Maintenance 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

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

Daniel M. Lane
Vice President of Technical Services
Aero Centers

Members and Participants At-Large
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 
Elevate Jet

Patrick Moylan
Vice President, Safety
West Star Aviation

Michael Mertens
Chief Inspector 
Duncan Aviation

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

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

NATA Team Member
Jenny Ann Urban

Meeting minutes are provided to committee members. All other members are encouraged to contact the NATA Team Member for additional information on any topics that were discussed at prior meetings.