The FAA has released draft AC 120-72A, Maintenance Human Factors Training. The proposal provides a compilation of resources to aid human factors training program development and would replace the sixteen-year-old AC 120-72, Maintenance Resource Management Training.
The draft AC incorrectly states that a 2016 change to part 147 requires that aviation maintenance technician school curriculum incorporate human factors training. While a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for part 147 was issued in 2015, a final rule is not expected to publish until summer 2017. The NPRM did include human factors as a required subject area in the list of curriculum topics, but it did not include “a detailed list of human factors topics” as stated in the draft AC.
ATEC will make submit comments to the proposal, which are due Dec. 30.
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