Holiday dinner slated for PAMA chapter

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association’s Columbus, Ohio, Chapter is holding its 2012 Holiday Dinner Dec. 11 at the Villa Milano Restaurant in Columbus. This is always a terrific annual event. The meeting agenda will include the election of officers that were selected at the October meeting for the 2012-2013 COPAMA Board. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with supper at 6 p.m. This event allows all to enjoy good food, a light non-technical aviation presentation, and a night of fun and prizes. Regardless of where you’re from or what your beliefs, we share the bonds of peace and joy the holidays bring.

More regulations equal higher repair bills


The FAA has once again introduced its new rating system for repair stations, which was dropped in 2001.

A major part that will affect general aviation is the potential that the rewrite will require certification of the repair station to be model specific. An example would be the Cessna or Piper product line, I.e, 170, 172, 150, 152, 210, PA140, PA46, PA31, and J-3, to name a very small fraction of the specific models. A repair station would need to acquire a rating based on each model. A small repair station, which has been a Piper or Cessna Service Center, would need to acquire more than 300 of these new certifications.

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