ATEC News: April 2018
That's a Wrap
Thank you to everyone that attended this year’s conference in Washington. This year brought record participation, with nearly 200 individuals representing educational institutions, airlines, manufacturers, repair stations, consultant and training firms, and government in attendance.

Conference materials are available here . Specific conference items and action alerts are expanded upon, below. If you have not already provided your feedback for this year, and suggestions for next year, submit a feedback form .

We look forward to seeing you in Wichita on March 18-20, 2019. If you can’t wait that long, plan to join us for the Washington Fly-in on Sept. 12-13, 2018.
Annual Conference Debrief
Teaching the New Part 23
FAA Flight Standards leadership provided a policy briefing at the 2018 ATEC Annual Conference. During the question and answer portion, attendees posed the following question: How do I best educate my students on the new part 23? Read more.
Thank You for Your Service
During its spring meeting, the ATEC board of directors elected new leadership, and recognized the service of outgoing president Ryan Goertzen and director Andrew Smith. Read more.
ATEC and NRF Recognize Students of the Year
​Congratulations to Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Norfolk student Jason Gries and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology student Anthony Kinsey who were co-recipients of this year’s Student of the Year award. Read more.
Pre-Register for 2019 Exhibitor Space
​Exhibitor space for the 2019 conference is extremely limited. As such, exhibitors are encouraged to pre-register for next year. Slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Read more.
Employer Expo: Resounding Success
​Thanks to all those companies that participated in the 2018 event in support of aviation maintenance education. The second annual Employer Expo saw a 25% increase in the number of participating companies. Mark your calendars for next year’s reception—scheduled for March 18—which will complement enhanced workforce development content and a student career fair. Stay tuned! Read more.
Take Action
Part 147 Petition for Exemption, Comments Due Today
Southern Utah University (SUU) petitioned the FAA for an exemption from part 147 seat time and general curriculum requirements. The opportunity to provide comment expires today. Read more.
Nominate an Individual for the 40 Under 40 Award
Nominations are open for AMT Magazine’s Next Gen Awards. Each year the organization recognizes individuals from the aircraft maintenance industry for their contributions to the industry and a “job well done.” Read more.
Comment on FAA-Released Draft AMT ACS
The FAA is in the process of replacing the Aviation Mechanic General, Airframe, and Powerplant Practical Test Standards (PTS) with a single Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Airman Certification Standard (ACS). The agency has published a draft version for public comment. Read more.
Member Alerts
Senate Introduces Workforce Bill; House Language Imminent
The legislation would authorize $5 million dollars per year for a new grant program to incentivize collaboration between businesses, labor organizations, schools, and local governments to address the aviation technical workforce skills gap . Read more.
ATEC Journal: Call for Papers
The ATEC Journal editorial committee welcomes scholarly submissions on any issue relevant to aviation maintenance education, curriculum, and pedagogy. The submission deadline is May 1. Read more
RAA Scholarship Applications Due May 7
The Regional Airline Association (RAA) Scholarship provides financial support for individuals pursuing careers in aviation. Up to four $4,000 annual scholarships are awarded.  Read more.
Free Online Course Content Available
CA2VES, an NSF ATE Center housed at Clemson University, produces curriculum disseminated through its online learning platform, EducateWorkforce. Program administrators are looking for feedback on content and efficacy.   Read more.
FAA Revises "What's New in Mechanic Testing" Document
The February "what's new" document indicated that no changes were made to the mechanic test bank the previous six months. After industry inquires, the agency released a revision in March .   Read more .
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