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Boeing Ramps Up Push Into the Airplane Parts Business
04-24-2016: Boeing Co. is ramping up its push into the parts business, as part of a broad effort to cut costs and secure a new source of revenue even more lucrative than making aircraft.
Aircraft Maintenance Is Key Industry For U.S. Economy
04-26-2016: According to the 2016 Global Fleet & MRO Market Assessment released at a Capitol Hill briefing by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), the U.S. civil aviation maintenance industry — often an unseen part of the aviation industry — employs more than 270,000 people and generates $43.1 billion in economic activity.
FAA orders 'urgent' engine fixes for Boeing 787 Dreamliners
04-23-2016: Describing it as an "urgent safety issue," the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered modifications on specific General Electric engines on some 787 Dreamliners because an icing problem could force those engines to shut down in flight.
New Parts-Release Requirements Pushed Back To October
04-21-2016: The FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) pushed back introduction of a key provision in the newest maintenance regulatory guidance shared by the agencies, citing input from repair stations that need more time to work the changes into their procedures.
Federal Aviation Act Does Not Preempt Products Suit
04-20-2016: In a case involving a malfunctioning airplane engine that led to a fatal crash, a federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Aviation Act, which largely governs in-flight safety, does not pre-empt state law products liability claims.
Arizona flight school was in the 'best position' to prevent Germanwings crash
04-20-2016: More than half of the families affected by the March 2015 Germanwings crash have filed a suit against the Arizona flight school that trained suicidal co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. DW spoke to the law firm behind the suit.
Thousands of Zodiac seats subject of FAA proposed AD
04-19-2016:  US FAA officials are proposing to issue an airworthiness directive (AD) for the removal of certain aircraft seat components produced by Zodiac Seats California LLC, after determining that over 10,000 seating systems "may cause serious injury to the occupant during forward impacts when subjected to certain inertia forces."
Survey Spotlights Repair Station Audit Burden
04-19-2016: Input from nearly 70 repair stations in a recent industry survey on audits underscores the thoroughness that regulators and customers exhibit when auditing facilities to ensure they comply with rules and standards.
ARSA Takes Aim At McCaskills Repair Station Amendments
04-14-2016 The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) is taking aim at two proposed amendments -- both from U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) -- to the Senate's FAA reauthorization bill.
Survey Shows Audit Frequency Still Hampers Repair Stations
04-14-2016: FAA-certificated repair stations continue to undergo scores of audits each year, including duplicative ones that the agency is working to reduce, an Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) survey...

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