On August 10, ATEC submitted a letter to the FAA regarding FAA Order 8900.2A – Revisions to A&P Examination Procedures and DME Appointment. To read the submitted letter, click here.
Original post from 07/10/2015:
On July 10, ATEC submitted a letter requesting the agency rethink its new guidance regarding the administration of the A&P exams and the appointment Designated Mechanic Examiners (DME). More specifically, Order 8900.2A eliminates the exception for DMEs to test multiple applicants at a time when there is a “valid need.” By removing this exception, the number of examinations will multiply and the difficulty scheduling exams will be exacerbated by the administrative burdens associated with transitioning to computer-generated test questions/projects.
Additionally, Order 8900.2A revises the qualifications required for AMTS instructors to be appointed as a DME. Under the revised guidance, AMTS instructors not only must have been an instructor for the preceding five years, but they must also have exercised the privileges of their A&P certificate for three years. This additional qualification serves no other purpose than to add a barrier to entry and to prevent some of the most experienced academics from providing examinations.
ATEC has given the agency a chance to reconsider and revise the order accordingly.
7/13/2015 03:44:20 am
This article says "A&P license"
8/11/2015 07:36:56 am
You are correct. The Airframe and Powerplant certificate is in fact a certificate and not a license. However, it does grant us "license" to engage in a business or occupation or in an activity that is otherwise unlawful without the permission granted by a competent authority.
7/31/2015 07:50:01 am
Another possible discrepancy exists regarding the testing of two applicants simultaneously. Order 8000.95 CHG 1, Effective 06-17-15 indicates in Chapter 5, Paragraph 2, section d. (11) . . .
8/6/2022 11:46:17 am
This additional qualification serves no other purpose than to add a barrier to entry and to prevent some of the most experienced academics from providing examinations. Thank you for the beautiful post!
10/1/2022 10:54:05 am
Atec submitted a letter requesting the agency rethink its new guidance regarding the administration of the exams and the appointment designated. I truly appreciate your great post!
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