Regulatory Affairs Training
What is the most valuable asset that an airline, manufacturer, repair station or other organization certificated and regulated by the FAA possesses? It is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operating certificate - without the certificate the company cannot operate. It is standard practice, especially for air carriers, to invest in preventative maintenance, but what does your organization do to protect its authority?
This course is designed to share with you tactics and strategies and how to communicate and work with the FAA. Whether you are in operations, maintenance, tech ops, training, QA/QC, regulatory, legal or any department that interfaces and works with the FAA, will benefit from this training course. While the syllabus is full of excellent tools and information, the "real world" problems and experiences presented through class discussions add to the value of the program.
JDA offers a one-of-a-kind, two-day training course focused on expanding the FAA regulatory affairs knowledge for all aviation personnel.
This highly interactive Training Course will ensure that you are knowledgeable of:
1. All the possible sources of information about
- the FARs,
- Chief Counsel interpretations and
- All other materials cited by your average Inspector.
2. What quotes of the "LAW" by your Principal Inspectors really matter (and which do not); how to research the FAA's "official" position and what it really means to the field as well as the deliverables?
3. One of the richest places to learn about the FAA is faa.gov, but the organization of that material is not intuitive. This segment will take you to and explain the importance of
- FAA Flight Standards organization and function of different departments.
- FAA CMO organization, duties, and responsibilities. The functions of FAA CMO positions such as Principal Inspectors, Partial Program Managers, and Assistant Managers.
- Inspection programs and inspector criteria, i.e., surveillance, investigation, complaints, incidents, etc.
- Inspector methods and how to address them.
- Inspector authority and limits.
4. Relationships with your FSDO, ACO, CHDO, MIDO, certificating region and headquarters are critical; how do you try to deal proactively with the FAA?
- Steps for establishing new relationship with the FAA CMO:
- Setting up a Regulatory Affairs group and establishing procedures for interfacing with the FAA
- Inspector in briefing and out briefing
- Inspector access to facilities, equipment, records and personnel
- Inspector badges
5. Actions and timeframe for implementing new operating procedures
- Data to collect
- Standardized reports
- Other line stations and facilities
6. Introduction of new procedures to FAA CMO and anticipating FAA reaction.
7. FAA investigation process and expected Company response.
8. What to look for in an internal investigation as a result of an FAA Letter of Investigation (LOI) and how to respond to an FAA LOI using actual cases.
9. When and how to tell the FAA that you disagree with allegations and how to respond accordingly.
10. Procedure (when and how) for elevating an issue to higher authority.
Participants will receive a USB drive of course reference material, FAA resources and a JDA-developed regulatory affairs SOP manual. Upon completion, a Certificate of Regulatory Affairs Training will be supplied.
Taught by our unmatched team: a former FAA manager/ principal inspector and former FAA Chief Counsel and advisor to airlines/manufacturers/repair stations; JDA's course imparts extensive real-world experience, knowledge and advice to course participants to enable them to more successfully interact with their FAA offices and regions.
April 7 and 8 from 8 AM to 5 PM daily at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center at DFW Airport Dallas/Fort Worth.
The course is $900 per attendee, which includes lunch and AM and PM break food as well as a memory stick with all course material. If 2 more or more are in your party, a $50 discount per attendee is applied.
Or contact JDA: 301-941-1460 x110 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Should Attend?
Any certificated organization representative that interfaces with the FAA; if you communicate, meet or do business with inspectors or other FAA officials, or are involved in the LOC & LOI process, you should not miss this course. If your job does not involve communication with the FAA, but you are still required to follow and be well versed in FAA structure and regulation, you will benefit from this course. Class attendance is limited to 25.
- 37 years aviation and FAA experience in aviation maintenance
- Supervisory Principal Aviation (Airworthiness) Safety Inspector (PAI) working with PMI's and POI's and overseeing the activities of teams of avionics safety inspectors and partial program managers (PPM's.) Directed the certification, surveillance and investigation activities of PPM's
- Regulatory Affairs (RA) interface with senior executives of two major Airlines in the Southwest Region.
J.E. Murdock III "Sandy"
- Former FAA Chief Counsel and acting FAA Deputy Administrator
- Former Sr. VP Administration and General Counsel, NBAA
- Adjunct Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University
- General Counsel NBAA
- Author of twice daily blog on current developments in aviation safety
- General Attorney, United Airlines
- Partner, Shaw Pittman
Our Past Attendees include:
- Aero Instruments & Avionics
- Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services
- Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA)
- American Airlines
- Army Fleet Support
- Astar Air Cargo
- Atlantic Southeast Airlines
- CAE, Inc
- Carstens & Cahoon, Mesaba Airlines
- Crowell & Moring LLP
- Delta Airlines
- Era Helicopters
- Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach PC
- Goodrich Pump & Engine Controls
- Heritage Flight
- JetBlue Airways
- National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
- Parker Hannifin Corporation
- Pinnacle Airlines
- Science and Engineering Services
- Sierra Nevada Corporation
- Skywest Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Spirit Aero Systems
- Standard Aero
- Texas Aero Engine Services
- Transport Workers Union Local 565
- United Airlines
- US Airways
- VIH Helicopters
I was very impressed with the JDA Regulatory Affairs training course that I attended. The JDA instructors really knew their stuff and the motivational way they presented the material, as well as their candor during course, was great. It was well worth my time to attend
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