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HELI-EXPO 2019: School’s In Session and Online

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On March 4, 2019, ARSA’s great regulatory minds will be at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Marshall S. Filler and Sarah MacLeod, the association’s foremost experts in regulatory compliance (and managing members of the firm of Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C.) will lead a pair of professional education courses:

Public Aircraft

Monday, March 4 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This course provides instruction on the statutory provisions and FAA guidance governing public aircraft operations (PAO), including the basic requirements for operating a public aircraft (including unmanned aircraft systems), what constitutes an eligible governmental function, and the practical implications of using the same aircraft to conduct both civil and public operations. The course also discusses FAA policy regarding PAO under government contract.

Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance

Monday, March 4 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This session covers the FAA’s organization, authority, and process for promulgating rules, and then walks through the general requirements in 14 CFR to explain how its various components link together in a “regulatory chain” that must be understood by aviation businesses. Topics specific to maintenance include Part 43 maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration; Part 65, subpart D mechanics (certification); Part 65, subpart E repairmen (certification); and Part 145 repair stations.

For more information and to register, click here.

Though Filler and MacLeod are known for their zealous advocacy on behalf of maintenance organizations, their long experience with compliance issues makes these kinds of training and information sessions substantially valuable to any aviation professional.

If You Won’t Be in Atlanta

Much of the material presented by MacLeod and Filler at HELI EXPO is available through ARSA’s online training program. To review the library of available courses and register for immediate access to on-demand sessions, click here. You also may review the session information below for links to related classes.

Public Aircraft

Public Aircraft

This course provides instruction on the statutory provisions and FAA guidance governing public aircraft operations. It covers the basic requirements for an aircraft to be operated as a public aircraft, what constitutes an eligible governmental function, and the practical implications of using the same aircraft to conduct both civil and public operations. It also discusses the FAA policy regarding operations conducted under contract for a government entity.

Click here to see ARSA’s package of public aircraft sessions.

Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance

Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance

This course covers the FAA’s authority, process for promulgating rules, and organization, then walks through the general requirements in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations to explain how its various components are linked together in a “regulatory chain” that must be comprehended by aviation businesses.

Click here to see ARSA’s “soup to nuts” session on part 145.


Sessions Provided at HELI-EXPO 2018 & Available Online

Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs: Regulatory Basics to Business Needs

Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs: Regulatory Basics to Business Needs

This course reviews the drug and alcohol testing requirements in Titles 14 and 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs). It will also provide guidance on setting up these programs, including instruction on how safety sensitive functions are defined, as well as information about avoiding many common testing program mistakes that can subject companies to enforcement action.

Click here to see the ARSA Training series on D&A Testing Programs

Building a Positive Relationship with the Government

Building a Positive Relationship with the Government

This session provides a road map for building a positive relationship with civil aviation authorities. It begins by describing the rules that should always be considered when engaging with aviation safety regulators, then provides instruction on how to introduce your company and maintain consistent contact — not just when there’s a problem. The session concludes by providing strategies for maintaining a professional relationship with regulators.

Click here to see ARSA’s multiple bundles of sessions related to government agencies and engagement.

Best Practices in Maintenance Recordkeeping

Best Practices in Maintenance Recordkeeping

This session explores the regulatory responsibilities of creating and maintaining maintenance records. It will help participants to define:

  • Regulatory responsibilities of the operator versus the maintenance provider in creating and maintaining maintenance records
  • How obligations can be shifted by contract but not under aviation safety regulations
  • Maintenance recordkeeping regulations, the documents essential to making airworthiness determinations.

Click here to see ARSA’s session on recordkeeping for mechanics.



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