FAA Issues NPRM on Modernizing AMT School Curriculum

On October 2, 2015, the FAA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to amend the regulations governing the curriculum and operations of FAA-certificated Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools. These amendments would modernize and reorganize the required curriculum subjects in the appendices of the current regulations.

They would also remove the course content items currently located in the appendices and require that they be placed in each school’s operations specifications so they could more easily be amended when necessary. The amendments are needed because the existing curriculums are outdated, do not meet current industry needs, and can be changed only through notice and comment rulemaking. These amendments would ensure that AMT students receive up-to-date foundational training to meet the demanding and consistently changing needs of the aviation industry. To view the NPRM, go to www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/10/02/2015-24841/aviation-maintenance-technician-schools. The comment window closes on December 31, 2015.