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Jared Britt - Southern Utah University. Cedar City, UT, US

Jared Britt Jared Britt

Director of Global Aviation Maintenance Training | Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT, UNITED STATES

Britt is driving change in aviation technician schools across the U.S.
and recently passed a bill included in the FAA Reauthorization Act.

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Biography

Jared Britt is the director of maintenance for the aviation program at Southern Utah University. He is passionate about aviation and as the Chairman of the Legislative Committee for Aviation Technician Education Council, he is driving changes in technician schools around the country.

For the last four years, Britt has managed under FAR Part 141 (Flight Schools). This includes writing all maintenance policies and procedures and developing the safety procedures used every day to ensure the technicians work is always correct and safe. He is in the process of completing a FAR Part 145 Repair Station license, giving the school greater efficiency by doing complex work “in-house” as opposed to outsourcing.

Britt is pioneering an effort to get an exemption from the current curriculum from the Federal Aviation Administration that will allow SUU’s aviation department to teach their own, updated curriculum. This will allow the school to meet future airman certification standards and better prepare students for industry jobs, a change that aviation maintenance schools around the country will want to follow.

Previously to working at SUU, Britt spent time developing procedures focused on safety in aircraft maintenance with Boeing. He has worked in commercial and general aviation as well as manufacturing.

Britt earned certifications in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Airframe Mechanics, and Aircraft Maintenance Technology from Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

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Industry Expertise (3)

Education/Learning Airlines/Aviation Aerospace

Areas of Expertise (13)

Flight Mechanics Commercial Aviation Flight School Operations Aircraft Maintenance Airworthiness Leadership Aviation Safety and Training Aviation Industry Aviation System Safety Aeronautics Aircraft Technology Aerospace Business Aviation

Education (1)

Chandler-Gilbert Community College: Certifications, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Affiliations (1)

  • Aviation Technician Education Council

Media Appearances (5)

2018 Fly-In, Washington DC

Aviation Technical Education Council  online

2018-09-14

Thanks to all those that attended the Washington Fly-in September 12-14, 2018. Plan to join us for next year's event, scheduled for Sept. 11-12, 2019. Registration will open well in advance.

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Southern Utah’s Part 147 Exemption Should Be Granted

JDA Journal  online

2018-05-17

Southern Utah University, Department of Aviation Sciences, a member of ATEC, did not wait for Congress or the FAA to act. Brilliantly, SUU submitted a petition for exemption from the aforementioned Part 147 and substitute temporarily, while the NPRM process slowly grinds, the ARAC developed new program.

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Maintenance School Seeks Exemption from Outdated Curriculum Rules

MRO Network  online

2018-05-15

Southern Utah University (SUU) wants to create an aviation maintenance training program. Employers in the area are supporting the effort and have donated equipment and resources to get the project off the ground. School officials and accreditors plan to include the mechanic coursework as part of a larger degree program so students can earn credit toward an associate’s degree.

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SUU Aviation Aims to Change FAA Maintenance Curriculum

Flying Magazine  online

2018-03-13

The Southern Utah University’s Aviation Department is spearheading an effort to update the aviation maintenance curriculum the FAA requires all U.S. training providers to use. The Cedar City-based University claims the curriculum has not been adequately updated in more than 56 years. According to SUU, “aviation students are not prepared for real-world jobs because they have been learning [from an] outdated curriculum that hasn’t been relevant in years.”

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Job Fair Offers Opportunities to Veterans, Service Members

St. George News  online

2015-01-23

Upper Limit Aviation, a flight school based out of Salt Lake City, has a branch in Cedar City and is working with Southern Utah University to provide an aviation program to students. Upper Limit representatives were present to hire veterans who have aircraft maintenance licenses to work on the company helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes.

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