Promoting Aviation Regulations for Technical Training (PARTT) 147 ActFebruary 28, 20201 min read
On Feb. 19, a group of ATEC (Aviation Technician Education Council) representatives visited Washington DC for a "check in" with congressional representatives to push the Promoting Aviation Regulations for Technical Training (PARTT) 147 Act (S.3043/H.R.5427).
Among them was Jared Britt, Southern Utah University's director of global aviation maintenance training and chairman of the Legislative Committee for Aviation Technician Education Council.
"Our group included representatives from all sectors of education, including private colleges, four-year public institutions, and community colleges," said Southern Utah University Director of Global Aviation Maintenance Training and ATEC Legislative Chair Jared Britt. "And we had outstanding support from industry, including MRO, airlines, and labor. It made a powerful statement in our congressional meetings."
The bill, which has broad industry support and largely based on language ATEC offered in its comments to the part 147 NPRM and SNPRM, directs the FAA to replace the current, long-outdated rule with new language. The legislative effort comes in response to a slow-moving regulatory process and industry's call for a performance-based approach, elements that are not present in the FAA's current regulatory proposals.
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Jared Britt Director of Global Aviation Maintenance Training
Britt is driving change in aviation technician schools across the U.S. and recently passed a bill included in the FAA Reauthorization Act.