As ATEC members well know, the FAA is in the process of replacing the Aviation Mechanic General, Airframe, and Powerplant Practical Test Standards (PTS) with a single Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Airman Certification Standard (ACS).
This past spring, the agency published a draft version of the AMT ACS so stakeholders could familiarize themselves with the new document and provide feedback. At the June ACS working group meeting, committee members reviewed and incorporated the feedback. The latest rendition of the draft testing standard is available on the Airman Certification Standards issue page.
Until the standard is officially published, scheduled for June 2020, the AMT PTS (FAA-S-8081-26A, -27A, -28A) remains in effect; and applicants, instructors and evaluators should continue to use those documents for the oral and practical tests.
Stakeholders are welcome to submit feedback on the new draft document to email@example.com.
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.