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FAA Reauthorization: Have you written your senators?
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ARSA has seen unprecedented participation in our grassroots call to action as negotiations over differences in the House and Senate passed FAA reauthorization bills continue. Dozens of letters have reached key Senate staffers. Now is not the time to take the foot off the gas. We must keep the pressure on!

To ensure that senators understand the importance of the industry and the consequences of their actions, it is essential they hear from you. For those in California, Texas, Florida, Washington, we are targeting Senators Boxer, Hutchison, Nelson, and Cantwell because they have been appointed to serve on the conference committee as top negotiators for a final FAA bill. However, everyone should participate by contacting their senators.

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ARSA holds FAA's feet to the fire over RFA compliance
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On May 9, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) again pushed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to abide by the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). The association’s action comes in comments to the "supplemental regulatory flexibility determination" issued by the FAA and published in the March 8 Federal Register. The supplemental determination is the FAA's attempt to analyze its drug and alcohol rules under the RFA. More

New US/EU BASA guidance released
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Two guidance documents were issued to support the BASA. On May 3, the Maintenance Annex Guidance was released detailing actions for FAA certificated repair stations to gain EASA approval and vice versa. On May 5, the Technical Implementation Procedures came into effect, which offer general definitions of the BASA and guidance on its implementation. More

Boeing takes NLRB lawyer to task
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Boeing said that the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) case against its decision to locate a new plant to build airplanes in South Carolina rather than labor-friendly Washington state is based on incorrect information. More

Comprehensive care gains traction with regionals
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The lines separating major carriers from regional carriers continue to blur, and that's having an impact on the way the latter look at maintenance. Consider that larger regional jet aircraft such as the Embraer 170 and 190 family and Bombardier's forthcoming CSeries are—or soon will be—ranging farther afield. These types supplant major carriers' mainline jets on routes that were once a sole province. Capacity-purchase pacts between the majors and the regionals are rising to new levels, mandating increasingly comprehensive power-by-the-hour agreements that cover everything from powerplants and parts to airframes. More

American Airlines says labor idea will grow MRO cost
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American Airlines' decision to retain its maintenance operations while its peers outsourced repair work is burdening the carrier with excessive costs, and a new labor proposal offered by the Transport Workers Union will only further disadvantage the company, the airline said. More

FAA - EASA sign Maintenance Annex Guidance
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The Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG), similar to the various maintenance implementation procedures between the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), became effective on May 3.

While the widely reported Safety Agreement between the U.S. and EC, commonly referred to as a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement, is an important document, the MAG is the document that specifies when, where and how the BASA will be utilized for maintenance operations.


You are invited to attend the 2011 ATA e-Business Forum to be held June 6-8, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. 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, material and flight operations. This is the industry's premier event to learn about 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 (Spec 2000, S1000D, iSpec 2200, Spec 42 and Spec 2300), learn how the industry has attributed significant savings and operational efficiencies to the use of these global specifications.

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FAA Safety Briefing May/June 2011
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The new issue of FAA Safety Briefing explores how developments in the National Airspace System affect and benefit general aviation pilots. Articles highlight some of the changes and challenges of flying in today’s NAS, and provide tips pilots can use to meet those challenges safely and efficiently. Feature articles highlight changes to the NOTAM system, how controllers are working with pilots to improve communication, and what goes into the establishment of a Temporary Flight Restriction.

The issue also explores the transformation of the NAS that the FAA is undertaking: the Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen. Over time, NextGen will fundamentally change how the agency manages air traffic. To prepare for NextGen, it is important for GA pilots to keep abreast of what those changes will mean.

ARSA Dispatch available through MultiBriefs app
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ARSA understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the ARSA Dispatch, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The ARSA Dispatch is also available on MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search for "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you may add the ARSA feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. Android phone users also may access the app by going to the Android Marketplace and searching "MultiBriefs" to access the Android version of the app.

Positive Publicity

Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
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Contract maintenance is under assault in the media, with bad press having negative political consequences. ARSA is working to get out the facts about the industry: Repair stations make air travel safer, air carriers more efficient, and important economic contributions. Our Positive Publicity Campaign, PPC, needs your support.

Through the PPC, ARSA has already:
    • Analyzed public perceptions of contract maintenance;
    • Quantified the industry’s global economic impact and positive U.S. balance of trade; and
    • Determined the industry’s state-by-state employment footprint
We're currently finalizing research on the economic benefits of bilateral aviation safety agreements, which are threatened by hostile legislation. The results of the research will be incorporated into messages and materials used during the next phase of our PR campaign.

For more details about the PPC, click here.

Pledge your financial support here.

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Triumph adds 250 jobs in Milledgeville, Ga.
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division, a subsidiary of Triumph Group, Inc., will expand its facility in Milledgeville, Ga., creating up to 250 jobs and investing approximately $17 million. More

Rolls-Royce opens new aerospace plant in Virginia
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Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce officially opened its new advanced manufacturing and research facility in Prince George County, Va., where it will produce parts for some of the company's newest civil aerospace engines. More

Aviation schools take flight
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Two aviation schools celebrated their opening with an open house at Conway airport in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Innovative Flying, LLC will lease space at the airport, and pilots can sign up for classes to get licenses from basic flight to commercial.

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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