The New Part 147

On Sept. 21, 2022, the long-awaited new part 147 went into effect. The regulation was published on May 24, 2022 in response to the Promoting Aviation Regulations for Technical Training (PARTT) 147 Act (H.R.133/Public Law 116-260, sec. 135), which directed the FAA to remove and replace the current part 147 with the community-drafted language. ​For more information on the advocacy efforts that lead to regulatory reform, visit The Road to Reform.


ATEC held a series of webinars in the 120 days leading up to the new rule's effective date, recorded sessions are below (click on the image to access). Visit Webinars for the full suite of previously-recorded seminars.

May 27, 2022: The New Part 147, An Overview

This webinar was recorded days after the part 147 interim rule was published on May 24, 2022. It provides a big picture overview, takeaways from the preamble, timeline for implementation, and your summer reading list.

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June 3, 2022: The Next 120 Days: A Checklist

The rule is out, now what? Get a checklist, form letter, and other resources to ensure your program is in compliance come Sept. 21.

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June 10, 2022: Aligning Curriculum to the ACS

What has changed? What new content do we need to teach? What is no longer required? Get a comparison of the new vs. old and hear from schools on how they're filling the gaps.

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June 17, 2022: Opportunity Awaits, New 147.15 Training Provided at Another Location

What does this mean and how can my community take advantage? Hear how additional locations will be overseen and tracked by the FAA and what it will take to train away from your fixed location.

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June 24, 2022: Accreditor Deference and New 147.23 Quality Control Systems

Accredited schools will no longer serve two masters. Get an overview of the new framework and how to take advantage of a more efficient oversight system while continuing to ensure (and show) compliance.

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June 30, 2022: A Quality Check, the New 147.25 Minimum Passage Rate

The new performance-based rule will utilize student preparation as a measure of quality. The minimum passage rate is one tool the agency will use to assess a program's success. Get the details on how it will be calculated and how the numbers will ultimately benefit data-hungry programs.

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July 15, 2022: Mechanic Testing Under the New Airman Certification Standards

Starting August 1, 2023, FAA mechanic exams will be based in new airman certification standards (FAA-S-ACS-1). Hear how the transition will play out, the plan for handbook revisions, and how the new standard will impact designated mechanic examiners (DMEs).

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August 25, 2022: Curriculum Changes, Best Practices for Addressing New Training Requirements

​The new part 147 utilizes Mechanic Airman Certification Standards (ACS) to set forth the curriculum requirements. The new ACS differs in some respects to the current part 147 training requirements and the practical test standards. Hear from schools on how they are ensuring their curriculums address all these topics by the Sept. 21 deadline, without extensive equipment expenditures.

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September 8, 2022: Two-Week Countdown, Are You Ready for the New Part 147?

By now, part 147 programs should have all their ducks in a row. Come together as a community to check off all the boxes and provide the trade association and agency representatives feedback on implementation of the new rule. 

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