Aircraft Maintenance and System Technology Committee

The Aircraft Maintenance and Systems Technology Committee promotes the interests of the association’s members relative to aviation maintenance, repair stations and aviation technology.

The committee works in a cooperative and constructive manner with Congress and the Federal Aviation Administration in the monitoring and promulgation of regulatory and legislative language and procedures affecting aviation maintenance and operations. To do this, the committee studies and recommends policy concerning existing and proposed aircraft maintenance regulations and legislation, and participates in sessions with appropriate legislative and regulatory agencies to express the needs and views of the association’s members. At the same time, the committee recommends and arranges programs on issues pertinent to its objectives to be included at association meetings and the annual convention.

Staff support is provided by the committee to assist in the role of policy development, to conduct research, maintain contact with appropriate legislative and regulatory entities, to develop responses to legislative and regulatory proposals and provide administrative support.

Current issues of committee involvement include Part 145 compliance, DRVSM, national air tour safety standards (NPRM), the Part 135 rewrite, Draft AC 147, Draft AC 43-FAB, recommendations for the NATA annual maintenance award and ELTs.

Aircraft Maintenance and System Technology Committee White Paper
Part 145 Consumer Guide

Best Practices
Fall, 2011 - In Performing a Pre-purchase Evaluation (Pre-buy), What is Considered "Airworthy?"
Winter, 2012 - 9 Seats or Less Configuration White Paper
Spring, 2012 - Capability List
Summer, 2012 - RVSM Maintenance
Fall, 2012 - Minimum Equipment List (MEL)
Spring, 2013 - Maintenance Human Factors Training Program
Summer, 2013 - Hazardous Materials Training Program
 
NATA Maintenance Checklist Questionnaire:
Questionnaire in Word
Questionnaire in PDF
 
Important Links:
FAA Flight Standards Homepage
FAA Flight Standards Information Management System
FAA Flight Standard Information Management System - Publications and Other Documents
FAA Legal Interpretations
Advisory Circulars (by Reg.)
 
 
 
Committee Members
Meetings
Chairman
William Hoddenbach
Vice President Aircraft Maintenance
Keystone Aviation LLC

Vice Chairman
Lee Thomas
Manager, Quality Assurance
Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation
    
Tony Costa
Quality Control Manager/Chief Inspector
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    
Shelley A. Ewalt
Counsel
McBreen & Kopko

William Fernandez
Senior Manager, Business Development
Aircraft Technical Publishers
Brian Hoffman
General Manager
Business Jet Access
     
Michael Mertens
Chief Inspector
Duncan Aviation
 
Michelle A. Schopp
Director, Flight Technical Programs
Executive Jet Management
 
Dave A. Smith
Vice President MRO Satelite Ops
Jet Aviation
 
David Tarullo                      
Vice President, Technical Services
NetJets Inc. - Columbus
                                             
    
 
Agenda
Minutes:
 
Meeting minutes are provided by the staff liaison to committee members. All other members are encouraged to contact the staff liaison for additional information on any topics that were discussed at prior meetings.
 
 
Staff Contact
Carol Giles