On Aug. 3, ATEC submitted a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) formally requesting the agency’s academy course for inspectors of part 147 schools be made available to industry.
ATEC members have long been involved in the development of a course for inspectors who perform certification and surveillance of aviation maintenance technician programs (see previous story). Indeed, ATEC representatives attended the inaugural course in October 2014; unfortunately, it has not yet been offered again.
The letter encouraged the agency to make the course more widely available to both FAA officials and industry representatives. Ed Hall, a long-time ATEC supporter and advisor to the Aviation Institute of Maintenance, spearheaded the effort: “The council worked hard to help develop the course content, but the work doesn’t stop there,” Hall said. “Industry needs to keep pushing to ensure the material is accessible and continually improved to further regulatory standardization and understanding.”
The council offered to partner with the agency to make the content more widely available through its online training platform and stands ready to work alongside the agency on this important effort.
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.