On Jan. 22, ATEC submitted a letter requesting a deviation to experience requirements for Designated Mechanic Examiners (DME) found in Order 8900.2A. The overly restrictive language has created difficulties for those seeking and renewing DME designations across the country. Although the agency plans to release new inspector guidance (Draft Order 8000.95 CHG 2) this summer that will alleviate some concerns, many of the most experienced AMTS instructors will be ineligible for designation until then.
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