An FAA/industry working group is creating an airman certification standard (ACS) that will replace current mechanic testing standards (see previous stories here). Members that are helping to develop mechanic test standards include:
The first draft ACS, dictating general knowledge and skill testing standards is available for industry comment.
The draft ACS was created over the course of several weeks and is a compilation of the general practical testing standard (FAA-S-8081-26A), the general knowledge test guide (8082-3A), the FAA “oral and practical test generator”, and the 2009 part 147 aviation rulemaking advisory committee recommendation (see page 69).
The steps taken to create the draft ACS is memorialized in the May and June working group meeting minutes; those seeking additional information on the inclusion or exclusion of particular subject areas should reference those minutes or contact a member of the working group.
Send edits, comments and recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 8.
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