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Dec. 9, 2009
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ARSA 2010 Annual Repair Symposium: Registration Open
from ARSA
Come one, come all! Registration for the 2010 ARSA Annual Repair Symposium is now open. Join aviation professionals from around the world for in-depth seminars, frank discussions with top FAA officials, meetings with key legislators and valuable training in human factors and international compliance.

Listen to officials from the Federal Aviation Administration as they provide updates on the regulations, policies and procedures that govern the maintenance industry.

See industry and agency representatives discuss the proposed repair station security issue and provide advice on complying with the new rule.

Take part in the ARSA Casino night and find out if you have what it takes to be a high roller!

To register for the Symposium, click here.

The Symposium agenda may be found here.

If you would like to gain some recognition for your company by sponsoring a Symposium event, go here.

House Votes to Extend FAA Authorization
from U.S. House of Representatives
The House of Representatives recently voted to extend current Federal aviation programs and taxes through the end of March, 2010. H.R. 4217, the “Fiscal Year 2010 Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act, Part II,” was approved by voice vote. More

Air France Assembles Outside Experts for Safety Review
from The Wall Street Journal
Air France, taking an unusual and high-profile step to assess operational risks, has assembled a group of internationally respected aviation officials to conduct an independent safety review in the wake of the fatal crash of one of its jetliners in June. Subscription Required

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Support ARSA's Positive Publicity Campaign
from ARSA
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.

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    AMT Society To Hold Third Annual Skills Competition
    from Aviation International News
    March 16 - 18 marks the dates for the third annual Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Society’s maintenance skills competition (MSC). The event will be held in conjunction with the Aviation Industry Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More

    Boeing Urges Overhauling Key Jet Part
    from The Wall Street Journal
    Boeing Co. is urging airlines to conduct a major retrofit program on more than 220 of its widely used 777 jets world-wide, following a string of potentially dangerous overheating incidents and chronic structural damage to some engine parts. More

    United Airlines Splits Jet Order Between Boeing, Airbus
    from Chicago Tribunek
    United Airlines plans to purchase 50 long-range airplanes from Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS worth about $10 billion at list price, the largest order placed in an otherwise dismal year for aircraft sales. More

    Airbus Order Brings $2 Billion in Sales for Rolls-Royce
    from Times Online
    Rolls-Royce, the engine manufacturer, has won a $2 billion contract, with United Airlines placing its first new aircraft order in 12 years. More

    DAE Industries

    DAE Industries manufactures, sells and leases engine transport stands to fit P&W, RR and GE engines. DAE manufactures maintenance docking systems and access stands for regional, commercial and military airframes. DAE provides special engineering and design services. Visit our Web site:

    India-US Aviation Partnership Summit Inaugurated in U.S.
    from PIB
    The Second India-U.S. Aviation Partnership Summit is being held in the U.S. It was inaugurated on Dec. 7, 2009 and will conclude on Dec. 9, 2009 in Washington D.C. India is being represented by the Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Shri M. Madhavan Nambiar, the Director General of Civil Aviation, Dr. Naseem Zaidi and the Chairman of Airports Authority of India, Shri V.P. Agrawal. Over 200 representatives of over 80 companies are participating in the Summit in addition to government delegations. More

    Future Maintenance Facilities
    from AMT
    If you had unlimited resources what would your facility look like, what equipment would you have? A couple of recent projects are setting new standards. More

    Delta in Tokyo Maintenance Deal
    from Global Atlanta
    Delta TechOps, the maintenance arm for Delta Air Lines Inc., has reached a five-year deal to service engines in Boeing 737 aircraft operated by a Tokyo-based low-cost carrier. More

    New Aircraft Maintenance Facility Planned in Columbia, S.C.
    from The Greenville News
    An aviation service company is planning a new aircraft maintenance facility at Columbia Metropolitan Airport that could employ up to 100 people. More

    ARSA Members in the News

    TIMCO Line Care Begins Maintenance Service at Burbank
    from AMT
    TIMCO Aviation Services recently announced that as of Nov. 24th, the company’s TIMCO Line Care division began offering line maintenance and GSE maintenance services to airlines operating at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California. TIMCO has nearly 20 locations at strategic key airports throughout the U.S. and will be announcing a number of new locations in the near future. More

    Final Documents/Your Two Cents
    from ARSA
    ARSA now keeps a list of Final Documents and Your Two Cents on its Web site 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

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