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Multidisciplinary Training at HELI-EXPO 2023

In early March 2023, in the lead up to the ARSA 2023 Annual Conference, ARSA’s training team will offer a multidisciplinary slate of options during HAI HELI-EXPO 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sarah MacLeod, Marshall S. Filler, and Christian Klein, executive team members of the association (and managing members of Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, P.L.C.) will lead a number of professional education courses as well as three “Rotor Safety Challenge” presentations.

Any participant who completes one of their professional education courses (which are provided on behalf of OFMK) and submits his or her completion certificate to ARSA Vice President of Operations Brett Levanto (brett.levanto@arsa.org) will be given a code to access one free hour of ARSA online training.

Click here to register for the event and stay tuned to heliexpo.com/education for registration information.

Professional Education Courses

Note: These sessions are provided by MacLeod and Filler on behalf of OFM&K and are listed in schedule order.

Drug and Alcohol Testing: From Regulatory Basics to Business Needs

March 5 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST

This course reviews the drug and alcohol testing requirements in Titles 14 (Aeronautics and Space) and 49 (Transportation) of the US Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It also provides guidance on setting up these programs, including instruction on how safety-sensitive functions are defined as well as how to avoid many common testing program mistakes that can subject companies to enforcement action.

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Know the Rules Like You Know Your Tools

March 5 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

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.

Session Information

Regulations Affecting Aircraft Part Purchase and Sale

March 6 – 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST

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.

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Public Aircraft Operations

March 6 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST

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.

Session Information

Rotor Safety Challenge Sessions

Note: These sessions are provided on behalf of ARSA.

Self-Disclosure – Avoiding Self Exposure

March 7 – 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. EST

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

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Building a Professional Relationship with the Government

March 7 – 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST

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.

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Best Practices in Maintenance Recordkeeping

March 7 – 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. EST

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.

Session Information

Whether you are able to participate in Atlanta or not, much of the material presented ARSA’s team members at HELI-EXPO is available through the association’s online training program. To review the library of available courses and register for immediate access to on-demand sessions, click here.



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