Tax exemption legislation introduced in Florida

Florida State Senator Michael Bennett (R-61) has introduced SB 1384, which would provide a tax exemption on labor and parts for maintenance on aircraft weighing 2,000 pounds or more. The current statute provides the exemption for aircraft weighing 15,000 pounds or more.

This is seen as a boost to maintenance and repair businesses in Florida so they can compete on a more level playing field with other states with similar exemptions, officials with the Florida Aviation Trades Association said, noting Representative Steve Crisafulli (R-32) has filed a companion bill in the House, HB 1213.

Flashlight for leak detection unveiled

Spectronics Corporation has unveiled the Spectroline OPTIMAX 365 — a cordless, rechargeable, UV-A LED flashlight ideal for identifying leaks in fuel, lubrication and hydraulic aviation systems.

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Hamilton Sundstrand employees receive FAA award

The FAA presented Hamilton Sundstrand employees James Shepley and Edward Moore with the Charles E. Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award for 50 years of aviation service at Hamilton Sundstrand.

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Applications for AMT Employer Award available

Applications for the 2012 Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Award Program are now available from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).

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Tethers anchor tools

Hammerhead Industries, manufacturers of Gear Keeper industrial tool tethering systems, has introduced a pair of new tool tethers for heavy tools and instruments. Both of the new anchored tethers are designed for attachment to a fixed structure rather than to a person.

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ARSA continues holiday tradition with scholarship

In lieu of holiday cards and gifts to members, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) donated $1,000 to the Northrop Rice Foundation (NRF) for an aviation maintenance scholarship. The award will go to a student attending an (FAA certificated Part 147 Aviation Technician School, with the winner selected by NRF’s Board of Directors.

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Maintenance certification program gets FAA nod

SAE Institute‘s Aviation Maintenance Fundamentals (AMF) Certification Preparation and Technical Refresher Training Course has been approved by the FAA for inspection authorization renewal and FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards credit.

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