Aircraft Maintenance and Systems 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. In addition, the committee recommends and arranges programs on issues pertinent to its objectives for 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

Regulatory Consistency Communication Board (RCCB)

Committee Members

Jason Tepool
Sr. Ab Initio Training Lead & Early Career Strategist

Shelley A. Ewalt
HCH Legal

Gregory Fredenburg
Regulatory Compliance Officer
Gulfstream Aerospace

Glenn Hart

Manager After-Market Programs
Dassault Falcon Jet

Bill Hoddenbach
Director of Maintenance 
Keystone Aviation

Daniel M. Lane
Service Center Director
Epps Aviation 

Michael Mertens
Chief Inspector 
Duncan Aviation

Staff Contact

Ken Thompson

Phil Stearns
Director of Sales and Marketing
Stevens Aerospace & Defense Systems, LLC.

Chris Poliak
SVP, Aircraft Maintenance/Air Carrier Operations
Executive Jet Management 

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.