The FAA has extended the date for responses from December 6 to January 17 on its recent Notice of Proposed Policy regarding IA renewal clarification.
Aircraft Maintenance Technician
The FAA has issued a proposed policy change that would clarify the definition of the words “actively engaged” as it relates to application for and renewal of the Inspection Authorization (IA) certificate. Airframe and powerplant mechanics (A&Ps) can qualify to take the IA test if they have held the mechanic certificate for at least three years and have been “actively engaged” as a mechanic for the previous two years.
The FAA has issued a proposed policy change that would clarify the definition of the words "actively engaged" as they relate to application for and renewal of the Inspection Authorization (IA) certificate. Airframe and powerplant mechanics (A&Ps) can qualify to take the IA test if they have held their mechanic certificate for at least three years and have been "actively engaged" as a mechanic for the previous two.
Hillsboro Aviation executives believe the company is being punished for good behavior.
The operator of the world’s second-largest civil helicopter flight school said it will fight a proposed $580,000 FAA civil penalty for alleged maintenance and air safety issues that occurred in 2008 and were voluntarily reported to the agency, and that it has already spent “millions of dollars” correcting.
West Star Aviation donated a Learjet 35A to Northwestern Community College in Rangely, Colo. The company acquired the airplane last year as a source of parts for another Learjet project. That airplane “needed a fairly significant amount of work, and quite a few parts and components needed replacement.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has developed a new maintenance honor open to any full-time aircraft and/or components maintenance or repair business or a Part 91, 121, 125, 127, 129, 133, 135, 137, 141, 145 or 147 entity that conducts aviation maintenance.
March 16 through 18 marks the dates for the third annual Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Society’s maintenance skills competition (MSC). The event will be held in conjunction with the Aviation Industry Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
On March 31 last year the FAA added a section to FAR Part 65 regarding airframe and powerplant mechanics’ certificates, but most A&Ps are not aware of it.
FlightSafety International (Booth No. 2678), with customers in 154 countries, is here at the NBAA Convention with news of a host of new products, services and awards. The company has rolled out a new online recurrent international procedures training system, as well as new availability for King Air 200 and Bell 200/400 series helicopter training.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) is asking its members to participate in a study of how people view the aircraft mechanic career path. Pat Kinane, senior quality assurance auditor for AAR, told AIN he is pursuing the project as a dissertation study toward a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from Capalla University.