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ARSA Board: Membership Dues Aligned to Support "ARSA 20-20" Strategic Plan
For over 25 years, ARSA has been the voice of aviation maintenance, promoting and defending the industry in the regulatory, legislative, and media arenas. To ensure the association's continued growth in these areas, both domestically and abroad, the ARSA Board of Directors recently approved the new "ARSA 20-20" strategic plan.
The plan outlines association goals and objectives for the coming year and will allow members to track its progress through pre-determined benchmarks. The restructuring of membership dues will fund additional resources and ensure the Positive Publicity Campaign, previously financed by individual corporate contributions, is supported by the entire membership.
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the annual membership dues will be as follows:
||Current Dues Rate
||New Dues Rate
|(R01) Regular (1-10 employees)
|(R02) Regular (11-25 employees)
|(R03) Regular (26-50 employees)
|(R04) Regular (51-200 employees)
|(R05) Regular (201-500 employees)
|(R06) Regular (500+ employees)
ARSA members are strongly encouraged to review both the "ARSA 20-20" executive summary and the detailed strategic plan to learn more about association objectives moving forward. Feedback about this initiative can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To review the new 2014 membership dues rates, please click here.
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ARSA President's Blog — Building the Future in Manageable Increments
This week, ARSA President Gary Jordan discusses the board of directors' unanimous approval of a strategic planning process that includes measurable product for the benefit of the membership and the industry.
Read Jordan's blog and others at http://blog.arsa.org/.
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New Board Announcements
The association is pleased to announce a number of recently made leadership changes to its board of directors, including:
Gary Jordan, President and CEO, Jordan Propeller Service, San Antonio, TX
Jim Perdue, Vice President, SONICO, Inc., Moses Lake, WA
Gary Hudnall, General Manager, Jet Center Medford, Medford, OR
Warner Calvo, Quality & Safety Director, Coopesa, R.L., Alajuela, Costa Rica, also joined the ARSA board as a director.
"I would like to thank all of our board members for their continuing support and dedication to the association," ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod stated. "I would especially like to recognize Gary Fortner, our outgoing president, for his leadership and welcome Warner Calvo as the newest member to the board."
To review a complete listing of the ARSA Board of Directors, please click here.
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MacLeod to Be Featured Speaker at AMTSociety Seminars Starting This Week
Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein Managing Member and ARSA Executive Director Sarah MacLeod will be speaking at the next series of aircraft maintenance educational seminars known as AMTSociety's IA Renewal Consortium. MacLeod will present on topics including maintenance regulations, major/minor, and maintenance recordkeeping. Seminars will start this month in Houston, TX, and continue through March 2014. Event dates and locations can be found below:
November 20, 2013 – Houston, TX
January 8, 2014 – Atlanta, GA
February 12, 2014 – Kansas City, MO
March 5, 2014 — Aurora, CO
March 25 & 26, 2014 — Las Vegas, NV
Each seminar in AMTSociety's IA Renewal Consortium meets the requirements contained in FAR 65.93(a)(4) and is acceptable towards 8 hours of training for Inspection Authorization (IA) renewal and the FAA AMT Awards Program. In addition to AMTSociety's IA renewal training, you MUST comply with the "actively engaged" requirements in FAR 65.91(c)(1)-(4) to meet the conditions of IA renewal.
Click here to learn more about the AMTSociety's IA Renewal Consortium.
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Check Out ARSA's New Drug Program Management Service Benefit
ARSA, in partnership with NATA Compliance Services (NATACS), is pleased to announce a new drug program management service that provides accurate, fast, and reliable solutions for a safe and compliant drug-free workplace. NATACS is a "one stop" solution providing policy templates, plan setup, regulatory assistance, and program administration. Benefits include:
For more information, visit https://www.natacs.aero/ARSA or call 800.493.9707.
- Laboratory and collection site setup and coordination
- Medical review officer services
- Random drug and alcohol list generation
- Substance abuse referral
- Audit preparation
- Rules and regulations update notifications
- Federal Aviation Administration Drug Abatement
- Division liaisons
- Testing requirements coordination (pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow up)
- Training materials
- Online document management
To review ARSA's Drug & Alcohol Resource Page, please click here .
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Aviation Maintenance Resource Site Takes Flight
Addressing the need for a single hub of information about the aviation maintenance industry, today the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) announced the launch of avmro.arsa.org (AVMRO).
AVMRO, which stands for aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul, features a page on the industry explaining the efficiency of contract aviation maintenance, the global regulatory framework governing the sector's operations, and the importance of bilateral aviation safety agreements. The site also contains reports showing the industry's economic and employment footprint globally, within the United States, and for each individual state.
"AVMRO is the go-to place for anyone looking for information about the aviation maintenance industry," ARSA Executive Vice President Christian Klein said. "Whether you're a lawmaker trying to understand the impact of your policy decisions, a journalist looking for background information and economic data, or a student researching career opportunities, AVMRO will be a useful tool."
The new website also includes a feed to the industry's Twitter hashtag #AVMRO and connects to an MRO jobs board, ARSA newsletters, a press kit, and ARSABlog.
Take Advantage of ARSA's Career Center Today!
Looking for positions in the aviation maintenance industry? The ARSA Career Center has jobs specific to what you need, posted by ARSA members as well as members of the Aero Job Board Network. There are many ways to get started:
Click here to visit the ARSA Career Center.
- Browse job listings to see what jobs are available now
- Upload a resume to let employers find you based on your skills and qualifications
- Set up Job Alerts and receive emails with jobs based on keywords you select
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- AMT Society IA Renewal Training Seminar (Sarah MacLeod presenting) – Houston, TX – Nov. 20, 2013
- AVM Summit, USA (Marshall Filler presenting) – Orlando, FL – Nov. 21-22, 2013
- AMT Society IA Renewal Training Seminar (Marshall Filler presenting) – Atlanta, GA – Jan. 8, 2014
- AVM Summit, Europe – London, U.K. – Jan. 21-22, 2014
- MRO Middle East – Dubai, UEA – Feb. 5-6, 2014
- AMT Society IA Renewal Training Seminar (Sarah MacLeod presenting) – Kansas City, MO – Feb. 12, 2014
- AMT Society IA Renewal Training Seminar (Sarah MacLeod presenting) – Aurora, CO – March 5, 2014
- ARSA Annual Repair Symposium and Legislative Fly-In — March 19-21, 2014
- AMT Society IA Renewal Training Seminar (Sarah MacLeod presenting) – Las Vegas, NV – March 25-26, 2014
- AMT Society IA Renewal Training Seminar (Sarah MacLeod presenting) – San Antonio, TX – April 5, 2014
Plan to Reduce Aviation Red Tape Goes to Obama
Duluth News Tribune
Legislation aimed at reducing federal regulatory red tape to get new designs and safety features in the small aviation industry, including Duluth-based Cirrus Aviation, is headed to President
Independent MROs Investing In Capabilities, Growing Profits
Independent MROs are significant players in the airframe market and in the fiercely contested engine sector. The biggest independents still go head-to-head with their well-connected OEM and airline rivals, and even the smaller ones find a way to thrive in the niches that giant companies leave open.
Lufthansa Technik Airmotive to Consider Closure
The aviation maintenance company said its announcement followed a review of operations in the context of declining revenues and a shrinking international market.
Bombardier Aerospace Signs Repair Contract with Oman Air
The eight-year contract will see Bombardier undertake all repair work on Rolls-Royce Trent 700 inlet cowls for Oman Air's fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft.
GAMECO's 8-Bay Green Hangar #AvMRO
Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Co (GAMECO) opened its eight-bay hangar in Guagzhou this week, as planned. The Phase 2 hangar provides GAMECO another 66,800 sq. meters of space. It's designed for narrowbodies but is tall enough to accommodate medium widebodies such as the Boeing 787.
MTU Maintenance Zhuhai Celebrates the 1,000th CFM56 Engine Overhaul
MTU Maintenance Zhuhai, a joint venture between Germany's leading engine manufacturer MTU Aero Engines and China Southern Air Holding Company, celebrated the MTU Maintenance group's 1,000th overhaul of a General Electric CFM56. The engine was delivered to the customer China Southern Airlines today.
Adria Airways Tehnika Celebrates Its 600th Third Party Heavy Maintenance Check on a Bombardier CRJ Aircraft
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TAECO Redelivers First Boeing 757-200PCF for Air China Cargo
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