ATEC News: June 2018
On June 13, representatives from ATEC and the  STEM Education Coalition  met with policy staff from the Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

ATEC is a longstanding member of the coalition’s leadership council and represents aviation employers, vendors, and educational institutions with maintenance technician programs.
Crystal Maguire, Executive Director of ATEC and Ryan Goertzen, Past ATEC President and Chief Aviation and Academic Officer at Spartan College, took the opportunity to highlight the imminent shortage of aviation technicians in the U.S. workforce.
The pair also voiced concerns with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 147, the regulation dictating aviation maintenance education curriculum requirements, which hasn’t been significantly updated since 1962. They highlighted the long-standing issue as one that exacerbates ever-growing workforce shortage concerns.

Several follow-on initiatives are planned to communicate and educate the current administration on matters impacting aviation maintenance education, and to ensure the aviation community is considered in federal initiatives surrounding workforce development.
Upcoming Events
Designated Mechanic Examiner Webinar: Tomorrow
The FAA's Designee Program Branch Manager Jay Kitchens will give an overview of the new Designee Management System, which will facilitate designee approvals and oversight. Current and would-be DMEs are encouraged to attend. Registration is free for government employees Register now.
Daytona Beach Outreach Meeting
ATEC is reaching out to the aviation maintenance community on the local level. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will host an ATEC Outreach Meeting on August 9. Register to attend.
Get Engaged: Register for the ATEC Fly-In
On Sept. 12-14, 2018, attendees will crisscross the nation’s capital to meet members of Congress, staffers, regulators and industry allies to sound a unified message: Help aviation maintenance schools build the technical workforce of the future. Read more.
Community Resources
ATEC Releases AMTS Online Directory
A new online resource maps current FAA-certificated aviation maintenance technician schools, and provides a compilation of information regarding enrollment, graduates and programs offered. Check it out.
Find New Opportunities on the ATEC Job Board
​The resource provides a platform for member schools to advertise job openings for instructors and administrative personnel. See what's new or submit a job opportunity.  Read more .
Working Group Reiterates Request for Part 147 Correlation
​The aviation maintenance technician airman certification standards (AMT ACS) working group submitted a second recommendation to the FAA that the agency properly consider new testing standards during its development of the new part 147.   Read more.
Nominations Open for ATEC Directorships
​Positions are available for representatives of both industry and part 147 schools. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 1. For more information on qualification requirements and to submit a nomination, visit the board nomination page.  Read more.
FAA Revises Airman Knowledge Test Supplement
The testing supplement supersedes the previous version, dated 2013. It is intended for use by Airman Knowledge Testing (AKT) Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) holders and other entities that administer airman knowledge tests.  Download it.
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