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Learn from ARSA’s Experts at HELI-EXPO 2020

From January 26-29, 2020, ARSA’s great regulatory minds will be at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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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 number of professional education courses as well as three “Rotor Safety Challenge” presentations.

Stay tuned to www.rotor.org/home/heli-expo/education for registration information. 

Professional Education Courses

Note: These sessions are provided by Filler and MacLeod in their roles as managing members for OFM&K.

Regulatory Comprehension for Operations

Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST

This session covers the FAA’s general authority and process for promulgating rules as well as the agency’s authority and organization, then walks through the 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. Topics specific to operations include part 91, subpart D special flight operations including operating limitations for restricted category aircraft; part 91, subpart H operations of U.S.-registered aircraft outside the United States; part 133 external load operations; part 135, subpart L helicopter air ambulance equipment, operations and training requirements; part 136 commercial air tours and national parks air tour management, part 137 agricultural aircraft operations and public aircraft operations as defined in 49 U.S.C. §§ 40125 and 40102.

Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance

Sunday, January 26, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST

This session covers the FAA’s organization, authority and process for promulgating rules, then walks through the general requirements in 14 CFR to explain how its various components link together in a “regulatory chain” that must be comprehended 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.

Regulations Affecting Aircraft Part Purchase and Sale

Monday, January 27, 2020 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST

This course reviews the civil aviation regulations in 14 CFR that impact the purchase, sale, receiving, stocking, inspection and installation of civil aviation articles for maintenance purposes. It also overviews other guidance as well as regulatory and contractual requirements that should be considered.

Public Aircraft Operations

Monday, January 27, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST

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.

Rotor Safety Challenge Sessions

Note: These sessions are provided on behalf of ARSA.

Building a Professional Relationship with the Government

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PST

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.

Best Practices in Maintenance Recordkeeping

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

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.

Self Disclosure – Avoiding Self Exposure

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This session reviews the elements of the FAA’s self-disclosure programs and provides methods for addressing non-compliance with creating unnecessary scrutiny.

Whether you are able to participate in Anaheim or not, 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.



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