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FAAST Blast — New ACS for ATP, Comments Due Soon on AMT Training NPRM, Transformation of Certification Notice Number: NOTC8520
FAAST Blast — Week of June 03, 2019 – June 09, 2019 Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update
New ACS for Airline Transport Pilot
On May 29, 2019, the FAA published the Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and Type Rating with Change 1 that will go into effect on June 28, 2019. All previous editions of the FAA-S-8081-5, Airline Transport Pilot and Aircraft Type Rating Practical Test Standards for Airplane will be obsolete as of this date.
The FAA is hosting a webinar to help pilots with this change from Practical Test Standards to ACS. The webinar will cover a brief history of ACS, as well as review the Areas of Operation, Tasks, Elements, and Appendices. The webinar will be presented on multiple dates: June 14, June 26, July 10, and July 24, 2019. To register, please go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/4710280723835758349.
FAA Aims to Modernize AMT Training — Comments Due By June 17!
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.
The Transformation of Certification
Implementation of the Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) rules in 2004 marked an important milestone in bringing new aircraft choices to the table. The rule allowed ASTM consensus standards as a means of certification for LSA. This certification is less costly, and best of all, new safety-enhancing technology is cheaper and gets to the market much faster. To learn more about consensus standards, what they are and how they benefit you, check out the article, “The Transformation of Certification” at https://adobe.ly/2UIIikY. Read this and much more about the future of aircraft certification in our May/June 2019 issue of FAA Safety Briefing at http://bit.ly/FAASB.
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