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HeliExpo Training Follow Up – Continue Your Education

From Feb. 25 to March 1, ARSA’s great regulatory minds were at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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.) lead both professional education courses and rotor safety challenge sessions at HAI HELI-EXPO. 

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.

Session Materials

Now that the event is over, participants in the OFM&K-provided professional education sessions should access the link provided at the end of the training slides to download course materials. Attendees at the ARSA-provided Rotor Safety Challenge sessions should contact ARSA for information about materials and other sessions.

Additional Sessions

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.

Professional Education Courses - Provided by OFM&K

Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs: Regulatory Basics to Business Needs

Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs: Regulatory Basics to Business Needs
Sarah MacLeod

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

Public Aircraft

Public Aircraft
Marshall S. Filler

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
Marshall S. Filler and Sarah MacLeod

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.


Rotor Safety Challenge Sessions - Provided by ARSA

Building a Positive Relationship with the Government

Building a Positive Relationship with the Government
Feb. 27, 2018 – 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

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.


Couldn’t make it to Las Vegas? The association provides plenty of opportunity for you to learn from its experts. Click here to check out the constantly-expanding library of ARSA online training.



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