Huge Contingent From FAA
Over 1,500 people have packed into
hotel conference centers throughout the United States and Europe to
attend the Part 145 Training Sessions offered by the Aircraft
Electronics Association, the National Air Transportation
Association, and other industry partners.
Over one-third of those in attendance were FAA personnel from
various FSDOs and the regional offices.
The FAA-supported training programs cover transitioning to the
new Part 145 and implementation of the revised Field Approval
Designed to minimize misinterpretations of the final Advisory
Circular (AC) on FAR 145 and the recent policies on Field
Approvals, FAA headquarters committed to participate in a series of
regional meetings between FAA headquarters, FAA regional offices,
Flight Standards District Offices (FSDOs) and operators of Part 145
certificated repair stations.
FAA's Diana Frohn, Manager of the General Aviation and Repair
Station Branch (AFS-340), is presenting a four-hour session on Part
145, aimed at minimizing any misunderstandings between the FAA and
the affected repair stations during the transition to the new
repair station regulations.
The second four-hour session presented by Wayne Fry, aviation
safety inspector with the FAA's General Aviation and Repair Station
Branch and author of the field approval policy, is focused on Field
Approval design, documentation and approval. This session reviews
the methods for designing an alteration, the expectations of the
FAA for documenting the alteration, and how to apply for and
receive FAA approval.
"This program provides an ideal
opportunity to have the FAA regulators sitting side-by- side with
the regulated public learning about the new repair station
regulations and field approvals from the experts that wrote the
policies is a fantastic learning opportunity," said Ric Peri,
Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs, Aircraft
Electronics Association. "We appreciate the effort of the FAA
leadership in facilitating these programs and the Field Inspectors
and the industry for making the effort to attend. Every repair
station and every FSDO should have at least one person attend these
These two four-hour sessions were scheduled in 10 locations,
with four sessions still remaining:
Southwest--Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
August 19, 2003 Northwest
September 3, 2003 Western Pacific--Long Beach,
There is no charge to attend this seminar, but participants must
register online at www.aea.net,
then click on "FAA Part 145 Training Seminar Registration."