Fourteen trade associations submitted joint comments to the part 147 supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking, delivering a powerful message of unity and support for technician education.
The coalition echoed comments previously submitted by the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC), asking the agency to reconsider prescriptive terms, and pushing for an outcomes-based approach to regulatory oversight. The group reiterated the need for a simplified approach to dual enrollment programs and deference to Department of Education requirements for matters concerning the quality of education.
"Fixing 147 is an industry imperative," the letter said. "Handicapping our schools burdens both graduates and employers. Give us the flexible and dynamic rule needed to ensure we can educate the future workforce by the best means necessary."
In addition to PAMA and ATEC, the following organizations signed the letter:
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Aerospace Maintenance Council
Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
Airlines for America®
Cargo Airline Association
International Air Transport Association
National Air Carrier Association
National Air Transportation Association
National Business Aviation Association
Regional Airline Association
Read the joint comments here: www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2015-3901-0132.
7/5/2019 04:37:12 am
The ambiguity of this tiny article was disappointing. I believe that we already judge outcomes in maintenance training, probably moreso than other educational institutions, due to the DME examination process. Shall we also license pilots by somehow judging their abilities, yet foregoing minimum hours, long established? Want to ride the airliner piloted by somebody who hasn't had enough time to have had random learning experiences, and the time to learn from others in a training environment?
7/7/2019 08:42:24 am
Thanks for the comment, Peter. To fully understand the coalition's position, if you haven't already, we encourage you to review the full comment submission linked in the admittedly short article posted on the website. Also, the comments submitted by ATEC that were referenced in the coalition's comments, available at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2015-3901-0120.
12/16/2022 07:42:01 pm
Very creative post.
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