Date(s): Feb. 24 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Know the Rules Like You Know Your Tools: Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod and Christian A. Klein

Price by Jan. 12: $445 Member | $655 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 12: $575 Member | $840 Nonmember

This course 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.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will have learned:

  • The civil aviation safety regulatory organization and structure
  • The minimum standards that directly and indirectly affect day-to-day work
  • The differences between regulatory requirements and those created by contract and other legal obligations.

Instructor Bio

Sarah MacLeod is managing member of OFM&K and a founder and executive director of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association. She has advocated for individuals and companies on international aviation safety law, policy, and compliance issues for 30 years. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and a law degree from Catholic University of America.

Christian A. Klein is the managing member of OFM&K, overseeing the firm’s policy advocacy practice. He represents trade associations as a registered federal lobbyist and provides strategic communications and legal counsel services to clients. He is also executive VP of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association and a member of the University of Virginia’s adjunct faculty. He obtained a bachelor’s degree with honors in international relations from the College of William and Mary and a law degree and a master’s degree in congressional politics from the Catholic University of America.

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