Other Updates

FAA Finally Clarifies Designee Privilege

On May 13, the FAA clarified a repair specification designated engineering representative’s (RS-DER) ability to rescind an approval of engineering information. The issue arose when a member received a letter…

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ARSA on the Road: Cleveland, Ohio

On May 13, ARSA’s Vice President of Communications Brett Levanto presented at the Regional Airline Association’s (RAA) 40th Annual Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Levanto was joined by Amy Kienast, vice…

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ARSA Joins STEM Leadership Council

On May 14, the STEM Education Coalition welcomed ARSA as a new member of its Leadership Council.  Alongside the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC), ARSA’s new position will give the…

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ARSA Remembers: Fred Emery (1933-2015)

On Wednesday, April 29, Frederick Joseph Emery passed away at his home in Washington, D.C.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Fred moved to the nation’s capital in 1963 to serve the…

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Upcoming Events

Jun 10 to Jun 12
EASA-FAA International Aviation Safety Conference

The EASA - FAA International Aviation Safety Conference has a long standing tradition: it has been organised and co-chaired by the two main technical aviation safety authorities of Europe and the US for the last three decades. Since 1983 the conference has been hosted in annually rotating order by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA), taken over on the European side by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in 2005.

This year, it is again Europe’s turn to organise the conference and the host country is Belgium. The conference will be held in Brussels, from 10-12 June 2015. It will bring together over 400 senior aviation professionals from regulators, manufacturers, airlines and associations from all world regions. The EASA - FAA conference is probably the most well established event to discuss global aviation safety issues from the perspective of both the regulators and industry. From this perspective it is a unique aviation safety conference.
Jun 17 9:00 am 11:15 am
AviationWeek: Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Briefing

The commercial aviation sector is facing a dramatic demand for manufacturing productivity and the boom in orders means that jet aircraft are among the strongest players in today’s world economy. As a result, it is critical that the commercial aviation industry advances productivity at every tier of the supply chain as any lapse in output or ability to deliver could hurt markets and the sector as a whole.

The strategies of the OEMs need to be understood at every point in the supply chain so that the correct manufacturing and support facilities can be put in place and the industry can integrate all the necessary functions for manufacturing efficiency. With industry facing the harsh reality of having to deliver a huge backlog of orders, the need for a streamlined transition from design to manufacturing and manufacturing to supply chain is imperative from the smallest operation to the primes and crucial to the success of the sector.

Aviation Week’s Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Briefing will bring together supply chain leaders to discuss manufacturing capabilities — examining, evaluating, and where possible, putting common solutions and best practices into place.

These briefings will:
◾ Examine how technological advancements can be used to improve operational and manufacturing performance

◾Look at best practices for supply chain synchronization and improved service levels

◾Investigate how supply chain slow-downs can impact the provision of finance, aircraft values, and the survival of Tier 2 and Tier 3 companies and how to avoid any missteps

◾Analyze tools and techniques to advance productivity at every tier of the value chain

The Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Briefing is expected to attract senior executives from major manufacturing, supply chain and logistics companies. Speakers will provide insight and expertise to further the industry and also create opportunities for continued engagement throughout the community.


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AVMRO: Aviation Maintenance Industry Resource

Addressing the need for a single hub of information about the aviation maintenance industry,  the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) recently launched (AVMRO).

AVMRO, which stands for aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul, explains the makeup of the contract aviation maintenance sector, the global regulatory framework governing its operations, and ways individuals can launch an exciting career in this dynamic industry. The site also contains information showing the industry’s economic and employment footprint globally, within the United States, and for each individual state.

Be sure to check out this valuable resource today!