FAAST Blast — Week of April 22, 2019

 

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education

FAAST Blast — GA Survey, SNPRM for AMT Training, ADS-B Out Rebate Details
Notice Number: NOTC8432

FAAST Blast — Week of April 22, 2019 – April 28, 2019
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

FAA Survey Measures Safety and Determines Funding
The FAA’s 41st annual General Aviation and part 135 Survey (GA Survey) is currently underway, reporting on calendar year 2018. The GA Survey is the only source of information on the GA fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use GA aircraft. Data from this survey will help determine funding for infrastructure and service needs, assess the impact of regulatory changes, and measure aviation safety. And it’s not just governmental agencies that use this data; the GA industry and trade associations also rely on it for critical research and analysis. That’s why we encourage everyone who is contacted to respond to the survey so that aviation activity and safety information is accurate. For questions or additional information, please contact Tetra Tech toll-free at 1-800-826-1797 or email [email protected].

FAA Aims to Modernize AMT Training

On October 2, 2015, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the regulations governing the curriculum and operations of FAA-certificated Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools. After analyzing the comments, the FAA agrees with expanding the scope of the proposal. In a supplemental NPRM posted on April 16, the FAA is proposing to allow the option of competency-based training and satellite training locations. Additionally, the FAA is proposing to amend the quality of instruction requirements by replacing the national passing norms with a standard pass rate. For more details on these proposals, see the SNPRM at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/04/16/2019-06399/aviation-maintenance-technician-schools. You may submit comments on or before June 17, 2019.

Show Me the Money!

The FAA is offering $500 rebates to owners of fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft with the purchase of avionics that have received an ADS-B Technical Standard Order authorization and meet ADS-B Out requirements. The program ends 10/11/19 or when all rebates have been claimed. For step-by-step instructions on how to reserve, validate, and claim your ADS-B rebate, read the FAA Safety Briefing article “Show Me the $$” at: http://bit.ly/adsbrebate. You can read this and more ADS-B related articles in our Jan/Feb 2019 issue at 1.usa.gov/FAA_ASB.

 

 

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