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ARSA Symposium - Thanks for Attending!
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ARSA would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) Annual Repair Symposium. Member involvement is the backbone of the association; we appreciate your recognizing the importance of our annual meeting and taking the time out of your busy schedule to attend.

Thanks to your participation, symposium attendance was up from last year and ARSA’s Legislative Day had more participants than ever before. We believe this reflects a growing concern over the negative impact legislative decisions can have on our business and a better understanding of how members can get involved in ARSA’s advocacy program.

This year the association decided to "go green" and provided limited attendee handouts at the conference. The following resources are available on our web site:

Support the Legislative Program. You heard about the unprecedented challenges ARSA is facing on Capitol Hill. The ARSA PAC and lobbying fund are essential to getting our message to key members of Congress. To learn more about ARSA PAC, give solicitation consent or to contribute to ARSA’s lobbying fund click here.

Positive Publicity Campaign. ARSA released a preview of a state-by-state report on the economic impact of the aviation maintenance industry. This economic research was made possible through contributions to our Positive Publicity Campaign (PPC). Support the PPC here.

ARSA Government Affairs Committee (GAC). The GAC’s inaugural meeting was held during the symposium. The GAC is open to all members committed to raising the industry’s visibility and communicating with ARSA’s legislative team on issues of importance. Get involved by enrolling here.

Symposium Feedback Form. If you were not able to fill out the symposium feedback form, please consider doing so. To let us know what we did well, what we can do better and what else we should focus on next year, please download the form here and return it via fax or e-mail.

Company Contact Information UpdatesTo ensure we have your company contact information up-to-date, and that you receive all ARSA communications, please complete the primary contact information form, available here, and return it to us via fax.

Thank you again for your participation at this year’s ARSA Symposium and for your continued support of association activities. Please mark your calendar for next year’s event, which will take place on March 24-26, 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City. We look forward to seeing you then!

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New name for General Aviation safety publication
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Starting with the March/April 2010 issue, FAA Aviation News is changing its name to FAA Safety Briefing. “We’re changing the name to more accurately reflect the magazine’s mission:  safety,” said John Allen, Director, FAA Flight Standards Service. “As for the word briefing,” Allen added, “briefings are used in health care, in the military, and in aviation, and are essential to get crucial information before the flight.  That’s the point of FAA Safety Briefing: Providing pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, and more across the general aviation community with valuable safety information." More

Air India in MRO services deal with GE Aviation
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As part of the revenue-generating initiatives, national carrier Air India (AI) has entered into a Branded Services Agreement with GE Aviation. The move is likely to help AI cough up Rs 4,000 crore revenues per annum over the next 3-5 years.

Delta TechOps to expand maintenance services for Sun Country Airlines
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The maintenance division of Delta Air Lines, Delta TechOps, recently expanded its relationship with Sun Country Airlines of St. Paul, Minn., with agreements to provide auxiliary power unit and component maintenance services.

Air safety report lists 70 malfunctions
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Problems with on-board oxygen and pressurisation systems, escape slides failing to deploy, fumes in the cockpit and a shattered pilot's window are just some of the problems that affected Australia's passenger jets over the recent busy summer holiday season. Failing flight computers and sensors, broken and burnt wiring looms, a tyre blow-out, cracked metal components and stuck valves are among technical faults reported by Australia's airlines to the safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. More
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Obama nominates ex-Army general to head TSA
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President Obama recently tapped a former Army general to lead the Transportation Security Administration. Obama nominated Robert A. Harding, a retired major general with 33 years in the Army, to become the TSA administrator. More

2010 ATA e-Business Forum
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The next ATA e-Business Forum will be held May 17-19, 2010 in Seattle. The ATA e-Business Forum is the industry's premier event to learn about the latest developments in information exchange standards to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations. This educational forum provides a high level overview of the ATA e-Business Program and the many specifications and industry initiatives underway to facilitate effective and efficient information sharing between airlines and their trading partners. In addition to learning about the industry's most widely accepted e-business specifications for data exchange (iSpec 2200, Spec 42, Spec 2300, Spec 2000 and S1000D), learn how the industry has attributed significant savings and operational efficiencies to the use of these global specifications. More

Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
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Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign 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.

Final Documents/Your Two Cents
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ARSA now keeps a list of Final Documents and Your Two Cents on its Web site By accessing the links 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 publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars, 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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