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School’s In Session – ARSA’s Experts at 2018 HELI EXPO

Going to HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 in Las Vegas? ARSA’s great regulatory minds will be there, and a front-row seat in their classroom is waiting for you.

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 be leading both professional education courses and rotor safety challenge sessions at HAI HELI-EXPO. Register now to make the most of your time in Las Vegas and get to the head of class.

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

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
Feb. 25, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.

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Public Aircraft

Public Aircraft
Feb. 25, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. to Noon
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.

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Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance

Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance
Feb. 26, 2018 – 8:00 a.m. to Noon
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.

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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.

No pre-registration required.

Best Practices in Maintenance Recordkeeping

Best Practices in Maintenance Recordkeeping
Feb. 28, 2018 – 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.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.

No pre-registration required.


Can’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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