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ARSA wraps up another successful Symposium
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ARSA's 2012 Legislative Day and Symposium, held March 14-16, was one the Association's most successful to date. More than 150 aviation maintenance professionals from around the globe gathered just outside of Washington in Arlington, Va., for two days of networking and professional education. More

ARSA recognizes Rep. Tom Petri and former FAA Aircraft Maintenance Division Manager Carol E. Giles at 2012 Legislative Day & Symposium
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The Aeronautical Repair Station Association recently concluded its annual Legislative Day and Symposium where it recognized important contributions to the aviation maintenance industry from two individuals: Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., and former Federal Aviation Administration's Aircraft Maintenance Division Manager Carol E Giles. More

ARSA audit survey: Reopening and expanding
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ARSA is reopening its survey about the nature of the audit burden facing repair stations. This important questionnaire will help ARSA address the untenable reality of the overly taxing audit regime facing certificated repair stations. More

Petition for rulemaking seeks to alter incorporation of materials by reference
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As posted in the Federal Register on Feb. 27, the Office of the Federal Register received a petition requesting changes to the regulations governing the approval of agency requests to incorporate material by reference into the Code of Federal Regulations. Such practice is especially relevant to the current issuance of Airworthiness Directives , and frequent FAA incorporation of manufacturer service information by reference in an AD. More

FAA issues InFO on Service Difficulty Reports
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The FAA has released guidance clarifying the regulatory requirement for filing Service Difficulty Reports under 14 CFR § 121.703. Section 121.703 requires certificate holders to file reports with the FAA on the occurrence or detection of certain failures, malfunctions or defects within 96 hours. The rule does not specifically address the reporting timeframe for defects discovered on aircraft that are out of service due to scheduled maintenance lasting more than 72 hours. More

The ATA e-Business Program is pleased to announce the latest revision of Spec 42, Aviation Industry Standards for Digital Information Security (Revision 2012.1). Spec 42 provides a comprehensive guideline for protection of digital information based on established standards such as Public Key Infrastructure and Digital Signature. A key component of Spec 42 is the ATA DSWG Reference Certificate Policy, which provides a standard baseline for the issuance and maintenance of Digital Certificates in the Civil Aviation industry.

Revision 2012.1 of Spec 42 includes new guidance on the use of Digital Signatures, as well as introducing a new Time-Stamp Authority Policy. Time-Stamps provide an additional crucial level of security by helping to ensure the validity of a Digital Signature at a given point in time. The Spec 42 Time-Stamp Authority Policy provides necessary standardization for the issuance of Time-Stamps.

Please note that this revision is available exclusively to ATA e-Business Program members. After 30 days, it will be made available to the public.

To obtain a copy, please visit the ATA e-Business Program member download page.

ARSA storms Capitol Hill
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Scores of ARSA members are on Capitol Hill today meeting with lawmakers and staff to press the aviation maintenance industry's top legislative priorities as part of ARSA's annual Legislative Day. Held in conjunction with the 2012 Symposium (beginning tomorrow), ARSA members from across the country are stressing the vital role that repair stations have in ensuring aviation safety and bringing positive economic impacts to local communities. More

EASA invites PIA team
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The European Aviation Safety Agency has invited the team of the Pakistan International Airlines to EASA headquarters in Cologne, Germany for a meeting to reinstate the Part-145 Maintenance Organization Approval. More

Boeing taps top DC lobbyist in Export-Import Bank renewal push
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Boeing Co. tapped two of Washington's highest-paid lobbying firms to help overcome opposition from carriers such as Delta Air Lines Inc. and Tea Party lawmakers in its push to reauthorize and expand the Export-Import Bank. More

Idaho governor signs bill that exempts sales tax on installed aircraft parts
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Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced that Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed bill H 417, which exempts sales tax on aircraft parts installed on out-of-state aircraft. Because of the emergency clause included in this legislation, this bill becomes law immediately. More

ARSA Online: Train to Gain — Registration Open
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Out of practice on the real aviation regulations? Stay in top shape with ARSA online training courses!

Registration is open for ARSA's March 27 and 28 online live classes on the regulations versus commercial obligations in civil aviation parts sales, purchases, receipt and stocking by a 14 CFR part 145 repair station.

Click here to review the courses and to register. Hurry — only 30 seats are available for each class!

Noncompliance can cost you — protect your repair station with ARSA Online Training Courses!

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!

FAA Safety Briefing March/April 2012
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This issue focuses on the themes of the 3rd Annual FAA Safety Standdown: loss of control accidents, aeronautical decision-making, and advanced preflight. Articles on each of these critical areas provide important insight, tips and resources for improving general aviation safety. More

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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.

Private-jet repair company brings business to Springfield, Ohio
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Spectra Jet — in the business of repairing Learjets for their wealthy owners — is looking at expanding. Pending an important contract, the company could more than double in size in the next year, bringing jobs and millions in additional revenue. More

Aircraft maintenance business flies into Sioux City, Iowa airport
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Recently, a start-up aircraft repair and maintenance business opened at Sioux Gateway Airport. The fledgling company, called Aviation Consultant Expert Solutions, or ACES for short, is preparing to hire up to 34 employees to start. They already have received a thick stack of resumes from around the country. More

How to excite the next generation
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Aviation Week's Kristen Majcher follows up on a post previously made regarding a lively panel at the ARSA 2012 Annual Repair Symposium about the aging workforce problem. Within the post, she included different viewpoints about reasons why the MRO industry is not attracting the level of new technicians that it will need to prosper in the future. In this post, she elaborates on some of the solutions that came up in the conversation about how to move forward on this issue. More

Hawker Beechcraft Services opens maintenance facility at Atlanta's DeKalb-Peachtree Airport
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Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support recently announced it will open a new satellite Hawker Beechcraft Services maintenance facility at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta. The maintenance facility will specialize in full piston engine aircraft services, offering annual inspections, routine maintenance inspections, avionics checks, recertification, oil changes and performance and comfort upgrades, including the Bonanza Xtra package. More

Prime Air Receives AS9100-C Certification
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Prime Air, a HEICO company, is proud to announce that it has received AS9100-C Certification after an audit by Intertek. The certification recognizes Prime Air's dedication to ensuring that areas that impact process and service safety, quality and reliability for aerospace products are of the highest caliber. Founded in 1995, Prime Air, has grown to become one of the foremost supplies of quality aircraft parts to the worldwide commercial, regional and corporate aircraft aftermarket.

MROJobs Online
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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.
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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, 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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