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New ARSA report details benefits of aviation safety
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements dramatically reduce regulatory compliance costs for the aviation maintenance industry and make repair stations more profitable, a new report from ARSA has found. The study conducted for ARSA by AeroStrategy, an international aviation consultancy, examined the economic impact of existing maintenance BASAs on certificated repair stations. "The implementation of maintenance bilaterals and increased maintenance contracting by airlines has coincided with the safest period in the history of civil aviation" ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod said. "The new report proves that BASAs reduce costs for repair stations and make oversight more efficient." More

IATA urges: Give airlines 'commercial freedom'
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The International Air Transport Association has urged governments around the world to intervene less in the airline business, specifically by giving airlines a free hand in restructuring their labor forces to save precious cash. More

Private jets starting to take off again
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Private jets, largely grounded by the recession, are taking off once again — a sign that businesses may be feeling more confident despite the still shaky economy. More

FAA mulls new flight and duty to Part 135
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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in the throes of finalizing a its new flight, rest and duty regulations for Part 121 rules, is considering extending that rule to Part 135 More

More tests show GPS interference from LightSquared's network
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A new set of government tests showed that LightSquared's proposed mobile broadband network disrupted the signal strength to all GPS devices in the test area, dealing another setback to the company's startup plans. More

FAA could decide action to address Wi-Fi interference with avionics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Federal Aviation Administration is waiting for Boeing to issue a service bulletin to address Wi-Fi interference with Honeywell Phase 3 display units before deciding if regulatory action is required. More

Boeing labor battle is poised to go before judge
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Barring a last-minute settlement, lawyers for the National Labor Relations Board will begin arguing before a Seattle judge that Boeing broke the law by building a new, nonunion production line in South Carolina instead of expanding its unionized operations in the state of Washington. More

FAA proposes airspeed-sensor fixes
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United States aviation regulators are proposing mandatory fixes to potentially defective airspeed sensors on more than 1,000 regional jets, after investigators determined malfunctions of similar devices played a big role in the crash of an Air France jetliner over the Atlantic Ocean in 2009. More

Have you done your part?
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Another FAA extension gives repair stations more time to make sure Congress takes actions to ensure the industry's long-term growth and prosperity. If you are among the dozens of repair stations from across the country to participate in our unprecedented grassroots effort, thank you! If you haven't participated, it's your turn. Now is not the time to take the foot off the gas. We must keep the pressure on! More

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.

Positive Publicity

Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
Aeronautical Repair Station Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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

As the campaign moves forward, the PPC will continue to highlight the benefits of contract maintenance for global civil aviation. The campaign’s next steps will significantly enhance the Association’s public relations capabilities by adding new staff, institutionalizing economic research, more aggressively monitoring and responding to media coverage, regularizing media outreach, developing model PR procedures for the industry, and coordinating media and communications trainings on behalf of the repair station community.

However, for your Association to be successful, we need YOUR help. Please consider pledging your support to the PPC today and join the ranks of industry leaders already backing ARSA’s ambitious agenda for the industry.

Click here for more details about the PPC, or email questions to Jason Langford, ARSA's communications manager.

Pledge your financial support here.

Bluestone Payments

Aviation maintenance business considering new $13 million hangar at Paine Field, Wash.
The Daily Herald Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
After leasing out a hangar to the Boeing Co., Aviation Technical Services is seeking more space in Everett, Wash. The Snohomish County, Wash.-run airport and Aviation Technical Services are in talks about expanding the maintenance, repair and overhaul company's presence at Paine Field. One possibility that's being considered: A new 75,000-square-foot hangar with a price tag of more than $13 million that would initially come from county coffers. More

Sargent earns Supplier Gold Status from United Technologies Corporation
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Sargent Aerospace & Defense, a leading supplier of precision engineered components and aftermarket services, announced that the company was presented Supplier Gold Status by United Technologies Corporation. More

Winner Aviation named 'most improved'
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Winner Aviation was named the most improved service center of the year at the Twin Commander University held in Bonita Springs, Fla. More

Icelandair extends repair relationship with Bombardier Aerospace
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Bombardier Aerospace has signed a new repair agreement with Icelandair, based in Reykjavik, Iceland. The seven-year contract means that Bombardier will undertake all repair work on engine nose cowls for Icelandair's fleet of Boeing 757 aircraft. 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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