2016 – Edition 10 – Nov. 4

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Table of Contents

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Levanto’s Lead
ARSA Works
Legal Briefs
ARSA on the Hill
Regulatory Outlook
AVMRO News Portal
Upcoming Events

Levanto’s Lead

From SLC to Symposium

By Brett Levanto, Vice President of Communications

In the last hotline, we celebrated a successful trip to Montreal for ARSA’s 2016 Strategic Leadership Conference (if you somehow missed the association’s coverage of the event, visit As we worked with maintenance industry leaders in Canada, the team at ARSA’s headquarters opened registration for the 2017 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium in the U.S. capital next March.

The symposium and SLC are the key points on the association’s calendar. ARSA’s team builds its yearly schedule around planning, preparation for and execution of each event, and you should, too.

Help the team put the finishing touches on the symposium agenda by completing the questionnaire in this month’s Membership Section.

Attending ARSA events provides you with personal access to a global network of maintenance community stakeholders. You’ll hear presentations from industry leaders and government officials, participate in discussions with international regulators and strengthen your connections with colleagues and peers. You will also be supporting the only organization dedicated to providing a voice to repair stations around the world.

So, whether you had a great time with us at IATA’s headquarters on Oct. 5 and 6 or jealously followed along at home (have you been to yet?), you can reserve your spot at next year’s symposium right now. Early registration is open; submit yours before Dec. 31, 2016 and get 2016 rates.

For more information and to register, visit:

Whether you’re an “early bird,” an “eager beaver” or just a passionate supporter of ARSA and its members, register now.


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ARSA Works

To see all the ways ARSA works as the voice of the aviation maintenance industry, visit the ARSA Works page.

ARSA Repeats Call for Update to Final Inspection Guidance

By ARSA Regulatory Team

Thanks to a member question (published in this month’s “A Member Asked”), ARSA again reminded the FAA that its guidance should correctly cite (and therefore interpret) the plain language of the regulation.

In this case, the agency continues to “guide” its workforce into believing that a person performing a final inspection for a repair station must be certificated under part 65. The language in section 145.213 makes clear that performing a final inspection and “signing off” on that inspection by issuing a “maintenance release” (under section 43.9) are two separate steps.

It is the person performing the “sign off” that must be certificated under part 65, while the final inspection has to know what s/he is doing. The association has already highlighted the difference between the regulations and the guidance material several times. On Nov. 3, ARSA reiterated its plea to correct the guidance in a letter to Tim Shaver, manager of Aircraft Maintenance Division.

To read the letter, click here.

ARSA, A4A Remind FAA It’s Never Defined “Engine Influencing Parts”

By ARSA Regulatory Team

On Oct. 14, ARSA and Airlines for America (A4A) jointly requested the withdrawal of FAA Policy Memorandum AIR100-16-160-PM09 because it erroneously relied on Advisory Circular 33.70-1 to define “engine influencing parts.” The memo was subsequently withdrawn, and although the reason was not immediately specified by the agency, its timing suggests the associations’ letter was effective.

Despite the memo’s contention to the contrary, the term does not appear any of the agency’s guidance nor 14 CFR part 33. The associations’ request further noted that the FAA’s issuance of the policy memorandum conflicted with the agency’s document release procedures and should likewise be withdrawn. Both organizations emphasized the agency should not impose any additional requirements for influencing parts without specific regulatory authority or public comment.

To read the full ARSA/A4A submission, click here.

To see all the ways ARSA works on behalf of the aviation maintenance community, visit the ARSA Works page.



ARSA Requests Rewrite of Manuals Advisory Circular

By ARSA Regulatory Team

On Oct. 3, ARSA submitted comments to the FAA regarding its draft Advisory Circular 145-9A, “Guide for Developing and Evaluating Repair Station and Quality Control Manuals.” The association requested the agency completely withdraw and rewrite the draft and offered assistance constructing a new version.

In support of this request, ARSA noted the AC was drafted prior to a significant rewrite of 14 CFR part 145 and an overhaul of repair station certification procedures. As a result, the comments determine: “Advisory circulars on creating the necessary manuals are inadequate for a comprehensive understanding of the responsibilities associated with applying for and holding a repair station certificate under the agency’s safety assessment system.”

The association’s comments further highlight that the AC fails to comport with the agency’s orders on developing guidance documents. This inconsistency would make it difficult for certificate holders to efficiently utilize the document to develop or update their manuals.

Despite ARSA’s withdrawal request and its offer to start the rewrite process by providing a “strawman” for industry and agency review, the association still offered suggestions for improving the current draft. Should the agency be determined to continue with its use, the following general repairs should be made:

(1) Reorganization. The document must make rule-based requirements clear and extraneous information should be identified as “best practices,” not requirements.

(2) Simplification. All suggestions for formatting should be removed. The style choices made in a manual are a lot less important than writing something that can and will be followed.

(3) Flexibility. The AC must make clear that manuals are living documents. In order for one to be followed it must be easy to use and revise.

(4) Applicability. The AC must be sure to cover the needs of all sizes, manners and types of repair stations. Small businesses cannot be buried in unnecessary paperwork; their simplicity must be considered along with the needs of the large, international heavy maintenance providers.

To read the full comments, click here.

Airline Forum Makes AMT Recruitment a Family Affair

By ARSA Communications Team

On Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, Airlines for America hosted an aircraft maintenance technician career forum at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Event participants, including representatives from ARSA as well as several of its associate members, discussed the personal investment of the aviation workforce and how to expand on this commitment to grow new talent.

The agenda included regulatory, communications and human resources panel discussions as well as interview sessions with aviation students. Through many of these activities, participants highlighted the importance of personal relationships to inspiring current AMTs. For technicians and students, having family or friends with maintenance experience is a key driver towards a career in the field.

While this is a great advantage when it works – recruits brought in through personal contacts are often deeply committed to aviation – these networks alone cannot provide the expanding pools of talent needed to support the maintenance community. To pursue that end, the forum provided a venue to explore STEM engagement, apprentice programs, public relations, academic partnerships and human capital efforts to attract, enlist and retain the next generation of aviation professionals.

Specific obstacles the industry faces include changing demographics, the impact of technology on hands-on experience (e.g., fewer and fewer cars are fixed in their owner’s garage) and school curricula skewing away from technical skillsets. Presenters from airlines, industry groups and the FAA provided best practices, lessons learned and resources for overcoming these gaps.

Brett Levanto, ARSA’s vice president of communications, moderated a discussion with 2016 ARSA Scholarship winner Tony Tran, who provided guidance to the group through his personal insights as well as survey data gathered from his classmates at Chaffey Community College. Levanto then joined Aviation Week’s Ed Hazelwood to brainstorm how to address the “brand” of AMT careers and defeat negative perceptions of technical work.

Resources (and examples) for aviation employers highlighted during the meeting:

Stay tuned for more on how ARSA and its allies are working to develop the maintenance workforce of the future. For more information about this work, or to share input regarding your own recruitment efforts, contact Levanto at


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Legal Briefs

Editor’s note: This material is provided as a service to association members for educational and informational purposes only. It does not constitute legal or professional advice and is not privileged or confidential.

Inside the Repair Station – Mechanics or Repairmen?

By Kimbery R. Villiers, Regulatory Affairs Coordinator

The most-recent Legal Brief focused on the repair station positions that must be filled with individuals holding mechanic or repairman certificates issued by the FAA under part 65 – namely supervisors and those approving work for return to service. In this edition, we will look at factors that repair stations should consider when placing certificated mechanics and repairmen in the specified positions.

A repair station will find continuing value by hiring and/or training individuals eligible for repairmen certificates. The basic requirement for all individuals working in a repair station is that they are capable of performing assigned task. An individual recommended for a repairman certificate needs to have obtained the required knowledge through 18 months of practical experience or formal training acceptable to the FAA (see, § 65.101). The formal training requirement can be fulfilled by a repair station’s approved § 145.163 training program. There is a larger pool of knowledgeable individuals inside the repair station to choose from than just certificated mechanics.

While a recently-certificated mechanic with airframe (A) and/or powerplant (P) ratings may be able to approve work for return to service (see, § 145.157), in most cases s/he will not have the knowledge (through practical experience or the part 147 training) to fill a supervisor position. That position requires the knowledge to direct the repair station’s production and oversee persons unfamiliar with the work being performed. The part 147 curricula – which can be viewed in the appendices of part 147 – is so general in nature that it would not fulfill the part 145’s knowledge requirements. Thus, an inexperienced mechanic is far less valuable in most repair station environments than an individual that can be recommended as a repairman.

Finally, a repair station should carefully consider the benefits of the individual certificate “transportability.” While a mechanic can keep his/her FAA certificate regardless of employer, a repairman’s certificate is tied to a specific position in a specific repair station. The benefits for a repair station is that the market for former repairmen will be tied to the individual’s experience in specific positions/duties. While the certificate may not be “transferable,” the individual certainly retains the knowledge and experience that a repair station can use to hire, recommend for FAA-certification and quickly place in the specified positions requiring an individual certificate (i.e., supervisors and persons authorized to approve work for return to service).


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ARSA on the Hill

What to watch on Nov. 8

By Daniel B. Fisher, Vice  President of Legislative Affairs

Editor’s Note: For the past four months, Fisher has explored ways to be an active constituent and informed voter. With election day imminent, it’s finally time to brush up on the state of the races.

If you haven’t read the first four installments, take a look back:

Constituents Matter: Congressional State/District Offices
How to Be an Involved Constituent: Town Hall Meetings
Show Me What You Got: Facility Visits
Elections Have Consequences

With only days before the election, the nation’s political dynamics remain fluid. Nonetheless, the experts and political pundits all agree: There’s never been a campaign season like 2016 and the presidential contest and key Senate and House races are too close to accurately predict.

The Presidency

The race between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump remains close. Despite Clinton apparently coasting to victory for much of October, the race has tightened significantly. As the hotline went to press, Clinton’s chance of winning is around 65 percent according to the well-respected political statistics blog FiveThirtyEight and PredictWise, which tracks prediction markets (betting), puts Clinton’s odds at 84 percent.

While national polling hints Clinton should win, the electoral college map shows key swing states are still toss-ups (Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina), giving Trump a slim path to victory. Our recommendation: Buckle up. Legal battles in key states could put the presidential election results in limbo well after Nov. 8.

The Senate

The Republicans currently hold a 54-46 advantage in the U.S. Senate. Its anticipated the GOP will lose Senate seats; the question is, how many?

PredictWise has the chances of Democrats taking Senate control at 67 percent. Nonetheless, several states remain so close that anything could happen. As results roll in, be sure to watch the outcomes in Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania (only Nevada is currently held by a Democrat). Pundits predict Republican incumbents losing in Illinois and Wisconsin (though I think the Badger State race between Sen. Ron Johnson [R] and former Sen. Russ Feingold [D] is closer than forecasts suggest).

The House

Democrats are also expected to pick up seats in the U.S. House and narrow the current GOP advantage in the chamber (246-186). However, there is bipartisan consensus that the Republicans losing control of the House would be nothing short of a miracle.

Though Democrats will likely not recapture the lower chamber, two races in Florida feature incumbent Republicans who are no strangers to ARSA members battling tough challenges. Both Rep. John Mica and freshman Rep. Carlos Curbelo have been allies for the aviation maintenance industry on Capitol Hill and participated in past ARSA Legislative Days. If Mica, a House member since 1992, loses, it could signal Democrats will cut into the House Republican majority more than expected.


With such close races, it is vital that the maintenance industry turn out to cast your ballots on Election Day. Remember that the elections are about more than just who will be the next chief executive. Your representative and senator will be voting on future FAA reauthorization legislation and guiding the looming debate over a comprehensive tax reform, labor issues and other proposals that impact your company’s cost of doing business.


Special Session – What Happened in the Voting Booth?

By ARSA Legislative & Training Teams

Many Americans are looking forward to the end of Election 2016. Unfortunately, once the votes are cast and counted – across every race, not just for the White House – regulated businesses will have to beginning planning to work with the new administration and the 115th Congress.

What Happened in the Voting Booth? – Industry Implications of Election 2016
Description: This session provides some cool-headed analysis of the 2016 presidential and congressional elections. It will review what happened, what the results mean for aviation and transportation policy and what is next.
Date & Time: November 15 at 11:00 a.m. EST
Instructors: Christian A. Klein & Daniel B. Fisher

Click here to register.

In addition to participation in the live event, registration for an ARSA-provided training session includes:

  • Unlimited access for 90 days to the on-demand, recorded version of the webinar.
  • A copy of the presentation and all reference material with links to relevant resources and citations.
  • Upon completion of the class as well as any test material, a completion certificate.

The association’s training program is provided through Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C., the firm that manages ARSA. To go directly to OFM&K’s online training portal, visit To learn more about the association’s training program and see course availability, visit


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Regulatory Outlook

Cuba Rule Changes Begin to Put Aviation Safety Ahead of Politics

By ARSA Regulatory Team

On Oct. 14, the Obama administration announced it was updating Cuba sanction rules to facilitate the maintenance of aircraft flying in and out of Cuba.

The new paragraph of Sec. 515.572 of the U.S. Treasury regulations authorizes persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction “to provide civil aviation safety-related services to Cuba and Cuban nationals, wherever located, to ensure the safety of civil aviation and the safe operation of commercial aircraft.”

“We applaud President Obama for putting aviation safety ahead of politics and moving forward with this important policy change,” said Christian A. Klein, ARSA’s executive vice president. “The new Treasury rule will allow American mechanics and U.S. companies to more easily and efficiently ensure the safe operation of aircraft flying in and out of Cuba. That’s good news for the aviation maintenance industry and even better news for aircraft passengers.”

While this is another important step towards more commerce between the United States and Cuba, until Congress fully lifts the embargo, U.S. aviation companies remain at a disadvantage compared to those from countries allowed to trade freely with the island.

Considering the need for further progress, Klein concluded: “Congress needs to reconsider the embargo in light of growing public opinion against it and the economic harm it’s doing to both Cubans and Americans.”


Final Documents/Your Two Cents

This list includes Federal Register publications, such as final rules, Advisory Circulars and policy statements, as well as proposed rules and policies of interest to ARSA members.

To view the list, click here.



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The association’s training program is provided through Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C., the firm that manages ARSA. To go directly to OFM&K’s online training portal, visit To learn more about the association’s training program and see course availability, visit

The Tax Man Cometh

By ARSA Training Team

Two things are certain in life: death and outstanding training resources from ARSA’s management firm, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C. On Dec. 1, learn from two of Washington’s leading small business tax lobbyists what you need to watch out for in tax policy.

The Tax Man Cometh – A Primer on Small Business Tax Issues
Comprehensive tax reform is poised to be a top priority in the 115th Congress. There are significant risks and opportunities for companies, particularly small-medium-sized businesses.
December 1 at 11:00 a.m. EST
Christian A. Klein & Daniel B. Fisher

Click here to register.

In addition to participation in the live event, registration for an ARSA-provided training session includes:

  • Unlimited access for 90 days to the on-demand, recorded version of the webinar.
  • A copy of the presentation and all reference material with links to relevant resources and citations.
  • Upon completion of the class as well as any test material, a completion certificate.


Guest Lecture – In Praise of Maintenance

By ARSA Training Team

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, the professor-author duo that introduced “Freakonomics” to the world, dedicated their October episode of their regular podcast to a “praise of maintenance.” While Levitt and Dubner take a broad approach to the relationship between innovation and upkeep, their discussion provides interesting context for anyone dedicated to maintenance, preventive maintenance or alteration.

To listen to the episode (41 minutes) you may click the player below or go to



Part 21 Series Wraps on Nov. 9 – Catch Up On Demand

By ARSA Training Team

On Oct. 21, Marshall S. Filler presented the second installment of a three-part series on 14 CFR part 21, “Certification Procedures for Products and Articles.” The on-demand recording of the session is available for immediate access. Register now and catch up before the series wraps up on Nov. 9.

Click here to purchase all three sessions – both live and on-demand – together.

Part 21 – Overview
This session provides an overview of the aviation safety regulations governing design and production of civil aviation products and articles as well as airworthiness certification of civil aircraft.
On Demand – Available Anytime
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Part 21 – Design Approvals & Design Changes
This session reviews the elements necessary to obtain design approvals for civil aviation products, including type certificates, amended type certificates and supplemental type certificates. It will explain the requirements for obtaining approval of design changes to those certificates including the changed product rule. Finally, it will describe the design requirements for obtaining a parts manufacturer approval and technical standard order authorization, and for obtaining approval of design changes to those articles.
On Demand – Available Anytime
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Part 21 – TSOA, PMA & Other Approvals
This session explains the requirements for obtaining a production approval for civil aviation products and articles. It will explain the elements of an FAA-approved quality system and the method for making revisions to that system. It will also address the privileges and responsibilities of production approval holders including the issuance of airworthiness approvals for aircraft engines, propellers and articles.
November 9 at 11:00 a.m. EST
Click here to register (bundle pricing available).

Registration for an ARSA-provided training session includes:

  • Unlimited access for 90 days to the recording, made available on-demand after the live session is complete.
  • A copy of the presentation and all reference material with links to relevant resources and citations.
  • Upon completion of the class as well as any test material, a completion certificate.


What is “Acceptable to the Administrator”?

By ARSA Training Team

On Nov. 2, Sarah MacLeod explored the vexing question inside the performance rules of § 43.13. (The most-highly demanded topic on ARSA’s fall training survey.)

What is “Acceptable to the Administrator”? – The Performance Rules of § 43.13
This session provides an overview of the regulations that use the language “acceptable to” the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and how to determine what makes something is acceptable to the FAA.

Click here to register and get unlimited access for 90 days.

Registration for an ARSA-provided, on-demand training session includes:

  • Unlimited access for 90 days to the recording.
  • A copy of the presentation and all reference material with links to relevant resources and citations.
  • Upon completion of the class as well as any test material, a completion certificate.


Regulatory Compliance Training

By ARSA Training and Regulatory Teams

Test your knowledge of 14 CFR § 43.9 – Content, form, and disposition of maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration records (except inspections performed in accordance with part 91, part 125, §135.411(a)(1), and §135.419 of this chapter).

Click here to download the training sheet.


ARSA Online Training Calendar

Part 21 – TSOA, PMA & Other Approvals – Nov. 9
What Happened in the Voting Booth? – Nov. 15
The Tax Man Cometh – A Primer on Small Business Tax Issues – Nov. 30


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ARSA Expands Membership Opportunities Through Bylaw Changes

By ARSA Membership Team

On Oct. 7, during its annual meeting, the ARSA Board of Directors approved a series of changes to the association’s bylaws. The updates simplified the categorization of members and expanded the pool of individuals eligible to independently join the association.

Under the newly-adopted bylaws, a regular member need only possess (or have applied for) a maintenance organization approval issued by a civil aviation authority. Such applicants no longer need to demonstrate that a substantial portion of revenues are derived from maintenance activities. The revenue requirement was also removed from the affiliate membership category for entities that provide other products, articles or services.

The educational membership category, which allowed entry to individuals either teaching at or enrolled in an institution of learning to join ARSA, was expanded to include military service members. As of the board’s adoption, anyone “employed by a branch of a nation’s military” may now apply under the new “Educational or Military Service Membership.”

The October vote was third round of changes to ARSA’s new bylaws since their recodification in 2005. The new language provides a way for the association to expand the scope of its membership – serving a broader population within the maintenance community while protecting eager applicants from obstructed access to ARSA’s resources.

To review the updated bylaws, including the new membership categories as well as additional changes, click here (or navigate to them under the website’s “About” menu). All changes are listed in Appendix A.


2017 Symposium Suggestions – Help Build the Agenda

By ARSA Events Team

As the ARSA team finalizes the agenda for the 2017 Legislative Day and Annual Repair Symposium, you can help. Take a moment to share your thoughts and let the association make the most of your trip to the nation’s capital.

You may complete the questionnaire in the embedded window below (scroll within the window to answer all five questions and click “Submit Your Input”) or by visiting:


Make ARSA’s Voice Your Own: Advertise

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Take advantage of these great opportunities today to showcase your company, a new product or event. For more information go to


Stand Up for ARSA by Sponsoring in 2017

In order to provide world-class resources for its members, the association depends on the commitment of the aviation community. By sponsoring events and activities, supporters can help ARSA’s work on behalf of repair stations to endure.

Need a place to start, check out the platinum, gold and silver level sponsorships for Legislative Day and the Annual Repair Symposium. Promote your company while showing support for ARSA:

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A Member Asked…

Q: Are repair station personnel performing final inspections required to be certificated under part 65?

A: No.

The regulations are clear that the final inspection and issuance of the “maintenance release” are two separate and distinct activities. While, most of the time, persons performing the final inspection are also qualified to issue the approval for return to service, when a repair station separates these activities, confusion ensues.

The regulations certainly make the separation–see §§ 145.155 and 145.213. Let’s start with section
§ 145.213. It is reproduced in its entirety below with specific words and phrases emphasized in bold for clarity.

  • A certificated repair station must inspect each article upon which it has performed maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations as described in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section before approving that article for return to service.
  • A certificated repair station must certify on an article’s maintenance release that the article is airworthy with respect to the maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations performed after
  • The repair station performs work on the article; and
  • An inspector inspects the article on which the repair station has performed work and determines it to be airworthy with respect to the work performed.
  • For the purposes of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section, an inspector must meet the requirements of § 155.
  • Except for individuals employed by a repair station located outside the United States, only an employee appropriately certificated as a mechanic or repairman under part 65 is authorized to sign off on final inspections and maintenance releases for the repair station.

In plain English, the repair station must (1) perform and (2) inspect the work before it (3) “signs off” on the final inspection and approves the work on the article for return to service. Paragraph (c) makes clear that the inspector performing the “final inspection” needs to be qualified under § 145.155. That section does not mandate that the individual be certificated, it requires that the person be knowledgeable.

Paragraph (c) of § 145.213 then goes on to state that the person that needs to be certificated under part 65, is the one that “sign[s] off” on the final inspection by issuing the approval for return to service.

The association asked the agency to clarify its guidance on this topic in a letters dated Nov. 30, 2010 and May 14, 2014 and has recently noted that the guidance to inspectors has not changed. In ARSA’s Nov. 3, 2016 letter, the association again reminded the agency that its guidance should correctly cite (and therefore interpret) the plain language of the regulation.


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Did You Just Get an Oct. 5 Dispatch?

By ARSA Communications Team

Due to a technical error on Nov. 3, many subscribers received a duplicate copy of Oct. 5’s Dispatch newsletter. The association’s communication’s team is aware of the issue and is working with our partners to limit its impact.

If you received a duplicate copy, you can go ahead and delete it…OR…you can look back on the world of aviation maintenance from a month ago. An awful lot was happening:

Take a look back and you’ll see that ARSA is always looking out for you.

Don’t get the Dispatch? You should; it’s a free resource available to all. Click here to subscribe.


AVMRO Industry Roundup

ARSA monitors media coverage on aviation maintenance to spread the word about the valuable role repair stations play globally by providing jobs and economic opportunities and in civic engagement. These are some of this month’s top stories highlighting the industry’s contributions.

You can explore these stories through ARSA’s Dispatch news portal.


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Industry Calendar

Airline E&M: Central, Eastern & Southern Europe – Zagreb, Croatia – Nov. 9-10
MRO Latin America – Cancun, Mexico – Jan. 25-26
MRO Middle East – Dubai – Feb. 8-9
ATW Airline Awards – Singapore – Feb. 15
HAI HELI-EXPO – Dallas – Mar. 6-9
AEA International Convention – New Orleans, Louisiana – Mar. 13-16
ARSA Legislative Day & Annual Repair Symposium – Washington – Mar. 15-17

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