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ARSA Online Training

The experts from Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C. (OFM&K) – the firm that manages ARSA – regularly offer online training sessions covering regulatory compliance, business development, legal and legislative issues confronting the aviation industry. By attending live sessions, participants will be able to engage directly with instructors by asking questions, providing examples and seeking clarification on presented issues in a real-world context. Through recorded, on-demand content, users can take advantage of the resources offered through training on a schedule that works for them.

NOTICE: Information and material provided through ARSA training are for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute legal, consulting, tax or any other type of professional advice. Law, regulations, guidance and government policies change frequently. While material is regularly updated, ARSA does not guarantee its accuracy. In addition, the information provided to a particular situation is always dependent on the facts and circumstances involved; its use is therefore at your own risk.

Logistics

Price: $75 ARSA Member/$150 Non-Member (Member prices provided to certain associations through reciprocal arrangements. Sessions will often be available at lower prices through bundles, coupons and other special opportunities.)
Government employees: Contact ARSA directly for free registration opportunities.
Registration: Click the registration link for the appropriate class or bundle and follow steps to register (account creation required through training platform).
Technical questions and assistance: Click here.
Refunds: No refunds are granted for ARSA training sessions. When classes are canceled, registrants can choose from future courses of equal value. If a registrant is unable to attend a live session, their registration allows access to the on-demand, recorded version of the webinar.

Benefits

Registration for an ARSA-provided training session includes:

  • Access to the live class session on the scheduled date (if applicable).
  • Access to the on-demand, recorded version of the webinar to be made available after the live session is complete (or at time of purchase, for on-demand classes).
  • A copy of the presentation and all reference material with links to relevant resources and citations.
  • Upon completion of the class as well as any test material, a completion certificate.

OFM&K Training Portal

All of ARSA’s training sessions are provided through OFM&K’s training portal. As the training provider of choice for ARSA and a trusted resource for the aviation community, the firm’s training materials represent a vital tool for entities pursuing regulatory compliance and business success. All of the course registration links will take you to PotomacLaw.InreachCE.com, which is not part of ARSA’s website.

To visit the portal, click here.

Courses


On-Demand Sessions – Available Anytime

On-demand recordings are available for immediate viewing. All registrations provide unlimited access to the session for 90 days.

Part 145

Complying with Part 145 – “Soup to Nuts” (Four Hours)
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: Specially recorded with a hand-picked audience for interactive discussion, this session thoroughly reviews 14 CFR part 145, discusses the application of the rule and overviews some practical implications of obtaining and maintaining a repair station certificate.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Part 145 – The Business End
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session explores the real-world implications of aviation safety requirements.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Part 145 – Get Your House In Order
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description:
This session explores the housing, facility and equipment requirements of aviation safety regulations.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Part 145 – Friends in Certificated Places
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session explores the maintenance personnel requirements in aviation safety regulations.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

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Aircraft Parts

Regulations Impacting the Purchase of Aircraft Parts
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session reviews the civil aviation regulations in Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations that impact the purchase of civil aviation parts, as well as other requirements that should be considered.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Regulations Impacting the Receiving, Inspection and Stocking of Aircraft Parts
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session reviews the civil aviation regulations in Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) that impact the receiving, inspecting and stocking of civil aviation articles for maintenance purposes, as well as other requirements that should be considered.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Regulations Impacting the Sale of Aircraft Parts
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session reviews the rules in Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations that impact the sale of civil aviation articles, as well as other requirements that should be considered when selling parts.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

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Audit Activism

Audit Activism – Part 1
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session provides instruction in establishing a proactive approach to audits, starting with the differences between regulatory compliance and business requirements. It also addressed creating appropriate interfaces among certificate holder(s), government(s) and customers (since all three must work together) to establish regulatory and business compliance.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Audit Activism – Part 2
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description:  This session provides steps and tips on how to manage an audit process that ensures responses are appropriate, timely and effective.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

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Drug & Alcohol Testing

Requirements of 14 CFR part 120
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description: This session provides basic information on the Federal Aviation Administration’s drug and alcohol testing requirements contained in Title 14 CFR part 120, Drug and Alcohol Testing Program (full description available on registration page).
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Requirements of 49 CFR part 40
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description: This session provides information on the requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT) set forth in 49 CFR part 40, Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs (full description available on registration page).
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

D&A Testing – Traps for the Unwary
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description: This session provides information on avoiding many of the common drug and alcohol-related mistakes that can subject companies to enforcement action, typically in the form of civil penalties (full description available on registration page).
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

D&A Testing – Case Study: Testing Your Knowledge
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description: This session will test the participants’ knowledge of the drug and alcohol testing requirements in 14 and 49 CFR by presenting several hypothetical case studies (full description available on registration page).
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

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Instructions for Continued Airworthiness

ICA – The Basics
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description:
  This session provides an overview of the regulatory basis for ICA, including what documents are considered ICA and the obligations of design approval holders to prepare, furnish and otherwise make them available under 14 CFR § 21.50(b). It also covers the related regulations that apply to operators and maintenance providers regarding the use of ICA and their availability. Finally, it shows how the FAA has interpreted some of the more important ICA requirements in Order 8110.54.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

ICA – The Business Side
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description:  This session explains the importance of ICA and describes ARSA’s efforts to strike an appropriate balance between often-competing regulatory and business considerations. It also addresses various design approval holder business practices that affect the availability and use of ICA and explains the FAA’s policy prohibiting DAHs from engaging in certain behaviors. It also explores various FAA legal interpretations on ICA and some of the issues being examined in an ongoing anti-trust inquiry by the European Commission’s competition directorate.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

ICA – Case Study: Testing Your Knowledge
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description:  This session tests the participants’ knowledge of the ICA regulations in Title 14 CFR and FAA guidance by presenting several hypothetical case studies. Each one will focus on one or more of the significant ICA regulatory principles.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Click here to purchase all three sessions together and receive a “bundle” discount.

Note: ICA Sessions must be viewed in order. Completion of each pre-requisite – either via a live session or on-demand recording – is required for access to subsequent classes. 

 


Part 21

Part 21 – Overview
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description: This session provides an overview of the aviation safety regulations governing design and production of civil aviation products and articles as well as airworthiness certification of civil aircraft.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Part 21 – Design Approvals & Design Changes
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description: This session reviews the elements necessary to obtain design approvals for civil aviation products, including type certificates, amended type certificates and supplemental type certificates. It will explain the requirements for obtaining approval of design changes to those certificates including the changed product rule. Finally, it will describe the design requirements for obtaining a parts manufacturer approval and technical standard order authorization and how design changes to those articles are approved.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Part 21 – Production Approvals
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description: This session explains the requirements for obtaining a production approval for civil aviation products and articles. It explains the elements of an FAA-approved quality system and the method for making revisions to that system. It also addresses the privileges and responsibilities of production approval holders including the issuance of airworthiness approvals for aircraft engines, propellers and articles.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

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Public Aircraft

Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description: This three-part series on the regulations and guidance for public aircraft operation will provide in-depth analysis and case-study review of various requirements. Sessions must be purchased together and viewed in order, completion of each pre-requisite – either via a live session or on-demand recording – is required for access to subsequent classes.

Session 1 – The Law and Regulations
Session 2 – FAA Guidance
Session 3 – Case Study 

Entire Series On Demand – Available Anytime. Click here for package information.

Note: Public aircraft sessions must be viewed in order. Completion of each pre-requisite is required for access to subsequent classes.

 


“Going Global” – International Regulatory Law

International markets mean expanded business opportunities that require an understanding of international regulatory requirements. 

Going Global – A Primer on International Regulatory Law
Instructor:
Marshall S. Filler
Description: This session summarizes the framework for international safety regulation, introduces ICAO’s mechanisms for allocating regulatory responsibilities among member states and addresses the important role bilateral agreements play in enhancing efficiency and facilitating international commerce.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Going Global – Bilateral Agreements
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description: This session focuses on bilateral airworthiness agreements (BAA) and bilateral aviation safety agreements (BASA). Topics include the purpose and scope of these agreements, the process required to obtain a BASA and how BASAs are structured. The presentation explains specific activities covered in a typical BASA including design approvals and post-design approvals, production and surveillance, export airworthiness approvals, technical assistance between authorities and special arrangements.
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

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Complying with MAG 6 – Completing ARSA Form E100
Instructors: Marshall S. Filler & Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session provides an overview of the documentation requirements that United States repair stations with European Aviation Safety Agency part 145 approvals must follow when performing maintenance on EU-registered aircraft and components to be installed thereon—that is, when a “dual release” is issued for the work performed.
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Recordkeeping – “Finishing the Job with Proper Paperwork”

Recordkeeping for Mechanics
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session defines the regulatory responsibilities of the operator versus the maintenance provider in creating and maintaining maintenance records, including how obligations can be shifted by contract, but not under aviation safety regulations. It also covers maintenance recordkeeping regulations; the documents essential to making airworthiness determinations.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Recordkeeping for Repair Stations
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session delineates the differences between operator maintenance records and those required to be created, maintained and provided by repair stations.
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Recordkeeping for Airlines
Instructor: Marshall S. Filler
Description: Air carriers have unique recordkeeping requirements under parts 121 and 135 that do not match the requirements for transferring an aircraft under part 91 or obtaining maintenance records from individual mechanics or repair stations under part 43. This session differentiates among and between the varying requirements so regulatory and contractual obligations can be clearly delineated.
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The Fourth Branch of Government 

Maintenance providers deal with numerous administrative agencies of the U.S. government. Not only must certificate holders understand “the fourth branch of government,” they need to know how to engage with the fundamental systems related to the rules. 

Administrative Agencies & Their Powers
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session reviews why federal administrative agencies are created and how they use their powers to regulate activities within their jurisdiction. The course will also cover the basic procedures agencies must follow to create or revise regulations.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (multiple bundles available).

Administrative Agencies – The FAA & NTSB
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session reviews the creation and powers of the two agencies most prominent in civil aviation – the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (multiple bundles available).

The Rulemaking Process – Overview
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session provides an overview of how federal agencies make regulations that have the force and effect of law. Specifically, it reviews the agencies that must follow the Administrative Procedure Act, the procedures governed by the Act as well as other methods by which an agency can obtain recommendations from the public on its rulemaking activities and mandates.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (multiple bundles available).

The Rulemaking Process – Effective Comments
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session provides methods for submitting effective comments on FAA rulemaking proposals and on other documents that are posted for feedback from stakeholders.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (multiple bundles available).

 


Self Disclosure

Self Disclosure – The Elements
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session reviews the elements of self-disclosure established by the FAA. It covers the who, what, why, when, where and how of filing a voluntary self-disclosure report with the agency. Additionally, it covers how the agency is to handle the report and its expectations for follow up actions.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Self Disclosure – How to Avoid Self-Exposure
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session review the best methods for investigating a potential non-compliance, including how to distinguish between business and regulatory requirements and how to use language that relates facts to the regulations without creating unnecessary consternation or scrutiny. To obtain to the most from this season, participants must have a basic knowledge of the FAA’s program elements.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

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Listening Sessions

Since the purpose of ARSA-hosted listening sessions is as much to gather information as to provide it, they are offered at a special price ($25 for members) to cover administrative costs only.

AC 43-210A Listening Session
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: During the session, ARSA’s regulatory team introduced and discussed information pertinent to issues with obtaining data approval for repairs and alteration. It also gathered information to support general comments on draft Advisory Circular 43-210A and  help plan to address broader industry issues.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Repair Specifications
Session Lead: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session provides an opportunity for the maintenance industry to share comments and concerns regarding ARSA’s draft advisory circular on development and approval of repair specifications.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

 


General Regulatory Sessions

What is “Acceptable to the Administrator”? – The Performance Rules of § 43.13
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session provides an overview of the regulations that use the language “acceptable to” the Federal Aviation Administration and how to determine what makes something acceptable to the agency.
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Contract Maintenance – Functions and Vendors
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session provides information on obtaining approval of maintenance functions and selecting and categorizing maintenance function vendors properly under 14 CFR part 145.
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ITAR and Export Controls for Aeronautical Repair Station Operators
A Free Webinar Provided by Williams Mullen
Instructor: Thomas B. McVey
Description:  An overview of export controls with specific application and examples for parties dealing with aircraft parts, aviation technical services and repairs for commercial and military aircraft.
Special Price: Free
Click here to access the recording (form completion required).

Overhauling Overhaul – Part 43’s Most Misunderstood Word
Instructor:
Sarah MacLeod
Description
: In June 2015, the FAA issued another legal interpretation on the term “overhaul” – stimulating a flurry of member questions about the term’s applicability to the everyday work of maintenance providers. This course provides the regulatory context, an overview of the term, a review of its interpretations and tools for applying it in a business context.
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Major/Minor – Major Pain Over a Minor Issue
Instructor:
Sarah MacLeod
Description: This session reviews the regulations that govern the terms “major” and “minor” in the world of civil aviation repairs and alterations. Learn the regulatory facts and how to train your FAA inspector so this minor issue doesn’t become a major pain in the derrière.
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TSA’s Repair Station Security Rule – Effectively Complying with the Regulation
Instructor: Daniel B. Fisher
Description: This session covers the requirements set forth in the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) repair station security rules. The regulation, which was a direct result of a congressional mandate, applies to all repair stations certificated by the FAA under 14 CFR part 145 (except those located on U.S. or foreign government military bases). Learn a repair station’s mandated security responsibilities and how to ensure regulatory compliance.
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Antitrust 101
Instructor: Christian A. Klein
Description: This session will provide a basic understanding of U.S. laws governing business competition and relations with competitors. Participants will also learn best practices for legal compliance to avoid criminal and civil liability.
Click here to register and get unlimited access for 90 days.

 


General Advocacy Sessions

Make a Difference in Washington – Effectively Engaging Lawmakers
Instructors:
Christian A. Klein & Daniel B. Fisher
Description: This session overviews the basic strategies for communicating with key lawmakers and their staff to become an effective advocate for aviation interests. Learn how to make the most of your constitutionally-protected right “to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Election Law Basics for Executives
Instructor: Christian A. Klein
Description: This session provides business leaders with a basic understanding of federal election laws and regulations. Topics covered include permissible sources of campaign funds, contribution limits, company political action committees (PAC) and corporate engagement in political activity.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

Congressional Testimony – The When, Why and How
Instructors: Christian A. Klein & Daniel B. Fisher
Description: This session provides an overview of the reasons why private individuals would want to testify before congressional committees and how to take advantage of opportunities to do so.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days.

What Happened in the Voting Booth? – Industry Implications of Election 2016
Instructors: Christian A. Klein & Daniel B. Fisher
Description: This session provides some cool-headed analysis of the 2016 presidential and congressional elections. It will review what happened, what the results mean for aviation and transportation policy and what is next.
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The Tax Man Cometh – A Primer on Small Business Tax Issues
Instructors: Christian A. Klein & Daniel B. Fisher
Description: Comprehensive tax reform is poised to be a top priority in the 115th Congress. There are significant risks and opportunities for companies, particularly small-medium-sized businesses – learn from two of Washington’s leading small business tax lobbyists about what you need to watch out for in the tax debate.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (“Advocacy 2017” bundle available).

Regulatory Reform Opportunities in the 2017 Political Environment
Instructors: Christian A. Klein & Andrew Langer (President, the Institute for Liberty)
Description: ARSA Executive Vice President Christian Klein and Institute for Liberty President Andrew Langer, a long-time champion for regulatory reform, will discuss why regulatory reform is so desperately needed, what reform proposals are likely to gain traction, how the policy debate is likely to play out, and how concerned individuals can help move the process forward.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (“Advocacy 2017” bundle available).

The Trump Administration and the 115th Congress – What to Expect
Instructor: Christian A. Klein
Description: This session overviews what to expect from the Trump administration and Congress in 2017. Christian A. Klein, ARSA’s executive vice president, discusses the predicted agenda of key congressional committees and leadership, as well as the new administration. He also explored further down the road to the 2018 midterm elections and their looming impact on current Congress.
Click here to register and get access for 90 days (“Advocacy 2017” bundle available).

 


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