ATEC is doubling its efforts to educate lawmakers about the
Promoting Aviation Regulations for Technical Training (PARTT) 147 Act (
, bipartisan and bicameral legislation to modernize part 147 regulations dating back to 1962.
A newly-published policy brief provides a thorough history of industry's advocacy efforts to update the rule, and highlights current FAA proposals that would have a toxic impact on an already inflexible framework.
The brief calls attention to the regulatory challenges schools face during the COVID-19 pandemic. FAA-mandated approvals of online delivery, curriculum changes, and limitations on what can be taught outside the classroom has hindered operations and innovations at part 147 schools. In the brief, the council argues that had the Act been passed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools would be in a different position today.
ATEC encourages the community to share the brief with their legislative leaders on capitol hill, and encourage them to sign on as a co-sponsor to the PARTT 147 Act.