FAA and industry have teamed together to create the Airman Certification Standards (ACS). These documents will soon be replacing the Practical Test Standards (PTS) for select certificates and ratings.
This webinar will provide some historical perspective about the ACS and describe how it is used during a practical test specifically with regard to newly-released pilot ACS. Standards for mechanic testing are currently in development, participation in these webinars will therefore give technician educators an idea of what's to come.
The next webinar is scheduled for Tues, Nov 15, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT. Registration is available here.
A draft revision to Designee Management Policy, Order 8000.95, was updated Sept. 14, 2016. Comments are due Oct. 13.
This revision adds language to support implementation of the new Designee Management System (DMS) for Designated Mechanic Examiners. ATEC is in the process of reviewing the draft Order and will reassert its position that the agency not impart undue qualification restrictions that disqualifies many current DME and otherwise excellent applicants, without increasing safety.
Recognize an outstanding aviation maintenance technology student or instructor.
ATEC is now accepting nominations for the James Reardon Aviation Maintenance Technician Student of the Year Award and the Ivan D. Livi Aviation Maintenance Educator of the Year Award. The awards recognize individuals who - through academic excellence, community involvement or professional skill - makes a direct, positive impact on their associates, school or community.
Award winners will be recognized at the ATEC annual conference in Seattle, being held April 1-3, 2017. Nominations are due January 31, 2017.
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