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Foreign repair station certification ban got you down? Tell us about it
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The Aeronautical Repair Station Association has launched a survey to measure the impact of the ban on new foreign repair station certificates.

Congress prohibited the Federal Aviation Administration from acting on foreign repair station certificate applications submitted after Aug. 3, 2008 because the Transportation Security Administration had not finalized repair station security rules. The ban is an unprecedented example of punishing industry for a federal agency's inaction. U.S. aviation companies are barred from tapping into rapidly expanding overseas markets, which is hindering job creation and growth at home.

LightSquared, FCC face criticism from Republican lawmakers
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The Federal Communications Commission's initial approval of a troubled satellite venture came under fresh criticism as a key Republican lawmaker questioned whether the agency's actions could lead to billions of dollars in costs for taxpayers. LightSquared is trying to build a cellphone network out of satellites, but the technology interferes with Global Positioning System technology used by pilots, consumers and meteorologists. LightSquared wants the military and other federal agencies to refit its equipment with filters. More

Gain visibility for you company — here's how!
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ARSA will hold its Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium March 14-16, 2012. That may seem like a long way off, but it will be here before you know it. Now is the time to put some money in your budget so you can sponsor the 2012 Symposium! More

Airlines pile pressure on EU to scrap carbon tax
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Airlines have warned the European Union risks sparking an international trade war if it insists on imposing a carbon tax on carriers flying into its air space. After Jan. 1, 2012, airlines landing or taking off within Europe will have to buy permits for carbon emissions over and above a preset cap. Airlines argue that Europe is overreaching its authority in imposing the Emissions Trading Scheme, which they say penalizes carriers with bases far away from Europe. More

As plane makers use more composites, need for specialized repair skills grows
Wichita Business Journal (Subscription required)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When cycling enthusiast Brad Schmidt needed a repair to the composite frame of his bicycle, he turned to a resource many cyclists might not have considered — the National Center for Aviation Training. More

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!

Quantifying European MRO spend
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In case you're wondering how much European airlines spend on maintenance, David Stewart, vice president ICF SH&E, provided the answer at MRO Europe. He says they will spend $12.2 billion, or 24 percent of the global MRO expenditures. More

Industry debates degree of personnel shortage
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It is considered conventional wisdom in the maintenance, repair and overhaul industry that an employee shortage looms, although there is disagreement over when it will hit and what steps may be available to mitigate it. More

FAA Safety Briefing September/October 2011
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This issue of FAA Safety Briefing presents the wide world of flying and showcases many of the training and educational opportunities available in aviation. It also has material about how to care for an aging General Aviation aircraft, learn precautions pilots of rental and multi-owner aircraft can take before flying, and become familiar with the latest in efforts to improve runway safety. In addition, the issue's Checklist department takes a look at the legalities of iPad usage in flight. More

Positive Publicity

You Need the PPC and the PPC Needs You!
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ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign (PPC) 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.

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ARSA Career Center
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The ARSA Career Center 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. More

Expanding aircraft firm adds 116 jobs
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Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier Aerospace is expanding its service center in Tucson, Ariz., already hiring 116 workers this year while looking for future expansion opportunities here, the company and economic-development officials announced. More

Area aerospace industry surges
Tulsa World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After following the rest of the economy into a recession the last two years, the aerospace industry is beginning cyclical upturns in employment, production and orders, industry executives said. And a healthy aerospace industry provides an economic boost to Oklahoma where the industry is responsible for 144,000 direct and indirect jobs, $12.4 billion in annual economic output and a payroll of $5 billion, state figures show. More

Goodrich wins service contract
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Goodrich Corporation has been selected by privately-owned commercial aviation company Mesa Air Group, Inc. to provide landing gear maintenance services for its fleet of Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft. The multiyear agreement will cover all scheduled repair and overhaul services including the use of Goodrich-owned rotable landing gear assets. More

Elliott Aviation could add 300 more jobs
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Elliott Aviation unveiled a "significant growth plan" that would continue expanding its operations at the Quad-City International Airport in Moline, Ill., and could have the potential to add more than 300 new jobs over the next decade. More

Delta TechOps signs 5-year engine maintenance contract with Air Canada
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Delta Air Lines' maintenance division, Delta TechOps, has signed a five-year, exclusive agreement with Air Canada to provide repair and overhaul services to the airline's entire fleet of Pratt & Whitney 4060 engines. 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.
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