On June 5, 2015, the FAA issued Advisory Circular 147-3B, Certification and Operation of Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools.
The revision incorporates many of the council’s suggestions provided in its comments on the draft AC (see previous member alert), including a rewrite of the distance learning appendix. The agency was not as receptive to ATEC’s suggestions on “makeup work” provisions or streamlining question & answer content.
Unlike the recent revision to Order 8900.1 (see member alert), the guidance material does not include language that would limit distance learning curriculum to 400 hours.
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