The Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Airman Certification Standards (ACS) will soon replace current practical test standards (PTS), and clearly define minimum knowledge and skill requirements for A&P mechanics. Once completed, the ACS will provide the framework for the written, oral and practical mechanic tests; and subsequently, a guide for revising handbooks, oral questions, practical projects and the knowledge test bank. That means outdated questions and projects will be replaced with relevant assessment material, and incorrect, incomplete or inadequate questions and projects will be updated or removed.
An FAA-industry working group is developing the standard, and is using the latest version to review and edit the A&P knowledge test bank. Additional edits will be made to the ACS as that process moves forward; in the meantime, industry is still encouraged to download, review, and submit comment on the latest version (preferably via tracked changes in Microsoft Word).
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.