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Court sides with ARSA: Commands FAA to show cause
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On March 1, 2011, a U.S. Court ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to explain why the court should not issue a writ of mandamus that ARSA petitioned for on Feb. 17, 2011. That writ would require the agency to issue, within 90 days, a final Regulatory Flexibility Act, or RFA, analysis of its 2006 drug and alcohol testing rules. In the meantime, the writ would stay the applicability of those rules to subcontractor employees "at any tier." More

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ARSA challenges FAA delay on drug testing order
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The latest development in a long-running battle between the Aeronautical Repair Station Association, or ARSA, and the FAA over the agency's 2006 Drug and Alcohol Testing rules is a writ of mandamus. ARSA filed the writ on Feb. 17 to compel the FAA to abide by a court mandate to perform a required Regulatory Flexibility Act, or RFA, analysis of its drug and alcohol testing rules. More

ARSA aims to reshape opinion on outsourcing
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The Aeronautical Repair Station Association is fighting perception issues. It has begun the second phase of its multi-year Positive Publicity Campaign, designed to educate decision makers in Washington on the importance of contract maintenance. More

FAA unveils alcohol, drug-testing analysis
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FAA, facing a March 10 court deadline, recently issued a long-awaited regulatory analysis on a 2006 expansion of drug- and alcohol-testing requirements to subcontractors at any tier. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on March 1 set a March 10 deadline for FAA to show cause why it should not have to comply with a three-year-old court mandate for the regulatory analysis and why the court should not stay a portion of the expanded drug- and alcohol-testing rules. More

Dues worth paying
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What do we make of the court's recent order calling on the FAA to explain why its drug and alcohol rule-making didn't follow the rules? The general response is that the order probably won't derail the FAA's drug and alcohol testing rules. 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

Airlines can stop Trent 900 checks: EASA
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Operators of Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines will no longer be required to carry out repeated inspections of certain engine parts that were mandated by Europe's safety regulator after last November's uncontained engine failure on a Qantas Airways A380. More

ARSA's 2011 Annual Repair Symposium: Book Your Room Now!
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The deadline for reserving your room at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel for the ARSA Symposium is rapidly approaching. Reserve your room now with the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Va. Call the hotel for rates and availability. Be sure to use the code "SYMSYMA" — minus the quotes — when booking your room to get the special rate of $235 per night. The hotel room special rate cut-off date is Wednesday, March 16, 2011. The ARSA Annual Repair 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

2011 GA award winners announced
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Joe Morales of Lakewood, Colo., received the 2011 National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year award. Morales is the quality control manager and repair station chief inspector for Doss Aviation at the U.S. Air Force Academy. More

FAA Safety Briefing March/April 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing supports the great safety outreach efforts the FAA Safety Team, or FAASTeam, is doing with its 2nd Annual Safety Standdown. The main Standdown event is on April 2 in Lakeland, Fla., in conjunction with the 2011 Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo and FAASTeam members around the country are holding more than 90 local Standdown events. The articles in the March/April 2011 FAA Safety Briefing complement the four Standdown themes: Positive Flight Attitude, Going Beyond Preflight, En Route Cruise, and Maneuvering Flight. More

Positive Publicity

Dallas Airmotive supports Honeywell engines
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Dallas Airmotive has received authorization from Honeywell Aerospace to supply turbofan engine and APU support services for the Asia-Pacific region. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will provide major periodic inspection, or MPI, services on TFE731 engines and line authorizations on CFE738 and HTF7000 engines and APUs 36 series, RE100, RE220. More

Goodrich completes Boeing 787 electric braking system certification
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Goodrich Corporation's electric brake system for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has completed all required dedicated flight test conditions. The achievement follows a comprehensive development and qualification program involving multiple Goodrich business units and close collaboration with Boeing. 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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FAA settles, Phoenix Heliparts to be recertified
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Phoenix-based Phoenix Heliparts has reached a settlement with the FAA in its appeal of the August 2010 revocation of its repair station certificate. Under the terms of the agreement the repair station was allowed to begin recertification at the end of February and withdrew its NTSB appeal. More

MTU Maintenance Hannover to repair NordStar's CFM56-7B engines
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MTU Maintenance Hannover has won NordStar as a new customer. The shop will be maintaining the CFM56-7B engines powering the Russian airline's five Boeing 737 aircraft. The deal makes NordStar the German MRO provider's first CFM56 customer from Russia. More

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National airlines receives AMT Diamond Award of Excellence    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
National Air Cargo Group, Inc., also known as National Airlines, has been awarded the prestigious Aviation Maintenance Technician, or AMT, Diamond Award of Excellence for 2010 by the Federal Aviation Administration. The AMT program was first established in 1991 and recognizes aviation maintenance personnel and employers for achieving 100 percent participation in FAA and company maintenance training programs. More

Veteran aircraft mechanic honored by Federal Aviation Administration
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In 1939, Eugene Strine signed on as an apprentice mechanic at the Penn Harris Airport in Harrisburg, Pa. It's 72 years later, and "Pappy" Strine is still working on airplanes at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Bern Township. In recognition of his contribution to the aircraft industry, Strine was given the prestigious Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award recently in ceremonies at Reading Regional Airport in Reading, Pa. 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.

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. More

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