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ARSA recommends Reg Flex improvements at House small business hearing
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At a March 30 congressional hearing, Craig Fabian, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association's Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Assistant General counsel, recommended actions Congress could take to improve the Regulatory Flexibility Act, also known as Reg Flex or RFA. More

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FAA Reauthorization hits House floor tomorrow — Urgent action needed
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On March 31, just in time for ARSA's 2011 Annual Repair Symposium and Legislative Day, the House is expected to begin debate on the FAA Reauthorization & Reform Act — H.R. 658. The legislation contains ARSA endorsed provisions regarding foreign repair stations and non-certificated maintenance providers. H.R. 658 strikes the right balance between safety, oversight, and a repair station's ability to remain economically competitive and viable. More

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Help ARSA quantify BASA benefits
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To support our advocacy efforts, ARSA is gathering economic data about the international maintenance industry, and we need your help to get the appropriate facts and information. ARSA is measuring the impact of bilateral aviation safety agreements for repair stations that serve foreign customers. AeroStrategy, a global aerospace consultancy, is managing the research project and conducting an industry survey. More

FAA and TCCA sign new Maintenance Implementation Procedures
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On March 14, 2011, the Federal Aviation Administration and Transport Canada Civil Aviation signed the first revision to the Canadian Maintenance Implementation Procedures or MIP. More

FAA bill: What's left to decide?
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It looks like the long-suffering Federal Aviation Administration's wait for a re-authorization bill is coming to an end. This week, the House will vote on the 18th stopgap funding measure for the FAA since the last re-authorization expired in 2007. This extension to May 31 is almost definitely the last, if key negotiators like House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica and Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller get their way. The Senate has already passed its version of the FAA bill, and the House will follow suit this week with its bill. 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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SMS: FAA folly or beneficial concept?
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SMS may be beneficial, but does it need to be law? There are several regulations covering every aspect of flying as it is, and if we all complied with every one of them, maybe there would be fewer accidents. The FAA, in fact, is completely unable to marshal the resources to enforce all of its regulations and leaves it up to the industry to comply. And for the most part, it does. More

FAA calls for Boeing 737 thrust reverser inspections
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The U.S. FAA wants operators of more than 1,000 next generation Boeing 737s to begin periodic inspections of the twinjet's thrust reverser assemblies. The proposed airworthiness directive, to be issued on March 22, was prompted by reports of damage to the attachment fittings for thrust reverser actuators of in-service aircraft. More

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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

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.

ARSA Members in the News

Signature aims to boost Reagan National Airport traffic
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Signature, which saw traffic at one of its most profitable U.S. locations dwindles after the imposition of TSA restrictions for general aviation flights into Washington D.C.'s Reagan National Airport, has been working steadily with the agency in an attempt to fill the 48 approved slots in and out of the airport. More

Chromalloy announces new Technology Center of Excellence for gas turbine engine research and development
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Chromalloy announced recently that it is developing a new Technology Center of Excellence in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., dedicated to the research and development of services for gas turbine engine including repairs, parts and coatings. More

GE aircraft engines gets $247 million contract
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The U.S. Navy has awarded a $247 million contract to General Electric Aircraft Engines in Lynn, Mass., to build 68 new fighter jet engines. The work on the engines is expected to be completed by April 2013, and will be performed in places including Vermont. More

New LiveTV deal adds Wi-Fi for Continental
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The battle over in-flight amenities on commercial air carriers got more heated Tuesday with news that Melbourne, Fla., LiveTV will provide Continental Airlines with new satellite-based technology for its wireless services. More

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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