The Aircraft Electronics Association’s regional events provide an opportunity to learn avionics industry best practices, connect with regional shop owners, receive practical avionics training, and learn more about the latest products and services. Educators can register for the one-day event at the discounted rate of $65.
The event also offers the opportunity for registered attendees to take the Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) test and endorsements for FREE. (Need a bit more training before you test? Check out AEA's hybrid class for individuals that want to earn their AET certification: https://aea.net/training/courses/aet/).
Use the QR code on the event flyers linked below to register. To see a schedule of events visit aea.net/regionals. For more information, email nickb@AEA.net.
September 14, 2023 in Daytona Beach, Florida
September 28, 2023 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
October 26, 2023 in Reno, Nevada
ATEC, along with several other STEM stakeholders, recently signed off on a letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy regarding feedback on the STEM Education Coalition’s 2018 five-year strategic plan, Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education. The plan proposes a wide range of policies to improve STEM education and bolster the competitiveness of the American workforce. The six key recommendations are as follows.
Read more here for additional detail on each recommendation.
The STEM Education Coalition is an alliance of education, business, and professional organizations nationwide that works to inform federal, state, and local decision-makers about the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling students to thrive, innovate, and invent and therefore support American competitiveness and domestic economic development. Coalition members believe that our nation must improve the way our students learn STEM and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.
This morning, FAA published Notice 8900.666, announcing changes to the mechanic certification process. As of today, the mechanic test is based on the Mechanic Airman Certification Standards (previously the Practical Test Standard), and designated examiners will utilize a new system for oral and practical testing, the Mechanic Test Generator (MTG).
The Notice also announces release of a revised FAA Form 8610-2, the mechanic certificate application. The new form includes revisions to support the mechanic testing process using the ACS and adjusts the FAA signature block for authorizing mechanic applicant oral and practical testing under 65.80. Download the new form at https://www.faa.gov/forms/. (NOTE: As of today, the FAA has not published the most resent version of the form to its for database. In the interim, ATEC has made the form available here.)
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.