Date(s): March 5 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Know the Rules Like You Know Your Tools

Professional Education Course (PEC)
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod and Christian A. Klein, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein PLC

Price by Jan. 29: $380 Member | $555 Nonmember
Price after Jan. 29: $530 Member | $775 Nonmember

This course covers the FAA’s organization, authority, and process for promulgating rules, then walks through the general requirements of Title 14 of the US Code of Federal Regulations, explaining how its components link together in a regulatory chain that aviation businesses must understand. 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, attendees will have learned:

  • Civil aviation safety regulatory organization and structure
  • Minimum standards that directly and indirectly impact day-to-day work
  • Differences between regulatory requirements and those created by contract and other legal obligations.

Instructor Bio

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

Christian A. Klein is a managing member of Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein PLC, 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 executive VP of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association and a member of the University of Virginia’s adjunct faculty. Christian obtained a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the College of William and Mary and a law degree and master’s in congressional politics from the Catholic University of America.

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