New EASA Application Forms
from European Aviation Safety Agency
During the implementation of the Agency's Enterprise Resource Planning system new online application forms have been developed. These new forms will provide applicants with a new process for completing and dispatching applications, using up-to-date internet technology. In addition, these forms will significantly facilitate and accelerate the registration and processing by the Agency of project-related administrative and technical data.
New EASA Certificates
from European Aviation Safety Agency
During the course of the ERP implementation, the Agency has reviewed all documents and forms to reduce processing time and enhance data management. We are aware that changes to our procedures have consequences for applicants so attention has been given to minimise the changes and their impact. More
Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
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: http://www.arsa.org/PPCPlan
Pledge your support here: http://www.arsa.org/files/PPCPhase1ContributionForm.pdf
Aircraft Drinking Water Rule Requires Testing Every Five Years
from Environment News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule to ensure that safe and reliable drinking water is provided to aircraft passengers and crew. The rule requires airlines to have their water systems inspected at least once every five years, report the test results to the EPA and fix any "significant deficiencies."
Boeing 787 Heads For The Repair Shop
Boeing says it has started work on fixing the wing/fuselage problems of the new 787 Dreamliner. Already long overdue, the 787 program suffered the latest setback back in June when the company announced the expected first flight was not going to happen because of a structural issue. More
Air Safety Initiatives Run into Opposition
from The Washington Post
A number of aviation safety proposals have been filed in Congress this year in response to the Feb. 12 crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 outside Buffalo, N.Y. The crash killed 50 people, making it the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in seven years.
Energy-autonomous Sensors for Aircraft
from Energy Harvesting Journal
Aircraft maintenance will be easier in future, with sensors monitoring the aircraft skin. If they discover any dents or cracks they will send a radio message to a monitoring unit. The energy needed for this will be obtained from temperature difference. More
Decision to Come This Month on Frontier Airlines Maintenance Facility
from The Denver Post
The location of Frontier Airlines' heavy- maintenance facility will be decided this month, but the carrier's new owner indicated that high costs make the Mile High City an unlikely winner. Currently, the airline's facility at Denver International Airport costs about $7 million a year to do aircraft maintenance, Republic Airways Chief Executive Bryan Bedford said. More
NATA Releases Results Of Survey On FAA Inconsistencies
from National Air Transportation Association
The Government Accountability Office has been commissioned by Congress to conduct a report to review how inconsistent regulatory interpretations are costing the Federal Aviation Administration and the aviation industry millions of dollars in resources and raising serious concerns about unified safety standards. More
Great Lakes Airlines Appoints New Director of Maintenance
from The White Mountain Independent
After earning his FAA Airframe and Power Plant certificate, Tibben began his career in the aviation industry in 1992 at Mesa Air Group where he was a maintenance technician before moving on to Great Lakes in 1998. More
Akima Purchases Anchorage, Alaska Aircraft Maintenance Firm
from Anchorage Daily News
Akima Management Services has acquired Anchorage-based Pegasus Aircraft Maintenance, which services much of the air-cargo fleet that flies through Anchorage, Alaska. More
General Aviation Vital to the Economy
from Research and Markets
Titletown Jet Centre at Austin Straubel International Airport in Ashwaubenon is one of hundreds of businesses in the state tied to general aviation to the tune of about $3.5 billion in economic impact, according to a survey released this week by the Alliance for Aviation Across America.
GE Aviation sign $1 Billion Maintenance Deal
from Business Courier of Cincinnati
Brazilian airline Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras SA has signed an OnPoint solution agreement with GE Aviation. The agreement is worth about $1 billion over its 15-year life. It calls for GE Aviation to perform maintenance, repairs and overhaul of the CF34-10E engines that power Azul's fleet of Embraer 190/95 aircraft.
TIMCO Signs Deal with Thomson Airways
from Aircraft Maintenance Technology Society
Leading MRO Provider TIMCO Aviation Services announced that the company has entered a five-year B767-300 maintenance and modification contract with Thomson Airways, internationally recognized as one of the United Kingdom's and Europe's premier holiday charter carriers.
Precision Aviation Group, Parker Hannifin Reach One-year MRO Services Agreement
from Helicopter Association International
A new one-year contract between Precision Heliparts-Canada and Parker Hannifin covers support on part numbers for Sikorsky S-76, Bell 206 and 212, and Eurocopter AS350 rotary-wing aircraft, as well as DeHavilland Dash 7, Bombardier Dash 8 and Embraer 110 fixed-wing aircraft. Services include repairs and exchanges of hydraulic components, electronic display systems, flight controls, fuel pumps and instrumentation.
Erickson Air-Crane is Broadcast Worldwide on the National Geographic Channel
from Helicopter Association International
The first ever one-hour documentary devoted exclusively to Erickson Air-Crane and its S-64 has premiered worldwide on the National Geographic Channel in the United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Australia, Iceland, Lithuania, and most recently in the United States. The program is currently scheduled to repeat through the rest of the year. The nationwide premiere on National Geographic Canada is scheduled for October 16th at 9 p.m. P.S.T.
Final Documents/Your Two Cents
ARSA now keeps a list of Final Documents and Your Two Cents on its Web site http://www.arsa.org/FDYTC. By accessing the links 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 publications such as proposed and final rules, Advisory Circulars, 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