Nominations for the 20 Twenties class of 2022 are in full swing and Aviation Week Network would like to ask for your assistance.
Do you have or know of any students or interns who are on course to change the face of the aerospace and defense industry? We're looking for those rising stars — the young innovators, passionate believers, and future A&D leaders.
The 20 Twenties program was established by Aviation Week Network in 2013 to recognize talented individuals with a bright future in Aerospace & Defense.
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All submissions must be received by April 29, 2022.
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The New Part 147 is Here
The biggest change in aviation maintenance technician education in half a century is upon us. A new rule to modernize aviation maintenance technician school programs will publish later this month. An advance copy of the new part 147 is available at https://www.faa.gov/newsroom/part-147-aviation-maintenance-technician-schools-amts-interim-final-rule.
This morning, FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Billy Nolen spoke at the Aeronautical Repair Station Association Symposium revealing that the FAA has "signed off" on the interim final rule and that there is more to come in the weeks ahead. Mere moments later, FAA Deputy Assistant Administrator (Acting) Jana Lozano advised congressional allies that the signed rule was available for review, and that it would publish in the Federal Register in the coming weeks. The rule's effective date will be 120 days after publication.
At first glance the interim final rule looks to be aligned with congressional mandates. ATEC will review the language in the coming days and provide a thorough analysis at its upcoming ATEC Annual Conference, scheduled for March 20-23 in Fort Worth. FAA officials will also attend to brief attendees on the rulemaking.
Since the PARTT 147 Act was passed by Congress in December 2019 (as sec. 135 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act), ATEC has created a library of resources to prepare schools for the monumental change to aviation technician education. Visit atec-amt.org/the-new-part-147 for resources and previously-recorded webinars to help schools get prepared.
ARCS Aviation will soon release the Ekanos, an interactive eBook solution that aligns with FAA mechanic airman certification standards. The eBook will be a valuable resource for A&P programs looking to modernize their curriculums in line with the new part 147.
Ekanos e-books are interactive and engaging, allowing students to see theory concepts in action through animation and virtual exercises within the eBook.
ATEC and ARCS Aviation have partnered to provide members receive 20% off standard user fees. For more information, visit the ARCS booth at the ATEC Annual Conference.
During the Annual Board Meeting (open to all), scheduled as a precursor to the ATEC Annual Conference, directors will vote on a revision to the bylaws that would create a membership category for non-certificated aviation programs. Academic Membership is intended to serve predominately high schools, to include new programs adopting the Choose Aerospace Aviation Maintenance Curriculum.
The board composition would also be revised to retain the seven seats for part 147 certificated school members, but reallocate one of the current five industry member seats for an Academic Member, and specifically a high school representative. Members are encouraged to review the draft revision, and provide feedback before or during the March 20 board meeting.
See the draft revision.
Stay tuned for updates on everything ATEC members need to know as well as ways that you can help the council and the AMTS community.