focus and progress. This issue also helps airmen recognize that managing risk is the foundation for safe flying from both a theoretical and practical sense. In "Building Blocks and Safety Circles," editor Susan Parson helps readers get their head around safety rules, safety realities, and the concept of safety risk management to build a barrier to accidents. The issue looks at "Safety from the Ground Up," providing pointers for ramp safety. And there is a guide to the "Small Cost, Big Benefits" of aircraft safety enhancements that can mean the difference between life and death in the event of an accident. More
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ARSA member AAT Aircraft Maintenance receives Part 145 approval
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Dallas-based AAT Aircraft Maintenance has been certified as an FAA-approved Part 145 repair station. The certification allows the MRO to perform light to heavy maintenance and major repairs and modifications on the Gulfstream II/IIB/II-SP/III/IV and Hawker 700/800/800XP. More

ARSA member Boeing sets up shop at MidAmerica airport site: What's the hiring plan?
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The Boeing Corp. has started production at its military aircraft assembly plant at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, the aerospace giant announced recently. The facility, known officially as Boeing St. Clair, employs 14 workers. The plant is housed in the airport's converted 50,000 square-foot warehouse. More

ARSA Member Delta strikes maintenance deal with Brazilian airline
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Delta Air Lines said it struck an exclusive five-year deal to do maintenance for Brazilian carrier GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes. The deal also includes a five-year option. Delta confirmed the deal could be worth more than $1 billion over ten years. More

Please mark your calendar for the 2011 ATA e-Business Forum to be held June 6-8, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal, Canada.Held in conjunction with the S1000D User Forum, this combined event will provide a high level overview of the latest developments in information exchange for the commercial aviation industry to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations.

More details will soon follow.

Learn more about the ATA e-Business Program.

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Aerospace business big for Ohio
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President Barack Obama could have been speaking about Ohio's aerospace industry when he said in his State of the Union address: The nation is facing a "Sputnik moment." More than a century after Dayton's Wright brothers gave birth to flight, innovation is driving employment for more than 100,000 Ohioans directly involved in all facets of aviation. More

More than 150 turn out for Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics open house
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There is a magic to flight, just as there is in any form of motion. It carries people not just from here to there, but across memory and time. For Gregory Schwab, airplanes take him back to his childhood and a toy that left a lasting impression. More
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Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
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Help ARSA with its public relations initiative to improve the legal, regulatory, and business climate for contract aviation maintenance companies!

Phase One, Step Two to quantify the economic impact of the aviation maintenance industry, nationally and internationally is currently underway, but we need your assistance!

ARSA has contracted with AeroStrategy, an aerospace consulting firm, to:

• Develop an economic profile of the global MRO industry;
• Assess the economic impact of US-EU Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (which is threatened by the hostile language in the pending FAA reauthorization bill); and
• Determine the industry’s economic footprint on a state-by-state basis

The results of the research will be incorporated into messages and materials used during Phase Two of the campaign.

For more details, click here.

Pledge your support here.

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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 (FR) publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars (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. More

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