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ARSA Works: FAA Affirms Part Recovery Rights
08-25-2015: On August 25, the FAA affirmed ARSA's contention that a repair station's rating allows it to make "continue-in-service" determinations on internal or attached articles.
FAA reviewing flammability of composites in wake of Heathrow 787 fire
08-19-2015: The Federal Aviation Administration is re-evaluating the flammability testing conducted to certify Boeing's 787 Dreamliner and is "investigating new test methods," according to an accident report about the intense July 2013 fire aboard a Dreamliner parked at Heathrow airport.
FAA Proposes $325,000 Civil Penalty Against Southwest Airlines
08-17-2015: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $325,000 civil penalty against Southwest Airlines for allegedly operating a Boeing 737 that was not in compliance with federal aviation regulations.
Boeing's New 747 Jumbo Risks Dangerous Vibration, FAA Says
07-15-2015: Boeing Co.'s newest 747 jumbo jetliner faces a risk of dangerous vibrations, known as "flutter", in limited situations, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
ARSA Works: Continue in Service
07-14-2015: On July 9, ARSA delivered a letter to the FAA aircraft maintenance division regarding the removal and reinstallation of components — a practice affectionately referred to as "salvaged part", "cannibalized part", "part recovery" or "continue-in-service" processes.
SkyWest Airlines facing $1.2 million in FAA penalties
07-13-2015: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing penalties totaling $1.23 million against SkyWest Airlines for two separate cases of regulation violations.
Edgewater man laundered scrap airplane parts, dodged taxes, authorities say
07-11-2015: An Edgewater man was indicted Friday for allegedly using his aircraft parts brokering company in a 19-year conspiracy to launder scrapped and rejected jet engine parts, authorities said.
MRO community to new TSA admin: help us help you
07-09-2015: Daniel Fisher, vice-president of legislative affairs at ARSA, writes for MRO Network about what lies ahead for recently appointed TSA administrator Peter Neffenger.
Test Pilot Admits the F-35 Cannot Dogfight: New Stealth Fighter Is Dead Meat In An Air Battle
06-29-2015: A test pilot has some very, very bad news about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The pricey new stealth jet can't turn or climb fast enough to hit an enemy plane during a dogfight or to dodge the enemy's own gunfire, the pilot reported following a day of mock air battles back in January.
Congress Moves to Cut FAA Funding
06-10-2015: A FOX Business Network investigation TROUBLE IN THE SKIES exposed misguided hiring practices and cheating on a key Federal Aviation Administration test to become an air traffic controller and now Congress wants to cut funding to the FAA.
After Germanwings And Malaysia Airlines Tragedies, The FAA Will Study Pilots' Mental Health
05-27-2015: The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it will join forces with air carriers and the medical community to study the mental and emotional health of commercial pilots. The study could lead to sweeping new recommendations affecting pilots, the airlines and government procedures.
FAA Hiring Scandal Barely Registers with the Media
05-26-2015: The Fox Business Network (FBN) should be congratulated for launching a six-month investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration's hiring practices.
Airbus issues software bug alert after fatal plane crash
05-20-2015: Airbus has issued a critical alert calling for immediate checks on all its A400M aircraft after a report identified a software bug as having caused a fatal crash in Spain earlier this month.
As corporate plane crashes mount, the pattern of pilot error emerges
05-14-2015: An examination by Bloomberg News of US accident records dating back to 2000 shows repeated examples of pilots flying sophisticated small aircraft skipping rudimentary safety checks, working days so long that they test the boundaries of human endurance, or overlooking routine hazards such as ice on the wings.
Bird Strike Does Disturbing Damage To The Nose Of A 737
05-08-2015: Looking at the caved-in nose of this Boeing 737-800, you'd think it flew into a flying water buffalo. But the damage was caused by a single bird — a potent reminder of what can happen when objects collide at high speed.
FAA Investigation Substantiates Mechanics Safety Complaint Against American Airlines
05-01-2015: A March 25 letter from the Federal Aviation Administration to six American Airlines mechanics, who filed whistleblower complaints against the airline for allegedly retaliating against them for reporting maintenance improprieties, states that an investigation of the airline by the agency's Flight Standards Service "substantiated that a violation of an order, regulation or standard of the FAA related to air carrier safety occurred."
FAA Orders Fix for Possible Power Loss in Boeing 787
04-30-2015: Many mechanical components in the Boeing 787 have been replaced with electrical ones for lower weight and more economical operation, but that has also made it much more reliant on electrical power than previous generations of planes.
FAA proposes $430,000 fine against Beechcraft
04-16-2015: The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $430,000 civil penalty against Beechcraft Corp. in Wichita for what it says was a failure to maintain quality control in the production process.
FAA Calls Out 'Systemic' Hazard at United
04-10-2015: Federal aviation inspectors stepped up oversight of United Continental Holdings Inc. two months ago, citing risks from repeated violations of mandatory pilot qualification and scheduling requirements.
FAA Once Again Fines Southwest Airlines For Maintenance Related Violations
04-01-2015: For the second time in the last 12 months, Southwest Airlines is facing another fine from the Federal Aviation Administration because of safety issues; this time totaling $328,550.

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